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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…

Except for one, no evidence of banks data being hacked — SBP clarifies

KARACHI: Rejecting media reports that the data of most banks has been hacked, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday said that no evidence of banks data being hacked had been reported, except for one, ARY News reported. "There is no evidence to this effect nor has this information been provided to the SBP by any bank or law enforcement agency," it said in a statement. "We would like to emphasize that except for the incident of October 27, 2018 in which reportedly the IT security of one bank was compromised, no…

$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

TOKYO: Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday.  Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money transfered. "We decline to comment on the details of how this illegal access occurred, as it is a crime and we've already asked the authorities to investigate," Tech Bureau said in a statement. It added that…

Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday via Twitter said that China hacked the emails of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton but did not offer any evidence or further information. “Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!” he tweeted a little after midnight on…

Apple reassures customers after international media reports hack by teen

SYDNEY: Apple Inc said no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts. The boy, 16, from the southern city of Melbourne, broke into the U.S. computer giant’s mainframe from his suburban home many times over a year, The Age newspaper reported, citing statements by the teenager’s lawyer in court. The teen downloaded 90 gigabytes of secure files and accessed customer…

Woman who hacked email of pop star Selena Gomez charged in L.A

LOS ANGELES: A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer’s associates. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday (July 13) that 21-year-old Susan Antrach of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, has been charged with five identity-theft counts, five fraud counts and one count of accessing and using data without permission. The charges are felonies that collectively could get her nearly 10 years in prison. Prosecutors allege Antrach accessed the…