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  • South Africa: Explosive devices a sign of what’s to come?

    July 15, 2018

    The recent spate of explosive devices found around Durban could be the start of what’s to come. This was the view of two intelligence experts, who said the incidents were being viewed as “trials” to see how police and the public respond – the perpetrators were sending out a discreet message. Several suspicious incendiary devices were found ...

  • Suicide bombers kill 132 including political candidate in Pakistan election violence

    July 14, 2018

    Two suicide bombers have killed 132 people including a political candidate, as violence continues before Pakistan heads to the polls. Friday’s attacks were the deadliest in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign and took place just before disgraced Nawar Sharif was arrested on his return to the country. A suicide bomber killed 128, including candidate Siraj Raisani, in the ...

  • ‘Explosive device’ thrown at Gerry Adams’ Belfast home

    July 14, 2018

    Explosive devices have been thrown at the homes of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and ex-chair Bobby Storey, the party has said. Two devices were thrown on Friday night, causing damage to a car, but no one was hurt. Mr Adams tweeted: “All well here. No one hurt. Thanks 4 all the texts & phone calls. “Thanks ...

  • Milipol Qatar – the region’s leading international event dedicated to homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East

    July 13, 2018

    Milipol Qatar, the region’s leading international event dedicated to homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East returns for its 12th edition from 29-31 October at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and will be held under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Bringing together thousands of industry ...

  • Hackers are caught selling codes to access airport security systems on the dark web for just £7

    July 12, 2018

    Criminals have been caught selling codes to access an airport’s security systems on the dark web for just £7 ($10), according to a new investigation. The stolen passwords could allow anyone to access the airport’s remote desktop protocol (RDP). This allows employees to work access airport systems outside the local network. Had the codes fallen into the wrong ...

  • Trump visit brings biggest police operation since UK riots

    July 12, 2018

    Thousands of officers will be on duty as Donald Trump’s visit is met by the biggest UK police operation since the August 2011 riots. Police from nearly every force have been called up for the US president’s arrival, as demonstrators prepare to protest against his first trip to the UK. Mr Trump is expected to avoid central London, where ...

  • Ticketmaster breach ‘part of massive card-skimming campaign’

    July 12, 2018

    The Ticketmaster breach was not a one-off, but part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign. Threat intel firm RiskIQ reckons the hacking group Magecart hit Ticketmaster only as part of a massive credit card card hacking campaign affecting more than 800 ecommerce sites. Magecart has evolved tactically from hacking sites directly, to targeting widely used third-party ...

  • Suicide bombing kills 21 people, including politician, ahead of Pakistan election

    July 11, 2018

    The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the attack, which targeted the Awami National Party (ANP) rally in the city of Peshawar. Haroon Ahmed Bilour, who was standing for election in the provincial legislature, was among those died in the explosion. The candidate’s father, Bashir Ahmed Bilour, was also killed by a suicide bomber in 2012. Read more… Source: ...

  • Deceased Patient Data Being Sold on Dark Web

    July 11, 2018

    Why are hackers selling medical records of deceased patients? It is no shocker medical records are a prime target for cybercriminals. But less intuitive is the market for medical records of the deceased on the dark web. We took a closer look at the reason behind this strange trend. Here is what we found. First off, despite ...

  • BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

    July 9, 2018

    BAE Systems has launched a new industry forum and lobbying group called The Intelligence Network to address increases in cyber attacks. In April, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and NCA warned that criminals were launching more online attacks against British businesses than ever before. Attempts to tackle this by the biggest companies have included sharing intelligence on the ...

  • Powders to be banned from hand luggage at UK airports

    July 9, 2018

    Powders such as make-up, coffee and spices are to be banned from hand luggage on flights leaving the UK in a new effort to improve airport security. The move, which raises the prospect of more queues and disruption for travellers, would follow in the footsteps of Australia, New Zealand and the US, where passengers were told last ...

  • Novichok: Murder inquiry after Dawn Sturgess dies

    July 9, 2018

    Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire died. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on Sunday evening after falling ill on 30 June. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent in Amesbury, remains critically ill in hospital. Read more… Source: BBC News  


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