Economy

Hyatt warns of malware on its payment-processing system

Hyatt Hotels Corp. says it found malicious software on the computer system that processes customer payments, raising the possibility that hackers may have obtained credit card numbers or other sensitive information. The resort chain is…

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My hack stole your credit card

He says he hacks for justice, taking down websites of Nazi sympathizers and bigots. But he may also help hackers steal your credit card information. He’ll sell hacking tools on the dark web to just…

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Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side of the Atlantic is making that transition look childishly simple…

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Should Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer be fired?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has repeatedly preached that it will take time for her to turn the company around. But analysts and investors are increasingly reluctant to give her more time and even speculating about…

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Russian ATM Hackers Steal $4 Million in Cash with ‘Reverse ATM Hack’ Technique

Russian hackers have discovered a novel technique to rip off Millions of dollars from banks and ATMs. Criminals in Russia used a technique, called “Reverse ATM Attack,” and stole 252 Million Rubles (US$3.8 Million) from…

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Square Is Going Public At A Price Lower Than Planned

Facing yet more investor skepticism, electronic payments company Square reportedly priced shares for its upcoming public offering at $9—lower than the company’s proposed IPO range of $11 to $13 a share, and far below the…

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