Asia Briefs: 3 foreigners held over Taiwan malware heist

3 foreigners held over Taiwan malware heist

TAIPEI • Taiwan has arrested three suspects from Latvia, Romania and Moldova over a US$2.5 million (S$3.4 million) cyberheist which used malware to hack into First Commercial Bank's ATM network, police said yesterday.

Last week's attack was the first of its kind in Taiwan.


Manila airport runway shut after flood damage

MANILA • The main runway in the Philippines' biggest international airport was closed yesterday due to heavy rain, with over 100 flights expected to be delayed or diverted, said officials.

A section of the runway at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which handles all large aircraft, suffered significant cracks, forcing it to close, said aviation and airport spokesmen.


Beaches, pools closed as HK lifeguards strike

HONG KONG • Up to 400 lifeguards went on strike in Hong Kong on Sunday, resulting in the closure of four beaches and partial shutdown of 12 public pools, reported the South China Morning Post.

The lifeguards were demanding better pay and treatment from the government.

But many people went for a swim anyway as temperatures soared to 34 deg C and above in many parts of the city.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe