Blog

U.S. Cyber Monday sales jump, high traffic leads to website outages

U.S. Cyber Monday sales jump, high traffic leads to website outages

CHICAGO U.S. online sales grew 14 percent on Cyber Monday, on track to set a record, leading some retail websites, like Target Corp’s, to crash temporarily due to high customer traffic. Website outages and slow checkouts during the five-day shopping spree starting Thanksgiving Thursday, were also reported at PayPal Inc, department store chain Neiman Marcus, [...]

Continue reading →

U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records

U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual’s complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filing released Monday shows. The documents are believed to be the first time the government has provided details [...]

Continue reading →

U.S. states probe VTech hack, experts warn of more attacks

U.S. states probe VTech hack, experts warn of more attacks

BOSTON/HONG KONG U.S. states said they will investigate a massive breach at digital toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd as security experts warned that hackers are likely to target similar companies that handle customer data. Attorneys general in the U.S. states of Connecticut and Illinois said on Monday that they would probe the breaches, though their [...]

Continue reading →