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  • How US Military Hackers Prepared to Hack the Islamic State

    August 1, 2018

    In 2016, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with conducting offensive cyber operations, hacked internet infrastructure used by the so-called Islamic State. Now, redacted versions of formerly Top Secret and other classified documents obtained by Motherboard lay out the contours of how CYBERCOM planned that operation, taking into account political fallout, ...

  • WHO vows to fight new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

    August 1, 2018

    Four new cases of the virus have been confirmed in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), just a week after an outbreak in the country’s northwest was declared to be over. The news has prompted the WHO to start moving staff and supplies to the area. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said Ebola was a ...

  • 3D-printed guns among weapons found at airport security checkpoints, TSA says

    August 1, 2018

    Among the thousands of firearms discovered at airport security checkpoints around the country in the past two years, a handful were created with a 3D printer. The TSA told CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave there have been at least four incidents at checkpoints involving 3D-printed guns or parts of guns since 2016. The statistic from the ...

  • New Homeland Security Center to Guard Against Cyberattacks

    July 31, 2018

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the growing cyber threat cannot be underestimated and government and the public must work together to battle it. Nielsen spoke at a cybersecurity summit Tuesday. She announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center at the department. It’s aimed at guarding energy companies, banks and other industries against cyberattacks. ...

  • Australia, Japan join U.S. infrastructure push in Asia

    July 31, 2018

    Australia and Japan have joined the United States in a push to invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific region, at a time when China is spending billions of dollars on its Belt and Road initiative across Asia. The move is part of a broader effort by the United States and its allies to reassert their ...

  • TSA Tests 3-D Airport Scanners That May Let Liquids Stay in Bags

    July 30, 2018

    The nation’s aviation security agency is beginning a test at 15 U.S. airports of new three-dimensional X-ray scanners that may someday allow passengers to bring liquids into their bags. The Transportation Security Administration plans to add as many as 40 units — the same as CT scanners used in the medical world — at additional airports ...

  • Shipping Firm Avoids Customer Data Dump in Last Year’s Hack & Ransom Incident

    July 30, 2018

    UK-based shipping company Clarkson PLC (or Clarksons) has revealed more details about a security breach that took place last year, and during which hackers threatened to release some of the company’s data online if it didn’t pay a ransom demand. The incident isn’t a new revelation, as the company has already come clean about the hack ...

  • Pentagon Circulates Software ‘Do Not Buy’ List

    July 30, 2018

    The US Department of Defence has begun circulating a “do not buy” list of software it considers to have Russian and Chinese connections, in the country’s latest tightening of restrictions on foreign tech influence. The Chinese and Russian governments have called previous US restrictions on companies such as Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab and Chinese telecoms equipment ...

  • DMARC Compliance Lacking in 28 Percent of .Gov Agencies

    July 30, 2018

    Despite a looming deadline, over a quarter of federal agencies are still not using basic email security tools. ` As phishing ploys continue to take their toll on businesses, federal agencies have yet to fully protect themselves against such attacks with basic defenses like DMARC. With only months to go before the federal Binding Operational Directive ...

  • FCC could be going deeper into energy security

    July 29, 2018

    he Federal Communications Commission could address the needs of the energy grid soon, especially given the increased focus on cybersecurity. “To me it’s a gathering storm,” said Morgan O’Brien, the CEO of pdvWireless, a company that builds private telecom networks for utilities. He sees the electricity sector’s growing reliance on the Internet making it more vulnerable to ...

  • Air marshals have conducted secret in-flight monitoring of U.S. passengers for years

    July 29, 2018

    Federal air marshals have for years been quietly monitoring small numbers of U.S. air passengers and reporting on in-flight behavior considered suspicious, even if those individuals have no known terrorism links, the Transportation Security Administration said on Sunday. Under a sensitive, previously undisclosed program called “Quiet Skies,” the TSA has since 2010 tasked marshals to identify ...

  • Indian airspace witnessed over 90 near misses in three years

    July 28, 2018

    Increasing congestion in Indian airspace resulted in over 90 cases of “near miss” incidents between 2015 and 2018. “Near miss” incidents generally refer to cases where the distance between two airborne planes is less than the prescribed safety limits and could result in mid-air collision. According to data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the ...


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