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Debit card glitch sees thousands charged twice

Debit card glitch sees thousands charged twice

Business
Thousands of people across the UK were charged twice for debit card payments following a glitch. Customers paid twice due to a problem with card terminals run by Cardnet, despite transactions only showing up once on receipts.The error affected around 5% of payments made on machines on 29 August. Cardnet is a payment system run by Lloyds Bank and card processor First Data, which handles 1.1 billion transactions a year, including for a wide range of shops, restaurants and businesses in Britain.This means that Lloyds customers were not the only ones affected, since the machines accept most Mastercard and Visa payments.Customers will have to check their bank statements for duplicate payments - but they should have been automatically reimbursed. ...
Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder in patient's death

Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder in patient's death

World
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Brazilian plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" has been charged with murder in the death of a patient on whom officials say he performed surgery in his apartment. Denis Furtado was arrested in July after 46-year-old Lilian Calixto died just hours after he performed a butt-enhancing procedure. Authorities said Calixto became ill and was hospitalized with a racing heartbeat -- eventually dying after her fourth heart attack. Investigators say Furtado, aided by the others during the aesthetic procedure, injected more than the recommended amount of methyl methacrylate (PMMA), a synthetic resin known as acrylic glass filler, into Calixto. The Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society has warned against using PMMA for aesthetic purposes because of the risks involved. Prosecutors cha...
Student charged in elaborate digital money theft scheme

Student charged in elaborate digital money theft scheme

Technology
A Massachusetts college student who was named his high school's valedictorian for his savvy tech skills hacked into unsuspecting investors' personal cellphones, email and social media accounts to steal at least $ 2 million in digital currency like Bitcoin, according to documents provided by California prosecutors Wednesday. Joel Ortiz was taken into custody July 12 at Los Angeles International Airport ahead of a flight to Boston, according to prosecutors. The 20-year-old faces more than two dozen charges including grand theft, identity theft and computer hacking, court documents show. He's held on $ 1 million bail. The Santa Clara County, California, public defender's office, which is representing Ortiz, declined comment. A number listed for his home in Boston was disconnected. The elabo...
Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack

Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack

World
The US Department of Justice has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 US elections.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the dozen accused used spear phishing emails and malicious software.He said the hackers also stole data on half a million voters from a state election board website.The Kremlin said there was no evidence linking the 12 to military intelligence or hacking.The claims were "an old duck" and a "heap of conspiracy schemes", said Moscow's foreign ministry in a statement.Friday's indictment was the first by US officials to directly charge Russia's government with meddling in the US vote two years ago. Four intriguing lines in Mueller charges Who's who in Russia-Trump drama? What are the a...
Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

Entertainment
TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been charged with drink-driving after his arrest on Sunday, police have confirmed."A man has been charged following a road traffic collision in Lower Richmond Road, SW14 that occurred on Sunday, 18 March," said Metropolitan Police."Anthony McPartlin, 42 (18.11.75) of Chiswick has been charged by postal requisition on Wednesday, 21 March with drink-driving.Image:The green Mini car involved in the crash was carrying a child. Pic: Flynet"He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on 4 April."McPartlin was reportedly seen at Kingston police station in southwest London earlier today - the first time he has left his house since the arrest.He was involved in a collision with two other cars while driving his black Mini in Richmond just before 4pm on Sunday.A chil...