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  • Chinese hackers strike US universities in bid for military technology

    March 6, 2019

    Hackers from China have been conducting a cyberattack campaign against prominent universities in the United States in the hopes of stealing valuable information for military purposes. The University of Hawaii, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Washington are among at least 27 universities which have been targeted worldwide, according to the Wall Street ...

  • Airports scramble to handle drone incidents

    March 5, 2019

    Drones have become an increasing nuisance for airports worldwide in recent months, and good solutions to keep them from interfering with flights aren’t yet available. Airports in various cities — including Newark, New Jersey; Gatwick, England; Dublin, Ireland and Dubai — have grounded planes in the last three months following drone sightings. The incident at Gatwick in December proved especially disruptive, impacting the ...

  • Irish police join probe into parcel bombs at London transport hubs

    March 5, 2019

    Ireland’s police service said on Tuesday it was helping British colleagues investigate who mailed three small bombs to two of London’s airports and a major rail station on Tuesday. No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest air hub. The packages were ...

  • NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches

    March 5, 2019

    The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security. Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver licences and individuals’ medical fitness to drive, debts and debt collection actions. The breaches, which occurred between October 2017 ...

  • Gov.UK Verify Authentication Scheme Slammed by NAO

    March 5, 2019

    National Audit Office heavily criticises government authentication scheme, which it says has fallen well below target The Gov.UK Verify authentication platform used across different government departments has been criticised by the National Audit Office (NAO). The NAO report said that the identity verification scheme has fallen well short of its target of 25 million users by 2020. Indeed it ...

  • Chinese hackers use phishing emails to target engineering, transport and defence companies

    March 4, 2019

    High-profile organisations in engineering, transportation and defence industries, particularly with links to the maritime sector, are being targeted by a state-backed Chinese hacking operation, according to security company researchers. The cyber-espionage campaign has been detailed by security company FireEye, which has labelled the group Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) 40 — or, more colloquially, Periscope. The group has ...

  • Wiltshire police chief ‘was unaware ex-spy Sergei Skripal lived in Salisbury’

    March 3, 2019

    The police chief whose officers responded to the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal has admitted he had no idea the former spy was living in Salisbury. Kier Pritchard, chief constable of Wiltshire, has demanded he be told of any other VIPs who could be at risk. The poisoning happened a year ago, hours before Mr Pritchard ...

  • Faslane nuclear fears after 500 ‘significant’ safety alerts at Trident sub base in a year

    March 3, 2019

    More than 500 “significant” health and safety incidents were recorded at the Faslane nuclear submarine base last year, the Sunday Mail can reveal. Documents released to the SNP under Freedom of Information for the Royal Navy facility near Helensburgh, in Dunbartonshire, show the figure has almost quadrupled since 2014. Last year, there were 481 health and safety incidents at ...

  • More than 50 missing after oil pipeline explosion in Nigeria

    March 2, 2019

    More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said on Saturday. The blast early on Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, the Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, told the Associated Press. The Nembe trunk line is ...

  • The Army wants mobile nuclear reactors for FOBs, but some scientists say that’s ‘naive’

    March 2, 2019

    The Army wants to bring back mobile nuclear reactors to power forward bases and is asking industry how to make that happen. A collection of scientists that closely monitor nuclear issues thinks that the concept is “naive,” dangerous and describes the chances for the current technology to accomplish what the Pentagon wants as “vanishingly small.” In January, the Pentagon’s ...

  • OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Report on Chemical Weapons Use Allegation in Douma, Syria, in 2018

    March 1, 2019

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands —1 March 2019—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued today the final report on the FFM’s investigation regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, on 7 April 2018. The FFM’s activities regarding this allegation included on-site visits ...

  • Gardaí find weapons and explosives in follow-up search in Co Louth

    March 1, 2019

    Gardaí targeting dissident republicans have uncovered a significant cache of explosives and arms along the border, in what is the second linked operation since the start of February. The operation involved gardaí from the Louth Division and officers from specialist anti-terrorism and firearms units. A controlled explosion of some of the material discovered was conducted by an ...


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