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Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "March 19, 2013 JPMorgan Chase customers see zero balances after technical glitch Customers speculated on Twitter that the bank's systems had been hacked By John Ribeiro | IDG News Service Print| .
Customers of JPMorgan Chase reported seeing zero balances in their accounts both online and on mobile, and speculated that the bank's systems had been hacked into.
The bank however clarified late Monday that it was having a technology problem regarding customers' balance information that it was working to resolve.
The speculation on social networks like Twitter that the bank was hacked was probably based on DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks that U.S. banks have faced in recent months. A group calling itself "Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters," for example, launched DDoS attacks on the websites of several U.S. banks during September and October, disrupting online and mobile banking services for long periods." Link to Original Source top
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "Eurozone finance ministers demanded on Sunday that Cypriots pay up to 10% of their bank deposits in exchange for a €10bn (£8.5bn) bailout, prompting panic across the island as people rushed to cash machines to withdraw their savings." Link to Original Source top
Congressman introduce bill to ban minting of trillion-dollar coin
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown.
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to specifically ban President Barack Obama from minting the coins.
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "State and local law enforcement groups want wireless providers to store detailed information about your SMS messages for at least two years — in case they're needed for future criminal investigations." Link to Original Source top
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Link to Original Source top
IRS pays out billions in tax refunds due to ID theft
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "The IRS is paying out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves; a problem that the tax service’s inspector general told CNBC is a “growing problem” involving numbers that are increasing “exponentially.”
In a new report to be issued Thursday, the inspector general for the IRS says that tax thieves are stealing the identities of taxpayers and then filing bogus returns on their behalf and collecting fraudulent refunds as a result." Link to Original Source top
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "Shares of Knight Capital Group (KCG) are down sharply Thursday morning after the firm announced realized losses of approximately $440 million dollars as the result of erroneous trades entered Wednesday morning. Prior to the announcement analysts had estimated Knight's losses would be as much as $170 million. Knight blames a faulty software installation for the mistake which they claim has been corrected." Link to Original Source top
Dainsanefh (2009638) writes "Ron Paul, Mitt Romney’s lone remaining rival for the Republican presidential nomination, announced Monday that he would stop spending money on the party’s 11 remaining primaries, in effect suspending his campaign.
Apart from President Obama and Romney, Paul has raised more money than any other White House contender this year – more than $36 million. His calls for strict adherence to the Constitution and his no-nonsense manner have spawned a vocal and well organized group of followers, but not enough to give him a realistic shot at the presidency." Link to Original Source top
" Ten years ago this morning, Slashdot founder Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda, foregoing the traditional bended-knee, used his insider access to one of the tech world's most prominent public forums to issue a 79-word Valentine's Day marriage proposal to Kathleen Fent.
As the anniversary of the proposal approached, I thought it would be fun to ask the principals to share their memories of that day and thoughts about it since, as just one case study of how this type of public proposal — be it on Slashdot, a billboard or the stadium Jumbotron — holds up over the years. Any regrets? Would they recommend it?... Here's our e-mail exchange:
Rob, what were you thinking during the 15 minutes between posting the proposal and receiving Kathleen's answer?
I was pretty confident she would say yes, but I was NOT as confident that she would read Slashdot for several hours. I was really dreading the lag, and timed the post to coincide with when I figured she would arrive at her office. Right as I clicked save, one of my co-workers immediately realized what I was doing, and I got some "good lucks" and appropriate teasing. But I won't lie: I was nervous as hell.
Kathleen, what was your reaction the moment you read your name in that headline and realized what was happening?
I knew something was afoot when I left for work and Rob said "See you soon!" I decided to check Slashdot right away when I got to work to see what was going on. When I saw my name in the proposal, I slammed my hand down on the desk and screamed, "Oh my god!" before I could even read the entire article. I started to hyperventilate.
Everyone rushed back to my cubicle to see what was the matter. I had to resist the urge to phone Rob at home, knowing that an email reply was much more fitting for the eventual story we'd tell. This was long before texting was commonplace, or I would have texted him the answer.
Rob, what did you think of the outpouring of well wishes — and snark — from the Slashdot community?
There was some pretty witty stuff in there. Kathleen pointed out a few random comments that she thought were funny. She read every single comment, but I was thankful for the moderation system that day because it was a (popular) story and it had its fair share of mean in it that I was able to skip. But mostly it was very positive: The vast majority of the Slashdot community strongly supported me throughout my time there, and this story might be the single loudest example of that.
Kathleen, do you think most women would appreciate receiving this style of public proposal? Should guys go for it?
While a gigantically public proposal SEEMS romantic in the movies and whatnot, I would NOT NOT NOT recommend it for anyone else. Too risky, with the chance of extreme public humiliation for both parties. The pressure and emotional response to even a private proposal is a lot to bear gracefully, and knowing everyone is waiting and watching for your answer (especially for those poor gals on the JumboTron at a sporting event) can be too much.
I'm glad the only people to see me blubber and freak out were my co-workers, and I was able to compose myself before I responded. That being said, it was the perfect way for Rob to propose to me, and I am still very flattered that he put himself out there, so to speak.
OK, Rob, your turn: Would you recommend that other guys propose so publicly?
I never really felt like I was proposing in public. Slashdot was more like a big squabbling extended family. I felt more like I was doing it at a family reunion. I wasn't surrounded by strangers, I was surrounded by friends. And on a more micro scale, a few very close friends and I got to experience that window between proposal and acceptance. It rates as my favorite story during my tenure at Slashdot, and one the greatest moments of my life.
At that point in our relationship, Kathleen and I had been living together for a while. Since then we've really built a life together, with a home and kids running around inside it. The truth is that my present life would have been the same even if I had proposed to her in the most isolated place on earth. But that wasn't who we were in 2002. So I guess my advice is to do what is right for you. I did, and I've never regretted it.