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US, UK authorities claim seizure of LockBit ransomware gang’s dark web leak site
A coalition of international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency, have disrupted the operations of the prolific LockBit ransomware gang. LockBit’s dark-web leak site — where the group publicly lists its victims and threatens to leak their stolen data unless a ransom demand is paid — was replaced with © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.
Planity raises $48 million because even hair salons need their own SaaS product
If you’ve ever traveled in rural areas in France, you may have realized a French peculiarity. Even in the seemingly less populated towns, there’s a hair salon. French startup Planity has been taking advantage of France’s love affair with hair salons to launch a SaaS product for these businesses in particular. Over time, the company © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.
Singapore-based fintech Xalts acquires digital trade platform Contour Network
In a role reversal, Xalts, a Singapore fintech startup founded 18 months ago, has acquired Contour Network, a digital trade platform set up by eight major banks including HSBC, Standard Chartered and BNP. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but the acquisition price was in the high single millions and composed of cash and stock. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.