A WhatsApp spokesman said the attack was sophisticated and had all the hallmarks of a 'private company working with governments on surveillance.'
As part of the settlement, announced by the US Department of Justice on Wednesday, the Zurich-based bank acknowledged that home loans it pooled into the securities did not meet underwriting guidelines, with some described by employees as "complete crap" and "[u]tter complete garbage."
The credit rating agency reached the deal with the Justice Department, 21 states and the District of Columbia, resolving allegations that the firm contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the department said in a statement.
Part of a settlement would include Takata pleading guilty to criminal misconduct, the source told Reuters. The Justice Department has investigated whether Takata hid information from safety regulators and issued misleading statements about the dangers posed by the air bags.
"Under the terms of the settlement, Credit Suisse would pay to the DoJ (US Department of Justice) a civil monetary penalty of USD 2.48 billion," the Swiss banking giant said in a statement.
Deutsche Bank said it would pay USD7.2 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice, related to its issuance and underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and other activities during 2005 to 2007.
The US Department of JusticeÂ has asked Credit Suisse to pay between USD 5 billion and USD 7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter said, but the bank has resisted settling for that amount.
The two men are in talks with the government about a plea agreement, according to a source close to the negotiations who was not authorized to discuss the matter.
Such a revelation came as Embraer, as per a Justice Department announcement, entered into a resolution and agreed to pay USD 205 million to resolve charges of corruption and making bribe payments to foreign nations, including to an agent in India for the IAF deal.
"Specifically, tomorrow I want to see how Deutsche Bank performs," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. She is also watching for the impact to the market from financial stocks and oil prices.
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has lashed out at Deutsche Bank's handling of its troubles, saying "irresponsible" managers had put thousands of jobs at risk.
News overnight that the US Department of Justice had levied a far bigger than expected USD 14 billion fine on Germany's largest bank sent financial stocks across Europe tumbling amid worries others could also be clobbered.
"One of the company's US subsidiaries, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc (SPII), has received a grand jury subpoena from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), anti-trust division...," the company said in a BSE filing.
They are all set to use a far-reaching financial institutions reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, or FIRREA, to go after Volkswagen in the emissions scandal row
The US Department of Justice asked a federal court in July to stop Electrolux, which makes Frigidaire, Kenmore and Tappan appliances, from buying GE's appliance business and has said the deal would push prices up by five percent.
Federal prosecutors with the US Department of Justice are examining whether Bosch, the world's largest auto supplier, knew or participated in Volkswagen's years-long efforts to circumvent US diesel emissions tests, the people said.
FIFA, which has been rocked by Swiss and US corruption investigations, said in a statement it was made aware of allegations involving Valcke and had requested a formal investigation by the FIFA ethics committee.
Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who headed the government during the alleged bribery case involving a US firm in 2009, has ruled out involvement of any of his ministers.
The US Department of Justice, Homeland Security and Labour Departments are likely to investigate layoffs of US workers between FY09 and FY15, especially investigate displacements of 50 US workers by IT companies.
The transaction announced in April remains subject to approval by Nokia shareholders, and is expected to close in the first half of 2016.
Nine high-ranking soccer officials, including two current vice-presidents of world governing-body FIFA, and five sports marketing executives have been indicted on federal corruption charges, US law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.
The British bank said on Tuesday it had made an adjusted pretax profit of 5.5 billion pounds last year, up from a restated 4.9 billion in 2013 and above the average analyst forecast of 5.3 billion.
Switzerland's biggest bank said on Tuesday net profit for the fourth quarter of 2014 was 963 million Swiss francs (1.04 billion USD), exceeding the 937 million francs analysts had forecast in a Reuters poll.
The lawsuit, filed with the US District Court of Northern California on Tuesday, follows an agreement between Internet companies like Google Inc and Microsoft Corp with the government about court orders they receive related to surveillance.
The Competition Commission in India and the US Federal Trade Commission are closely scrutinising the deal to see if there could be any sort of monopolistic situations in the market post this deal and this clearance would be the most crucial.