World Briefs: Hackers 'targeted NYT's Russia bureau'

Hackers 'targeted NYT's Russia bureau'

WASHINGTON • The New York Times (NYT) said its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful.

The paper is "constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools", according to spokesman Eileen Murphy on Tuesday.


Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

SYDNEY • Replicas of a large piece of debris from missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be set adrift and tracked by satellite in the hope of helping find the plane's crash site, Australian officials said yesterday. Of particular interest to the modelling will be a 2m wing part known as a flaperon.


British woman killed in Australian hostel

SYDNEY • A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" in an Australian backpackers' hostel, police said yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe