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  • Masked gunmen storm oil corporation HQ in Libya

    September 10, 2018

    Armed men have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a security source have said. The building near the city centre had caught fire and was surrounded by security services, they said. There was no official confirmation of any casualties. “The security services are looking for gunmen ...

  • US Charges Extradited Russian Over Massive Hacking Scheme

    September 10, 2018

    US authorities have charded an extradited Russian man with taking part in a series of massive cyberattacks that targeted JPMorgan Chase and other US firms in the finance sector. Andrei Tyurin was a key member of a gang that conducted “extensive hacking” from 2012 to 2015,  US prosecutors said. JPMorgan Chase was one of the most high-profile ...

  • Bomb explosion hits oil pipeline in northern Iraq

    September 9, 2018

    A bomb explosion has struck an oil pipeline in Kirkuk oilfield in northern Iraq, setting huge fire, while four security members were wounded by another bomb near the site of the first blast, a local security source said Sunday. The sabotage of the oil pipeline took place around Saturday noon, when a bomb planted in the ...

  • GCHQ intelligence chief threatens ‘brazen’ Russia with UK’s ‘tools’

    September 7, 2018

    British spies are ready to counter an “active and real threat” posed by the “brazen Kremlin”, the head of GCHQ has warned. Jeremy Fleming said the government’s cyber intelligence agency could “deploy the full range of tools from across our national security apparatus” to target Russia’s GRU intelligence agency and its agents. During a speech at the ...

  • US government releases post-mortem report on Equifax hack

    September 7, 2018

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report to detail how the Equifax hack went down and how the credit reporting company answered during and after the incident. The report comes a day before the one-year anniversary of the public announcement of the Equifax breach that exposed the personal details of 145.5 million Americans, but also of millions of ...

  • JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill

    September 5, 2018

    An Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill. The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Medical personnel from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) then boarded to assist the ailing ...

  • Salisbury Novichok poisoning: Two Russian nationals named as suspects

    September 5, 2018

    Two Russian nationals have been named as suspects in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. There is “sufficient evidence” to charge Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov over the attack in Salisbury, Scotland Yard and the CPS say. They are thought to have been using the names as aliases and are ...

  • ‘Man detained’ after blast near US embassy in Cairo

    September 4, 2018

    Egyptian security forces have reportedly detained a man suspected of trying to detonate a bomb near the US embassy in the capital, Cairo. A security source said the man was carrying a bag that exploded outside the compound in the Garden City area. The embassy said police had “finished their investigations at the scene” and that it ...

  • Forget WannaCry, staff themselves pose a risk to healthcare data

    September 3, 2018

    More than half of all healthcare data breaches reported during 2017 could be traced back to people on the inside of victim organisations, according to an annual study by Verizon. The company’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) looked at 1,368 mostly US examples, identifying 782 (57.5 per cent) as having an insider element. A ...

  • Salisbury attack: Novichok poisoning response vehicles in Wiltshire buried in landfill site

    September 1, 2018

    Emergency service vehicles used to respond to the novichok poisonings in Wiltshire have been buried at a landfill site. The secure burials would pose “absolutely no risk to the public”, a government spokesperson said. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) did not reveal the number of buried vehicles, nor the emergency services they were used by, but confirmed some had been ...

  • Two injured in stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s main station, police shoot suspect

    August 31, 2018

    Two people have been injured in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s central station and police have shot a suspect, the Parool reported on Friday. The two victims and the suspect have been taken to hospital but it is unknown how seriously they have been injured. The incident happened just after midday in the western tunnel ...

  • ‘Well organised’ drone gang ‘flew class A drugs and mobile phones into numerous UK prisons on a fishing line’

    August 30, 2018

    A ‘well-organised’ gang used drones to fly class A drugs and mobile phones into UK jails, delivering contraband straight to inmates’ windows, a court has heard. It is alleged that Lee Anslow, while he was a serving prisoner at HMP Hewell in Worcestershire, conspired to set up deliveries at prisons around the country, flown in by ...


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