Tag: US

Marriott Says Hack Was Smaller Than Originally Thought, but 5.25 Million Passport Numbers Were Stolen

Marriott disclosed Friday that fewer guests than originally thought were affected by a massive computer hacking attack but that more than five million passport numbers were stolen. Marriott said about 5.25 million passport numbers were taken in the incident, which US officials believe was masterminded by the Chinese government. An additional 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers […]

Amazon’s Record Holiday Shows Consumers Still Have Appetite for Spending

Amazon.com reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein clothes, suggesting consumer optimism isn’t being deterred by a tumbling stock market. The Internet retailer said “tens of millions of people worldwide” signed up for its Prime service, which offers free two-day shipping on millions […]

Netflix Users Being Targeted by Phishing Scam, US FTC Warns

If you are a Netflix subscriber and have received a strange email, it is likely to be another phishing scam. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning for a reported email phishing scam targeted at users of the streaming service. In a phishing scam, scammers can use fake emails to pose as […]

US Investigators Point to China in Marriott Hack Affecting 500 Million Travellers

US Investigators Point to China in Marriott Hack Affecting 500 Million Travellers US government investigators increasingly believe that Chinese state hackers likely were responsible for the massive breach reported last month of Marriott’s Starwood chain hotel reservation system, which exposed the private information and travel details of as many as 500 million people, according to […]

Amazon, Microsoft Jostle as Pentagon Calls for Cloud Contract Bids

US defence officials unveiled Thursday a much-anticipated final request for tech firms to bid on a massive contract to provide the Pentagon with a comprehensive cloud computing service. Tech titans including Amazon and Microsoft have already spent months jockeying for a winning offer on the prestigious contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion (roughly Rs. 68,500 […]