Sep 29, 2016

U.S. cutting off North Korea's sources of foreign currency

The United States is focusing on cutting off North Korea’s foreign currency sources to increase pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. “We’re focusing our efforts on cutting off sources of revenue for the regime’s unlawful ...

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Sep 21, 2016

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Cambodia has deported 50 Chinese and 13 Taiwanese citizens to China over an alleged internet scam, a senior police official said Wednesday. The move came in apparent compliance with a demand from Beijing. The suspects were flown out of Cambodia on Tuesday, said Gen. ...

SWIFT discloses more cyberthefts, pressures banks on security

Aug 31, 2016

SWIFT discloses more cyberthefts, pressures banks on security

SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its members’ banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February’s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said new ...

Jun 16, 2016

Holy guacamole! Avocado desperados hit New Zealand

New Zealand avocado growers have reported a spate of thefts after rising prices caused a seasonal shortage, leaving guacamole lovers choking on their dip. Avocado prices have doubled in recent months, reaching 6 New Zealand dollars ($4.20) each in some supermarkets, prompting a number ...

Jun 11, 2016

Rancher on horseback lassos bike thief in Oregon

A rancher jumped on his horse Friday morning and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Wal-Mart, police said. Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store loading dog food and a camping tent ...

Japanese banks raise guard after ¥1.8 billion taken from ATMs

Jun 8, 2016

Japanese banks raise guard after ¥1.8 billion taken from ATMs

Japanese banks that lost some ¥1.8 billion ($16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such fraud. Seven Bank, which operates ATMs in the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, halved its withdrawal limit to ¥50,000 from ¥100,000 ...