Royal Bank of Scotland customers found themselves unable to use debit or credit cards on the busiest shopping day of the year. Ross McEwan, who took over as CEO this year, apologized. He acknowledged the bank had failed for decades to invest properly in its systems and that it was working to set this right.
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If you haven't heard, digital security is a big deal, and the security of information on mobile devices is of utmost concern. The bad guys are getting smarter, their attacks more complex and the sensitive data they’re after increasingly resides on that miniature computer you have in your pocket.
Financial services company Knight Capital Americas will pay $12 million to settle charges it violated SEC rules in connection with a costly trading glitch in August 2012. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Knight didn't have adequate safeguards to limit the risks posed by its access to markets.
Nothing much interferes with "South Park" lampooning its targets. But Comedy Central says an ill-timed power outage shut the show down Tuesday night, preventing completion of this week's scheduled episode. Comedy Central said Wednesday that all the computers at South Park Studios were down for hours.
The website for Delta Air Lines Inc. is working again after an outage on Thursday. The outage lasted roughly four hours and took down Delta's mobile app, too. During that time passengers couldn't check in for flights or book new tickets on Delta's site.
California officials knew a computer upgrade for the state's unemployment insurance program that delayed tens of thousands of benefit checks was vulnerable to problems before it was installed, according to a report from The Sacramento Bee. The newspaper reported officials underestimated how many unemployment claims would be affected by a glitch in the nearly $188 million system upgrade implemented over Labor Day weekend.
Atlanta airport officials say operations are back to normal after an unknown mechanical issue led to a lockdown. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a technical glitch triggered a false alarm Monday afternoon.
Dozens of JetBlue Airways flights were delayed Friday morning after a computer failure limited the airline's ability to dispatch planes. The system was restored by 10:30 a.m. but the airline warned that delays would persist throughout the day. As of 11 a.m., there were 40 delayed flights, according to JetBlue.
We're losing the battle against state-sponsored cyber attacks and things are not going to improve any time soon, according to a new survey from Lieberman Software Corporation. As state-sponsored cyber attacks increasingly become a serious problem, many nations are building defensive, as well as offensive, techniques to deter attackers.
Nasdaq OMX Group says a three-hour trading halt last week was partly the result of issues within the company's control. In a statement released Thursday, the company detailed some of its early findings from an internal review. Nasdaq blamed "a confluence of unprecedented events" that overwhelmed the exchange's system for handling price information.
Readers who tried to click on the New York Times' website got nothing but error messages Tuesday afternoon in its second major disruption this month, with a group calling itself "The Syrian Electronic Army" claiming responsibility. Within minutes of the attack, the New York Times announced in a Twitter message that it would continue to publish the news.
Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites. AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or unavailable included Instagram and Twitter's Vine video-sharing application.
The latest high-tech disruption in the financial markets increases the pressure on Nasdaq and other electronic exchanges to take steps to avoid future breakdowns and manage them better if they do occur. The three-hour trading outage on the Nasdaq stock exchange Thursday also can be expected to trigger new rounds of regulatory scrutiny on computer-driven trading.
A mysterious glitch halted trading on the Nasdaq for three hours Thursday in the latest major electronic breakdown on Wall Street, embarrassing the stock exchange that hosts the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Microsoft and Google.
The New York Times' website went offline Wednesday, the result of a server problem, the company said. The website went down late in the morning. By mid-afternoon, the website was largely operational, but the newspaper said it was still working to fully restore service.
Several airlines are experiencing flight delays nationwide because of a problem with a computer system they use for services such as reservations, check-ins and online booking. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says about 50 of its flights departing Monday night were delayed by an hour or less due to the outage.
The head of the U.S. National Security Agency defended the government's much-criticized surveillance program against hecklers among a crowd of computer systems analysts Wednesday, but also had a challenge for them: If you don't like it, lend your talent to build a better one.
A former network engineer who shut down an oil and gas company's computer network and phone system for a month last year has been indicted on federal charges, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Wednesday. The deletion of phone system accounts and accounting data cost Charleston-based EnerVest Operating LLC about $1 million in losses.
The comprehensive study, which includes a survey of more than 700 respondents from 378 enterprises, defines what "live threat intelligence" is; how global enterprises are using it defend against compromises, breaches and exploits; and the financial damage that slow, outdated and insufficient threat intelligence is inflicting on them.
Officials at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say they're working to fix a downed passenger processing system.
Apple says that hackers may have gained access to personal information of software developers who make the company's apps.
Network Solutions, a company that provides tools for companies, groups and individuals to operate websites, says a hacking attack caused service disruptions to its customers.
Learn how AT&T works to prepare for natural disasters during a network disaster recovery exercise in Hartford, CT. AT&T's disaster recovery team can provide emergency cellular coverage and mobile charging stations in times of disaster.
Southwest Airlines was operating normally Saturday afternoon after a system-wide computer failure caused it to ground 250 flights for nearly three hours late Friday night. Full service was restored just after 2 a.m. EDT Saturday, but the Dallas-based airline experienced lingering delays in the morning as it worked to clear a backlog of flights and reposition planes and crew.
Wealth management groups in the U.S. are apparently so concerned about cyber-attacks they are staging an all-out system wide drill to test their preparedness and countermeasures. The anti-cyber attack drill, code named Quantum Dawn 2, is scheduled for June 28.
Cybercrime is on the rise, but will grow even faster if organizations ignore an emerging group of cybersecurity game changers: always-on connectivity, an increasingly IT-centric society, and a new class system that separates people by technology skills. ISACA’s latest guide examines the impact of these game changers and how to manage and transform security.
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