World Briefs: Mountain of private data found online

Mountain of private data found online

WASHINGTON • Some 1.5 billion sensitive online files, from pay stubs and medical scans to patent applications, are visible on the Internet, security researchers said yesterday.

Cyber security firm Digital Shadows said a scanning tool used in the first three months of the year found mountains of private data online.


Fire rips through Istanbul hospital

ISTANBUL • A fire broke out at a hospital in Istanbul yesterday and engulfed several floors of the multi-storey building

But local broadcaster CNN Turk quoted firefighters as saying it had been brought under control with no casualties.


Four dead in university shooting

ANKARA • Four people died and three were wounded yesterday in a shooting at the Osmangazi University in Turkey's northwestern province of Eskisehir.

Police had detained the gunman, a researcher at the university.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2018, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe