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  • Japanese government plans to hack into citizens’ IoT devices

    January 27, 2019

    The Japanese government approved a law amendment on Friday that will allow government workers to hack into people’s Internet of Things devices as part of an unprecedented survey of insecure IoT devices. The survey will be carried out by employees of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) under the supervision of the Ministry of Internal ...

  • 102d Training Division trains reserve component chemical soldiers

    January 25, 2019

    Since World War I, chemical soldiers have supported every conflict, war or named operation that the Army has been involved in, as the Chemical Warfare Service and later renamed the Chemical Corps. 74D, or Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialists, are primarily responsible for defending the country against the threat of CBRN weapons and Weapons ...

  • Kingston Ontario teen accused of conspiring to hatch terrorist bomb plot

    January 25, 2019

    Canadian counterterrorism detectives have arrested a teenager in Kingston and accused him of conspiring to hatch a terrorist bomb plot. RCMP Superintendent Peter Lambertucci said at a news conference on Friday that the youth, who cannot be identified by law, was arrested on Thursday and charged with facilitating a terrorist activity. He is also accused of ...

  • Just keep slurping: HMRC adds two million taxpayers’ voices to biometric database

    January 25, 2019

    HMRC’s database of Brits’ voiceprints has grown by 2 million since June – but campaign group Big Brother Watch has claimed success as 160,000 people turned the taxman’s requests down. The Voice ID scheme, which requires taxpayers to say a key phrase that is recorded to create a digital signature, was introduced in January 2017. In ...

  • Singapore unveils implementation guides, forms industry committee to boost telecom security

    January 25, 2019

    The Singapore government has formed a committee and released guidelines that it says aim to beef up cybersecurity protection and capabilities in the telecommunications industry. These include implementation best practices for Internet of Things (IoT) systems and electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC) technology that allows mobile operators to digitally authenticate service registrations. Industry regulator Infocomm Media ...

  • BT first foreign telecom company to secure China licenses

    January 25, 2019

    BT Group has secured nationwide licenses in China, becoming the first foreign telecommunication company to do so in the Asian economy. The two “value added licenses” will allow the UK telco to directly contract and bill customers in the Chinese market. Awarded by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the licenses also would enable BT ...

  • This old trojan learns new tricks in its latest banking info and password-stealing campaign

    January 25, 2019

    An infamous form of banking trojan malware with a history going back over a decade has been updated with additional infection techniques as part of a new campaign targeting financial data and passwords. Ursnif is one of the most popular families of Windows banking trojans deployed by cyber criminals and the code behind it has been ...

  • LabKey Vulnerabilities Threaten Medical Research Data

    January 25, 2019

    LabKey Server version 18.3.0-61806.763, released on January 16, patches all three issues, so users should update as soon as possible. A trio of vulnerabilities in a popular open source medical data collaboration tool leaves important healthcare research data and potentially subject information open to multiple cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. The flaws are serious as they ...

  • US Senators fear Chinese-made metro rail cars could be used for surveillance

    January 24, 2019

    Four US Senators have sent a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA or Metro) to persuade the agency into blocking a Chinese company from bidding on a contract to provide passenger rail cars for a new metro line in the US’ capital. The Senators fear that the Chinese-made rail cars will include backdoors ...

  • UK unveils plans to fight threat of ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

    January 24, 2019

    The UK will cut drug-resistant infections by 10% and reduce human antibiotic use by 15% over the next five years as part of a new strategy to tackle so-called superbugs. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered one of the greatest threats to human health, with predictions it could become a bigger killer than cancer if it not ...

  • Explosion rocks area near Russian Embassy in Damascus

    January 24, 2019

    A blast has occurred in the Syrian capital of Damascus close to the Russian Embassy, the diplomatic mission has confirmed. The explosion has inflicted only material damage, according to SANA news agency. A car bomb detonated in the area, according to state TV. Other media outlets, however, suggest that the attack might have been carried out ...

  • GreyEnergy’s overlap with Zebrocy

    January 24, 2019

    In October 2018, ESET published a report describing a set of activity they called GreyEnergy, which is believed to be a successor to BlackEnergy group. BlackEnergy (a.k.a. Sandworm) is best known, among other things, for having been involved in attacks against Ukrainian energy facilities in 2015, which led to power outages. Like its predecessor, GreyEnergy malware has ...


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