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.