World International Affairs Nearly 400,000 customers who booked flights with British Airways between August 21 and September 5 may have had their personal and financial details hacked as part of a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack,” the company’s chairman said on Friday. “We discovered that something had happened but we didn’t know what it was [on Wednesday evening]. So overnight, teams were trying to figure out the extent of the attack,” Alex Cruz, British Airways' chairman, told the BBC. “The first thing was to find out if it was something serious and who it affected or not. The moment that actual customer data had been compromised, that’s when we began immediate communication to our customers.” British Airways logos are seen on tail fins at Heathrow Airport in London, England on February 23. The airline said that the hack affected those who booked or made changes to their bookings on the … [Read more...] about British Airways Hack: Have Your Credit Card Details Been Affected?
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Home Daily News Cashing in with credit-card processing software Legal Technology By Nicole Black Posted August 24, 2018, 6:34 am CDT Nicole Black. In prior columns I have covered time-tracking software and legal billing software with the promise that I’d eventually focus on payment processing software for law firms. Well that time has come, and in this column I’ll explain the ins and outs of choosing the right payment processing vendor for your law firm. You’ll learn why law firms should consider using payment processing software, the types of legal-specific tools available, and how to determine which one will be the best fit for your law firm. First, let’s talk about what payment processing software does and why it benefits law firms. Simply put, this tool allows your law firm to accept automated clearing house (e-check) and credit card payments from clients. Why should your firm accept these types of payments? Because that’s what 21st-century legal … [Read more...] about Cashing in with credit-card processing software
Updated 7:18 am PDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 Photo: AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File) FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File) Photo: AP Why traditional credit scores still matter 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely you are to pay back a loan. Don't expect this alternative data to displace the three-digit number most lenders use, however. Credit … [Read more...] about Why traditional credit scores still matter
By Rebecca Kaplan, Arden Farhi, and Jackie Alemany Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt wanted a used mattress from the Trump Hotel and asked an EPA aide to track one down. The aide, Millan Hupp, served as Pruitt's director of scheduling and advance and, in an interview with congressional investigators, she said she performed various personal tasks for the administrator, including contacting real estate agents, visiting rental properties and trying to acquire the mattress. According to an interview transcript released by House Democrats, Hupp said she recalls discussions with Pruitt about "the possibility of securing an old mattress from the Trump Hotel." She contacted the managing director at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, via email in September 2017. This was around the time that Pruitt was moving to a new apartment, Hupp recalled. She said that Pruitt himself had also spoken with someone at the hotel about purchasing the mattress. … [Read more...] about Scott Pruitt asked aide to acquire used Trump hotel mattress
A CHEEKY schoolboy made off with his mum's credit card and jetted to BALI after a heated row with his parents. The 12-year-old then spent four days living it up in a luxury hotel after tricking his gran into handing over his passport. After the argument he packed his bag, grabbed his scooter and headed to the airport for his own solo adventure. The boy, who has not been named, booked the cheap flight after researching online for which airline would allow him to travel on his own. He managed to bag a "cheap deal" to the Indonesian holiday island and booked the flight one day after school, 9news reports. The boy then used a self-service checkout at the airport so he didn't raise suspicion and boarded a connecting flight from Sydney to Perth before heading to Denpasar on Bali. The boy now admits he was shocked no one at Perth International Airport asked him why he was travelling alone. “They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I’m over 12 and that … [Read more...] about Boy, 12, stole his mum’s credit card then flew to BALI and lived like a king for four days following argument