Italian restaurant owner wrongly targeted by US sanctions. The cost of the Suez Canal blockage. WhatsApp extends 'confusing' update deadline. Tesla asked to recall 158,000 cars over safety concerns. Customers furious as E.On takes payments too early. Excel: Why using Microsoft's tool caused Covid-19 results to be lost. Santander hit by online banking outage ahead of holiday weekend. Image copyright Getty Images Santander UK customers were unable to access their online accounts for several hours from Friday morning until mid-afternoon.
"We are currently experiencing issues with customers logging in to Online Banking," the lender told customers via Twitter. It comes ahead of a bank holiday weekend and monthly salary payments for millions of Britons. The bank said the problem had now been sorted out. "We apologise for the problems some customers faced earlier today using our digital banking services," the lender said in a statement. It said debit cards, credit cards and cash machines should all have been working during the outage.
While outages that last less than a day will be a minor nuisance to most customers, there could be significant knock-on problems for those planning on large transfers ahead of big purchases, such as for a car or home. Sophie Rivett, from Worcester, told the PA news agency she had problems paying her bills as she moved into a new house on Friday. Citibank sues for $176m payment made in error. Image copyright Getty Images US banking giant Citigroup has asked a federal court to force hedge fund Brigade Capital to return $176m (£134m).
The money is part of the $900m the bank accidentally transferred to creditors of the struggling cosmetics company Revlon. The bank says it meant to send Brigade just $1.5m to cover interest on a loan the hedge fund holds. Citigroup blames the accidental over-payment on an "operational mistake". In a filing to the Southern District of New York Court, Citigroup said it meant to make interest payments on behalf of Revlon but transferred amounts more than 100 times the size intended. TSB customers' anger at online banking issues. Some TSB customers couldn't access online banking services on Monday.
Users on both the app and the website received error messages when trying to access their accounts. There are dozens of comments on social media saying affected customers were unable to get past the security questions, some for several hours. 'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage' Image copyright Emma Hopkinson-Spark Smile Bank customers have been unable to access their online banking accounts for five days in a row.
The online-only bank, owned by Co-Operative Bank, said it was working urgently to resolve the problem. US church sues Zoom after Bible study 'zoombombed' by porn. Image copyright Reuters A California church is suing video chat company Zoom after a hacker allegedly hijacked a virtual Bible study class to post pornography and child abuse.
A hacker took over users' computers and played "sick and disturbing videos", according to the lawsuit filed by Saint Paulus Lutheran Church. The San Francisco church's leaders contacted Zoom for help, but the company "did nothing", the suit says. Zoom declined to comment, but pointed to new security features on the app. The popularity of the Zoom video chat app has soared in recent months for work and leisure as virus lockdown measures have kept millions at home.
The inflated use has come with heightened scrutiny over its security and privacy measures, with reports of so-called "Zoombombing" - where uninvited guests hack into meetings, sometimes posting racist, abusive or explicit content. Heathrow Airport apologises for IT failure disruption. Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation. Image copyright AFP Facebook has apologised for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese to English into an obscenity on its platform.
HSBC customers hit by two IT glitches within hours. Image copyright Getty Images Frustrated customers of HSBC faced difficulty accessing online and mobile services owing to two separate IT glitches.
The first occurred just before 20:00 GMT on Thursday, and was fixed about three hours later. On the inside of a hacking catastrophe. Image copyright David Rimmer In early September 2017 David Rimmer was on the final day of a corporate get-together in the US, organised by Equifax, the giant financial firm he worked for.
It is one of the world's biggest credit score agencies, and Mr Rimmer was the chief information security officer (CISO) for Europe. At the conference centre, he and a handful of other staff were called aside by the global chief security officer. 'Computer outage' causes delays at several US airports. Image copyright Reuters Travellers have been delayed at several major US airports due to a technical issue affecting customs checks.
US authorities said computers are coming slowly back online after a nationwide outage caused delays for international passengers. Los Angeles airport tweeted that its systems were slowly returning to normal, and the outage had "no significant impacts to flights". The glitch led to lengthy delays in at least four states. Travellers also posted photos and footage of long airport queues on social media. Venice court fines top architect Calatrava in bridge dispute. Image copyright AFP A Venice court has fined world-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava €78,000 (£72,000) for alleged errors that made his Constitution Bridge on the Grand Canal more expensive.
The controversial bridge was beset with problems after its opening in 2008. The Audit Court held Mr Calatrava responsible for going over-budget: the bridge cost €11.6m instead of €7m. The court found that tubes were the wrong size, steps wore out too quickly and fixes were needed for wheelchairs. British Airways passengers stranded after IT failures. Image copyright Anne Marie Bastable. Holidaymakers travelling with British Airways are enduring cancellations and delays after an IT glitch. At least 117 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport, with 10 cancelled at Gatwick Airport. More than 200 other flights have been delayed. Paris Airshow: Difficult decisions for Boeing lie ahead. Image copyright Getty Images Boeing is coming to this year's Paris Airshow, which starts on Monday, facing some difficult decisions in the wake of the two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes, while its global rival Airbus is widely expected to unveil a long-range version of its best-selling A321 - potentially taking away some of Boeing's customers.
With almost 2,500 companies exhibiting and 320,000 visitors expected over seven days, the show at Le Bourget on the outskirts of Paris is one of the aerospace and defence industry's key trade fairs for a sector that generates global revenues of some $685bn annually. Expect most of the press attention to be focussed on Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg, and how the firm is working with aviation regulators to get its troubled 737 Max aircraft back in the air. Why do airlines still mislay 25 million bags a year? Image copyright Getty Images The airline industry claims it's getting better at not losing our luggage, partly through improved tracking technology.
But tens of millions of bags still go astray every year. So is it doing enough? It's the most disconsolate feeling - waiting for your bag to appear on the luggage carousel after all the other passengers have picked up theirs. And it doesn't show up. A frustrating experience for millions of air passengers. What went wrong inside Boeing's cockpit? Intel Zombieload bug fix to slow data centre computers. Image copyright Natascha Eibl Intel has confirmed that new problems discovered with its processor chips mean that some computer owners face a performance slowdown.
The company has said that data centres are likely to be worst affected by the fixes required. But it added that the impact on most PC owners should be minimal. The so-called Zombieload vulnerability follows the disclosure of the earlier Spectre, Meltdown and Foreshadow bugs last year. The latest flaw could theoretically allow an attacker to spy on tasks being handled by any Intel Core or Xeon-branded central processing unit (CPU) released since 2011.
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are among the major cloud computing platforms to power their data centres with the technology. They have taken steps to avoid their clients noticing any impact or being put at risk. Zombieload was discovered by researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria and KU Leuven university in Belgium. Hong Kong subway trains collide amid new signal system trials. Image copyright Reuters Two subway trains have collided during a new signal system test in Hong Kong, halting services and threatening travel disruption for millions of commuters. The incident occurred between the Central and Admiralty stations before the service was open to the public early on Monday morning. While the trains had no passengers on board, both drivers were taken to hospital. Rail officials warned that repairs were likely to take "quite a long time".
Network operator Mass Transit Railway (MTR) said sections of the Tsuen Wan Line had been suspended and urged commuters to avoid the route affected and to use other forms of transport if possible. TSB suffers £105m loss after computer chaos. Image copyright Getty Images TSB's computer meltdown pushed the bank into a £105.4m loss last year, from a £162.7m profit in 2017. Huawei staff punished after official tweet posted 'via iPhone'