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  • Metropolitan Police to test live facial recognition in Westminster

    December 15, 2018

    The Metropolitan Police is to test live facial recognition in Westminster as part of an ongoing trial of the controversial technology. A deployment of the surveillance software will take place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December in and around Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. It will be used “overtly” with a uniformed presence and information ...

  • Nine dead after Turkish high-speed train crashes in Ankara

    December 13, 2018

    Nine people have been killed and 47 injured after a Turkish high-speed train crashed into an overpass in the country’s capital. The crash was caused by a collision with a local train, Ankara governor Vasip Sahin said. Speaking to reporters at the scene, Mr Sahin said the high-speed train, which was travelling to the central province of ...

  • Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 11 injured

    December 11, 2018

    Two people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an exchange of gunfire with a soldier, police said. The shooting happened close to a Christmas market ...

  • 25% of NHS trusts have zilch, zip, zero staff who are versed in security

    December 11, 2018

    A quarter of NHS trusts in the UK responding to a Freedom of Information request have no staff with security qualifications, despite some employing up to 16,000 people. On average, trusts employ one qualified security professional for every 2,582 employees, according to Freedom of Information requests submitted by penetration testing firm Redscan. Trusts were asked about their ...

  • Russian Critical Infrastructure Targeted by Profit-Driven Cybercriminals

    December 11, 2018

    Several critical infrastructure organizations in Russia have been targeted by hackers believed to be financially-motivated cybercriminals rather than state-sponsored cyberspies. An analysis of malicious Word documents led researchers at endpoint security firm Cylance to discover fake websites set up to impersonate the legitimate sites of Russian oil giant Rosneft and two dozen other major Russian companies. ...

  • Financial Conduct Authority warns asset management industry facing cyber risks

    December 10, 2018

    The asset management industry suffers from a lack of expertise and preparedness with regard to cyber security, and is risking “serious harm to its clients” and the wider market, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned. In a multi-firm review of the asset management and wholesale banking sectors published today (10 December), the FCA also found an overreliance ...

  • Saipem servers suffer cyber attack in Middle East

    December 10, 2018

    Italian oil services company Saipem (SPMI.MI) said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East. “We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures and the actions to be taken to restore normal activities,” the firm said in ...

  • Market volatility: Fake news spooks trading algorithms

    December 10, 2018

    Fake news and inaccurate headlines may have contributed to recent stock market volatility, as trading algorithms try to interpret market-related news. Hugh Son, at CNBC reported that in a note written to clients by J.P. Morgan Chase’s top quant, Marko Kolanovic, blamed a media landscape that’s a mix of real and fake news, which makes it easy for others ...

  • US Office of Personnel Management Still Vulnerable to Hacking According to GAO

    December 10, 2018

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management failed to implement about a third of the 80 information security recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) following a data breach announced during 2015. According to the report sent to the U.S. Congress by GAO, “In summary, OPM has made progress in implementing our recommendations for improving its security posture, ...

  • Europol Hits Darknet Ring That Shipped Counterfeit Money All Over Europe

    December 10, 2018

    A large part of a group that was selling counterfeit Euro banknotes, drugs, and other illegal assets through a dark web marketplace was dismembered following 300 house searches and the apprehension of 235 suspects from 13 different European countries. The joint operation between Europol and multiple law enforcement agencies from various European countries started on 19 ...

  • Homemade bombs, shootings at southern Iraq oil fields

    December 7, 2018

    Local disputes following field protests raise tension in Iraq’s key oil provinces. Improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in the vicinity of two oil fields in southern Iraq this week, a discovery that occurred in conjunction with a shooting at another oil field as well as renewed protests over a lack of jobs and services. On Thursday, ...

  • Eastern European banks lose tens of millions of dollars in Hollywood-style hacks

    December 7, 2018

    Cyber-criminal gangs are believed to have stolen tens of millions of dollars from at least eight banks in Eastern Europe using tactics usually seen only in Hollywood movies. These “hacks” consisted of cyber-criminals entering bank offices to inspect and then leave malicious devices connected to the bank’s network. Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab, which was called to ...



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