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Hackers Break Into Western Union Site

Nation IN BRIEF / COLORADO

September 10, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Western Union warned thousands of online customers that hackers had broken into the money transferring company's Web site. It was unclear whether the hackers obtained any personal account information. No fraudulent transactions had been reported by late Saturday, said Peter Ziverts, spokesman of the Englewood, Colo.-based company. Only customers who conducted online transactions would have been affected. The problem was discovered during a routine security check Friday, he said.

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