Those allegedly targeted on the site include Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, President Obama and NSA director Keith Alexander
Letter from US Federal Reserve chairman highlights the "long-term promise" of virtual currencies
'Abenomics' seems to be doing the trick for the second-largest economy after two 'lost decades'. Danielle Levy reports
Investors piled into shares, bonds and the pound today after the US Federal Reserve's shock decision not to slow the pace of its money-printing programme.
Mark Carney begins work at the Bank of England tomorrow. There is a great temptation, as you can see from the stuff that is being written about the appointment, to see this as leading to a significant shift in policy – something that will enable the UK economy to reach “escape velocity”. The fact that the Bank has been given additional responsibilities for regulating the banking system, making the job on paper at least more powerful, increases the temptation.
Ecnomic View: Understandably there has been criticism of the timing and phraseology of the Bernanke speech
Global sell-off on Fed move wipes out the last of the gains made by London's benchmark FTSE 100 this year
World stock markets fell sharply today after the US Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its huge economic stimulus programme later this year and a survey showed a slowdown in manufacturing in China.
Western nations look at the recent success of the emerging world with a mixture of admiration, envy and anger
Right-wingers on Capitol Hill want to end the US central bank's mandate to combat unemployment
Evidence of further weakness in the US economy and renewed speculation that the Federal Reserve is about to restart its policy of "quantitative easing", the direct injection of electronic money into the economy, sent the dollar crashing though a range of benchmarks and records yesterday.
Papandreou calls for new rules in talks at Oval Office on his country's debt crisis
He went from the prestige of Princeton to being the face of the Fed. Now the cerebral banker has a second term to prove his mettle
President Obama interrupted his family summer holiday at Martha's Vineyard yesterday to announce the renomination of Ben Bernanke to the post of chairman of the Federal Reserve. Mr Bernanke's four-year term was due to expire in January. The re-nomination will require the approval of the Senate, but the President's declaration of intent, which amounts to a powerful endorsement of Mr Bernanke's proactive approach to policy-making, makes it likely that Mr Bernanke will get the nod. In any case, a majority of economists, central bankers, and investors support the reappointment.
Scramble to aid small businesses that employ 70 per cent of workers
The US government is set to become the largest shareholder in its national banks, pumping in $250bn (£143bn) to prop up its financial system and marking one of the most startling moments in a credit crisis that has broughtquasi-nationalisation to the home of free-market capitalism.