Forbes Daily Newsletter: Malware Dealer Unmasked
Friday is here, and we have your headlines: Summer travel planning is in full swing; here are tips on avoiding scams. The identity of a notorious malware dealer was exposed, a first for the PGA Championship and the latest developments in last month’s murder of Cash App creator Bob Lee.
Disney scrapped a $1 billion plan that would have created more than 2,000 jobs in Florida, amid an ongoing culture war with Gov. Ron DeSantis, a likely Republican presidential candidate. A DeSantis spokesperson said the decision was “unsurprising” and blamed Disney’s “financial straits, falling market cap and declining stock price.”
Tech executive Nima Momeni pleaded not guilty for allegedly stabbing fellow tech executive Bob Lee to death last month in San Francisco. More details have emerged about Lee’s relationship with Momeni’s sister, as well as his lifestyle, reportedly filled with partying and drugs, according to the Wall Street Journal.
TECH + INNOVATION
The identity of “Jack,” a mysterious man who distributes malware (known as Golden Chickens) to some of the most notorious Russian cybercrime gangs, has been revealed and shared with American law enforcement, according to cybersecurity company eSentire. The company declined to share his name with Forbes, as Jack’s life may be in danger: he has a $200,000 bounty out for information on his identity, issued by another hacker who claimed he had been robbed of $1 million.
Fintech startup Ramp announced new OpenAI-powered tools for businesses to help automate customer service tasks, as well as a new slate of investors, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, chief executives from Quora and Instacart, as well as Stanford AI Lab professor Chris Ré. The company wouldn’t disclose the size of its investments.
BUSINESS + FINANCE
A key Department of Labor survey could be overestimating the number of job openings by as many as 300,000, according to economists at Goldman Sachs. JOLTS, a…