Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs: Prosecutors Say Chinese Cyber Firm Was Front for Hackers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs: Prosecutors Say Chinese Cyber Firm Was Front for Hackers

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Panama hotel wants to dump Trump name

Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama are working to strip President Donald Trump's name from the 70-story building and fire the hotel management company run by Trump's family. The property once paid at least $32 million to associate with Trump.

The uprising by Panama hotel owners following news that Trump was effectively being paid to end a similar management contract for the Trump Soho hotel in New York points to continued struggles for the Trump brand outside strongholds like Mar-a-Lago in Florida and the Trump Hotel in Washington.

The Trump Organization said it believed the move in Panama is a contract violation.

Sub snorkel took on water * Water entered the snorkel of an Argentine submarine and caused one of its batteries to short circuit before the vessel went missing 12 days ago, a navy spokesman said Monday.

Hopes for survivors have been largely crushed by reports of an explosion detected near the time and place where the ARA San Juan was last heard from on Nov. 15.

Since then, there have been no signs of the sub or debris despite an intensive multinational search. Experts have said the crew had only enough oxygen to last up to 10 days if the sub remained intact but submerged.

Chinese cyber firm linked to hackers * Three Chinese nationals are accused of operating a cybersecurity firm that used phishing scams and malware to steal data from international corporations.

A federal indictment unsealed Monday in Pittsburgh says the trio's targets included Siemens AG, Moody's Analytics in New York and Trimble Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.

The indictment says they ran a company called Boyusec offering cybersecurity services to Chinese businesses. The men are accused of sending phony emails that look legitimate in order to hack into corporate computers across the world.

They are charged with crimes dating to 2011. …

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