ATM makers warn of ‘jackpotting’ hacks on U.S. machines

(Reuters) - Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp, two of the world’s largest ATM makers, have warned that cyber criminals are targeting U.S. cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash in hacking schemes known as “jackpotting.” The two ATM makers did not identify any victims or say how much money had been lost. Jackpotting has...

ATM maker warns of possible ‘jackpotting’ hacks on U.S. machines

(Reuters) - ATM maker Diebold Nixdorf Inc warned banks that hackers may be targeting U.S. cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash, the latest development to highlight the increasing threat hackers pose to financial firms. The company said on Friday that U.S. authorities had warned it that so-called “jackpotting” attacks could move from Mexico...

Arizona governor signs opioid crackdown legislation

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law legislation intended to crack down on opioid abuse, calling it vital to combat an epidemic felt statewide and across the nation. “We’ve all heard the first person stories of individuals who have been impacted,” Ducey said at a signing ceremony. “But there are so many other...

Dell considering acquisitions or possible IPO: sources

(Reuters) - U.S. computer maker Dell Technologies Inc is exploring a range of options that could see the world’s largest privately held technology company grow further through acquisitions or go public, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Dell’s board of directors will meet later this month to consider the biggest shakeup in the company’s history since it...

Colossus of ancient Egyptian King Ramses moved to new home, carefully

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt moved an 83-tonne, 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II to the atrium of Cairo’s new Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday in a complex operation undertaken by army engineers and specialist contractors. The ancient colossus was taken on its 400-metre (437.45-yard) journey inside a cage mounted on a truck and suspended like a pendulum from a...

Medicaid work rules face tough legal challenges, experts say

(Reuters) - A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance program for the poor, legal experts said. The proposed class action, filed on Wednesday in federal court in Washington by 15 Kentucky Medicaid recipients,...

Ballet star Acosta’s company is part of Cuban arts rebirth

HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta, whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba, is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company showcases more foreign choreography in an island-wide cultural revival. “Cuba has been isolated for many years,” said Acosta in his company’s sun-drenched studio in Havana, adding that local audiences...

Advocacy group calls on McDonald’s to remove antibiotics from beef, pork

(Reuters) - A consumer and public health group is pressing McDonald’s Corp to set a timeline for phasing out the routine use of medically important antibiotics in the beef and pork it serves, amid warnings that the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people. The petition drive by U.S. PIRG Education Fund is the latest in a broad campaign...

Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Major global technology providers SAP (SAPG.DE), Symantec (SYMC.O) and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found. The practice potentially jeopardizes the security of computer networks in at least a dozen federal agencies, U.S. lawmakers and security experts said. It involves more...

Louvre shuts Islamic art display due to rising river Seine

PARIS (Reuters) - The Louvre museum in Paris closed its basement display of Islamic art on Wednesday following a sharp rise in the level of the river Seine, which has been swollen by weeks of heavy rain. The Seine swallowed its own quayside walkways earlier in the week and rose too high for Paris’s riverboats to pass underneath the...