REVEALED: The Nato bunker deep in Netherlands forest where hackers 'almost brought down world's internet in biggest every cyber-attack'SpamHaus group under attack from cyber-vandals in GenevaBut other unconnected sites across the world have been caught in attackNow, emails have slowed down as a result, expert claims PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 28 March 2013 This is the ex-Nato bunker where hackers almost brought down the world's internet in a sustained revenge attack.
Millions of NatWest bank customers left without access to their money for four hours after computer system crashes AGAINThe majority of the bank's UK customers have been affected by IT blackoutRoyal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Ulster users also hit by glitch Online and phone banking down, ATMs broken and card payments rejected Customers have vented frustrations and threatened to quit for other banksLast year millions were unable to use cards or move money for daysThey were forced to set aside 125m compensation for those out of pocket a computer glitch resulted millions of people having trouble using their debit and credit cards for three days. Just a month later and Natwest were back in the news when more than 700,000 customers were affected by a ‘human error’ which resulted in some accounts being debited twice.
You make me wanna shout… stop thief!: Pop legend Lulu chases robber after he snatches her bank card at cash machineThe 5ft 1in star was robbed as she went to withdraw cash in KensingtonShe then chased after the thief before calling the police for help Cashpoint is just a few hundred yards from the Kensington Palace home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge By Charlotte Griffiths PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:45 GMT, 3 March 2013 Pop legend Lulu has been the victim of a frightening cashpoint robbery – a few hundred yards from the Kensington Palace home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Savile's missing millions: Lawyers say they are hunting for paedophile's hidden 20million fortuneVictims' lawyers say Savile hid money in offshore accountsThey claim he stashed the cash in case his crimes were discoveredDisgraced star may have siphoned off charity money, solicitors say By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 15:22 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 6 January 2013 Emergency cash: Pervert Jimmy Savile may have hidden cash in offshore accounts to protect his forune if his crimes came to light, lawyers say Pervert Jimmy Savile may have stashed millions of pounds overseas to protect his money in case his crimes came to light. Lawyers acting for those molested by Savile have launched a probe into the disgraced DJ's finances in a bid to unearth cash which can be used as compensation. Pannone Solicitors believe he siphoned off cash from the two charities he set up, as well as money from his public appearances, into offshore accounts
Conman who racked up 2,400 hotel bill pretending to be a top rugby player was caught when staff realised he was 'too fat' Christopher Hoare, 30, said he was playing for London WaspsStaff became suspicious because he 'lacked the physique' of sportsman Serial fraudster was on the run from police at the time | UPDATED: 16:36 GMT, 26 December 2012 A conman who racked up a 2,400 bill at a luxury hotel by posing as a professional rugby player was caught out because staff thought he was too fat to be a top sportsman, a court heard. Christopher Hoare, 30, registered at top Kent hotel Eastwell Manor under a fake name in October
HSBC will now refund customers who left money at the ATM after RBS agrees to pay customers back 10mBank will refund 300,000 customers after changing 'retraction' policyMost banks automatically refund cash to those who forget to take itUntil recently RBS would wait until complaint received before acting | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 HSBC will offer refunds to hundreds of thousands of customers who made ATM withdrawals but forgot to pick up their cash. Those who left money in HSBC cash machines between 2005 and 2011 will receive compensation after the bank pocketed the money instead of refunding it to customers’ accounts straight away. HSBC’s move follows that of state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland, which also owns NatWest
Cash-rich banks still won’t lend to families and firms despite borrowing 4.4billion from Bank of EnglandFigures are first insight into success of Government's lending schemeScheme lets banks borrow for 0.25 per cent as long as they maintain lendingMust use money to lend to the 'real' economy such as small firms | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 4 December 2012 The figures are the first insight into the success of the Government and the Bank’s much-hyped ‘Funding for Lending’ scheme, aimed at solving Britain’s lending crisis. One expert yesterday joked the name was ‘unintentionally ironic’ because there is ‘precious little lending going on.’ Under the scheme, banks and building societies can borrow an unlimited amount of money for as little as 0.25 per cent as long as they maintain, or increase, their lending. They must use the money to lend to the real economy, such as small firms and homeowners or first-time buyers who need a mortgage