Monthly Archives: Июнь 2014

Exclusive: FBI warns retailers to expect more credit card breaches

Exclusive: FBI warns retailers to expect more credit card breaches

WASHINGTON — The FBI has warned U.S. retailers to prepare for more cyber attacks after discovering about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target Corp in the holiday shopping season.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation distributed a confidential, three-page report to retail companies last week describing the risks posed by «memory-parsing» malware that infects point-of-sale (POS) systems, which include cash registers and credit-card swiping machines found in store checkout aisles.

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Decline in German car sales accelerated in 2013: KBA

Decline in German car sales accelerated in 2013: KBA

FRANKFURT — The decline in German car sales accelerated last year, falling below 3 million vehicles for the first time since 2010, reflecting troubles in Europe that have sent auto demand close to a two-decade low.

New car registrations in Germany fell 4.2 percent to 2.95 million last year, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) said, after a decline of 2.9 percent in 2012.

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Analysis: Apps for mobile viewing challenge cable operators, TV networks

Analysis: Apps for mobile viewing challenge cable operators, TV networks


U.S. cable and satellite television operators, already locking horns with programmers over subscriber fees, are now squaring off over the mobile apps that viewers are increasingly using to watch TV.

Internet-based services such as Netflix Inc have gotten millions of viewers accustomed to catching shows on tablets and phones. Read more »

Canon appoints first outside directors after years of resistance

Canon appoints first outside directors after years of resistance

TOKYO — Canon Inc has appointed its first outside directors, ending years of high-profile resistance to opening up its boardroom as pressure mounts on Japan’s big companies to improve governance and better manage risks.

The camera maker’s long-serving chief executive Fujio Mitarai, who headed Japan’s powerful Keidanren business lobby from 2006 to 2010, had argued that only insiders could understand the company well enough to serve effectively on its board.

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