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Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Technology
A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...
Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana to complete a clean sweep of British victories in this year's Grand Tours.The 26-year-old Michelton-Scott rider crossed the line safely in Madrid on Sunday to secure his first Grand Tour, with Spain's Enric Mas second and Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez third.Britons Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France respectively this year. Elia Viviani claimed the 100km final stage of the Vuelta in a bunch sprint.In a chaotic run-in, the Italian edged out world champ...
British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers 'found'

British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers 'found'

Technology
A cyber-security firm has said it found a malicious script injected into the British Airways website, which could be the cause of a recent data breach that affected 380,000 transactions.A RiskIQ researcher analysed code from BA's website and app around the time when the breach began, in late August.He claimed to have discovered evidence of a "skimming" script designed to steal financial data from online payment forms.BA said it was unable to comment.A very similar attack, dubbed Magecart, affected the Ticketmaster website recently, which RiskIQ said it also analysed in depth.The company said the code found on the BA site was very similar, but appeared to have been modified to suit the way the airline's site had been designed. Vid...
British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

Technology
British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app, stealing data from many thousands of customers in the process.But how was this possible?BA has not revealed any technical details about the breach, but cyber-security experts have some suggestions of possible methods used.Names, email addresses and credit card details including card numbers, expiry dates and three-digit CVV codes were stolen by the hackers.At first glance, the firm's statement appears to give no details about the hack, but by "reading between the lines", it is possible to infer some potential attack routes, says cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward at the University of Surrey.Take BA's specification of the exact times and dates b...
British Airways probes customer data theft

British Airways probes customer data theft

Business
British Airways says it is investigating "as a matter of urgency" the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app.The airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised. About 380,000 transactions were affected, but the stolen data did not include travel or passport details.BA said the breach took place between 22:58 BST on 21 August and 21:45 BST on 5 September."The breach has been resolved and our website is working normally," BA said in a statement "We have notified the police and relevant authorities. We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused. We take the protection of our customers' data very seriously."BA said anyone who believed they might have been affected s...