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Marriott’s Starwood database hacked, 500 million may be affected

Marriott International said on Friday that hackers accessed about 500 million records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing personal data of customers including some payment card numbers. Shares fell 5 percent after disclosure of the hack, one of the largest in history, which prompted regulators in Britain and at least three US states to announce plans to look into the attack. The hack began in 2014, before Marriott offered to buy Starwood for $12.2 billion in…

Bilawal asks govt to rescue people affected by floodwaters, landslides in Gilgit-Baltistan

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday called upon the caretaker federal government to rescue thousands of people marooned in the Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district and other parts severely affected by floodwaters and landslides unleashed by melting of glaciers. In a statement, the PPP chairman has pointed out that grim situation has devastated huge population who stand marooned due to widespread havoc created by the natural calamity. He expressed sympathies with those who lost their…

Deloitte hit by cyber attack, says ‘very few’ clients affected

LONDON: Global accountancy firm Deloitte said on Monday it had been hit in a cyber attack that had compromised the data of a small number of its clients, but gave few details about how its systems had been breached. Attackers had accessed data from the company’s email platform, the company said in statement, confirming a report by the Guardian newspaper. Deloitte, one of the “big four” accountants, said it had mobilized a team of cyber-security experts to review its systems and to discover what information had been put…