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The ‘$4.4m a year’ bug: Chipotle online orders swallowed by JavaScript credit-card form blunder

Chipotle Mexican Grill has been leaving money on the table, thanks to an apparent bug in the restaurant chain’s e-commerce operation. On Thursday, Jason Grigsby, co-founder of app development biz Cloud Four, published his analysis of the eatery’s online order form. The webpage code, he claims, contains an error that he estimates is costing the company millions in lost sales. While attempting to submit an order, Grigsby encountered two…

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Class-action lawsuit claims DXC ‘selectively timed’ job cuts to inflate short-term profit target

DXC Technology has been named in another class-action lawsuit that alleges mass redundancies were used by senior management to boost earnings but left the company unable to service contracted clients properly. Bragar, Eagel & Squire PC, a New York litigator specialising in securities cases, lodged the papers on 16 September (PDF) with the US District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of investors. A less kind…

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Disgraced ex-Kaspersky guy made me do it, says bloke in Russian court on hacking charges

An accused Russian hacker has claimed Kaspersky’s former head of investigations blackmailed him into stealing approximately £150,000 from local banks. Dmitry Popelysh is on trial in Moscow over allegations that he helped pinch more than 12 million roubles from financial institutions including Sberbank and VTB. But he told the court that one-time Kaspersky staffer Ruslan Stoyanov made him do it. “Popelysh claims that the evidence in his case was…

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We sense a great disturbance in the Salesforce: File-slinging feature breaks down for more than 12 hours

It has been a rough morning for Salesforce here in San Francisco: part of the cloud giant’s sprawling empire fell over and stayed down for more than 12 hours. In fact, it stumbled over so hard, CEO Marc Benioff’s techies are having to apply fixes to servers manually. The SaaS titan told customers on Thursday night its Files service, used to store and share documents, was struggling worldwide to,…

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Hey, NPM. How do you like your Bogensberger? He’s, well, done: CEO Bryan ejects from biz

NPM Inc, the JavaScript package registry, is looking for a new CEO. Bryan Bogensberger, hired in January to develop the company’s enterprise business, resigned today “to pursue new opportunities.” According to people familiar with the matter, Bogensberger was asked to leave by the company’s board of directors. “I am proud of the complete transformation we have been able to make in such a short period of time,” said Bogensberger…

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Western Digital: We’re just about DDN with these data centre systems

American drive-slinger Western Digital has pulled out of the storage systems business, telling the world last night that it is selling the IntelliFlash array unit to DDN. WD also has plans to exit its ActiveScale archival storage array business, it confirmed, saying that keeping either unit on board would require “focus and investment” the business was not prepared to expend. Mike Cordano, WD COO, said in a prepared statement:…

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My Little Bromium: HP Inc inks security deal to slurp micro-VM slinger

Ink seller HP is buying endpoint security company Bromium, which already comes bundled with some HP computers under the Sure Click brand. Bromium works by putting every browser into a virtual container, so malware is tricked into thinking it has access to the whole PC when it is really running in a micro-virtual machine. Any malware picked up from a dodgy website is unable to get out and is…

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Bulgarian phishing gang member who lived with his parents jailed for part in £40m fraud ring

A Bulgarian phishing criminal who created fake versions of legitimate companies’ websites as part of a £40m fraud has been jailed. Svetoslav Donchev, 37, was extradited to stand trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, where he pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud. He was sentenced this afternoon. Donchev, originally from the city of Pleven, created what prosecutors described as “phishing protection scripts” to be embedded on cloned…

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Supply chain actors agree that everyone’s a security risk – except themselves, of course

Security surveys tend to confirm what we already knew a few months ago and the 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey (PDF) from Marsh and Microsoft does not disappoint. This roller-coaster ride through the deepest thoughts of 1,500+ business leaders during February and March covers topics such as organisational confidence, approaches to adopting new technology and cyber security resilience. Inevitably, much of it reads like a masterclass in stating…

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Those furious gun-toting Aussies were just a glitch. Let’s try US drone deliveries, says Wing

Updated After being hounded out of parts of Australia’s capital Canberra earlier this year, Google-parent Alphabet has declared its Wing division will start hassling innocent Americans as well as Aussies with drone parcel deliveries. Lucky (or possibly unlucky) inhabitants of Christiansburg, Virginia, in the US, will be able to receive packages delivered via Wing drones starting in October, the company said. This comes after tormented Australians ran Wing out…

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