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  • 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 ...

  • Ransomware Attack Cripples Cosco Shipping Network – Report

    July 26, 2018

    A shipping giant is likely to run up in millions of dollars of additional costs after a ransomware attack apparently crippled its US network. The attack was against COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company), which is a Chinese owned shipping giant. It comes after its larger shipping rival Maersk admitted in August 2017 that its operations had been impacted by ...

  • Poor cybersecurity could destabilise increasingly complex energy grids

    July 26, 2018

    The future of smart energy grids, with automatic management of both supply and demand, is “looking really interesting”, says Phil Kernick, chief technology officer at security firm CQR Consulting. But the current state of the technology and its security is a problem. “The distribution systems and the generation systems were deployed a decade and a half ...

  • US warns of supply chain cyber-attacks

    July 26, 2018

    The US intelligence community has issued a new warning about cyber-espionage risks posed by attacks made via the technology supply chain. A report said China, Russia and Iran were the most capable and active states involved in such economic subterfuge. Software supply chain infiltration had already threatened critical infrastructure, it warned, and was poised to imperil other ...

  • ‘Serious indications’ deadly Greece wildfire was arson

    July 26, 2018

    Public order minister Nikos Toskas said satellite image analysis and ground inspections suggest the fire that broke out on Monday was set deliberately. The blaze struck coastal villages popular with holidaymakers. Most people fled to the safety of the sea with just the clothes on their backs. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • Beijing blast: Small explosive device set off near US embassy

    July 26, 2018

    A man has set off a small explosive device close to the US embassy in Beijing, officials have confirmed. Apart from the attacker, there were no injuries reported and officials say police responded immediately. Video and images posted on social media show smoke rising from the vicinity of the embassy in the heart of the Chinese capital ...

  • Insecurity: the risk cyber-ignorance poses to airport screening equipment

    July 25, 2018

    Today, the world’s airports have some of the most stringent security processes of any public facility. But while strict physical measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers, staff and infrastructure, the need for network connectivity could leave equipment such as luggage screening machines easy prey to cyberattacks. In 2014, researchers Billy ...

  • Saudi Arabia Halts Red Sea Oil Shipments After Houthi Attacks

    July 25, 2018

    Saudi Arabia is temporarily halting all oil shipments going through an important Red Sea waterway, accusing Iran-allied rebels of attacking two crude tankers on Wednesday. Stopping crude shipments through the Bab el-Mandeb strait—which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden—marks another escalation in the war between an Arab military coalition and Houthi rebels for ...

  • Leafminer: New Espionage Campaigns Targeting Middle Eastern Regions

    July 25, 2018

    Active attack group is eager to make use of available tools, research, and the work of other threat actors. Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East since at least early 2017. The group tends ...

  • Hackers Breach Virginia Bank, Make Off With Millions

    July 25, 2018

    Hackers have compromised a bank in the United States twice in the past eight months and made off with millions of dollars. But the cyber attacks has resulted in a spat between the bank and its insurer provider which is refusing to fully cover the losses. The incident is a salient reminder of the online threat being ...

  • US Homeland Security warns of latest hacker craze – ERP pwnage

    July 25, 2018

    Hackers are increasingly looking to target enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to disrupt and steal data from large companies. This according to a report (PDF) from security companies Digital Shadows and Onapsis, who say that hacktivists and state-sponsored groups in particular have been looking to exploit flaws in Oracle and SAP platforms. “ERP applications are being actively targeted by ...

  • Greece wildfires: Death toll hits 80 as anti-terror unit launches investigation

    July 25, 2018

    The death toll from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town stood at 80 on Wednesday as frantic relatives tried to track down people missing from the inferno and coroners began the grim task of identifying bodies. Hundreds of people were trapped in the eastern resort of Mati on Monday night as flames whipped around them. ...



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