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  • Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

    March 20, 2018

    The UK’s Information Commissioner is to apply to court for a warrant to search the offices of London-based political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica. The company is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election in 2016. Its executives have also been filmed by Channel 4 News suggesting it ...

  • Programs Controlling ICS Robotics Are ‘Wide Open’ to Vulnerabilities

    March 20, 2018

    Most manufacturers have connected their operational technology – including industrial control systems and robotic equipment –to the internet, yet the lack of basic security protocols leave these companies open to cyberattacks. Industrial security company Malcrawler pinpointed these dangers at Kaspersky Lab’s Security Analyst Summit earlier this month. Dewan Chowdhury, founder of MalCrawler, said that many robotics ...

  • Explosion at FedEx facility near San Antonio likely linked to serial bomber, feds say

    March 20, 2018

    A package bomb that exploded at a FedEx facility near San Antonio early Tuesday is likely linked to attacks by a serial bomber that have killed two people in Austin, a federal official said. “We suspect it is related to our investigation” into four bombings in Austin this month, FBI San Antonio spokeswoman Michelle Lee told CNN. The incident happened at about 12:30 ...

  • UK police spend over £1m on cybersecurity training

    March 20, 2018

    The UK’s police forces have spent more than £1.3 million in the last three years training its staff on cybersecurity issues. The figures, contained in a new report released by the Parliament Street Think Tank, show that almost 40,000 staff have taken part in the training. North Wales Police lead the way when it came to the amount ...

  • Turkish police seize radioactive Californium element in Ankara

    March 19, 2018

    urkish police have seized a valuable cache of the radioactive Californium element in an operation in the capital Ankara, according to a report published Monday by Turkish broadcaster NTV. Californium, a rare and dangerous non-natural element, is being used in nuclear warheads and nuclear energy plants as well as in the oil and mining industries, with ...

  • Huawei Could Be Blocked From Australia’s 5G Network Over National Security Concerns

    March 19, 2018

    Huawei, the world’s second biggest smartphone manufacturer placed between Samsung and Apple is facing fresh controversy in Australia’s telecommunications landscape. The government could potentially ban the Chinese telecommunications giant from taking part in the development of the country’s rapid 5G mobile network over national security concerns. If this happens it would be a major setback for Huawei which had already been blocked from tendering for the National ...

  • Dengue fever outbreak confirmed in Tanzania

    March 19, 2018

    Tanzania on Sunday confirmed the outbreak of dengue fever, saying 11 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. “The ministry is aware of the outbreak of dengue fever in Dar es Salaam and 11 patients have been diagnosed with the disease,” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mpoki ...

  • A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

    March 16, 2018

    In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault. The attack was not designed to simply destroy data or shut down the plant, investigators believe. It was meant to sabotage the firm’s operations and trigger an explosion. The attack was a dangerous escalation in international hacking, ...

  • Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

    March 15, 2018

    The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants off at will. United States officials and private security firms saw the attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could disrupt ...

  • Svitzer employee details stolen in data breach affecting almost half of its Australian employees

    March 15, 2018

    The shipping company Svitzer has suffered a significant data breach affecting almost half its Australian employees It is among the first incidents to be disclosed under Australia’s new notifiable data breaches scheme. For almost 11 months, emails from three Australian employee email accounts were secretly auto-forwarded outside the company. The perpetrator has not yet been identified. The hack, ...

  • Salisbury attack: Joint statement from the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom

    March 15, 2018

    The leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom have issued the following joint statement on the attack which took place in Salisbury, UK. We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, UK, on 4 ...

  • Digital infrastructure ‘at risk’ from energy network shortfalls

    March 14, 2018

    A more resilient and reliable energy network will be crucial to support the UK’s digital infrastructure as smart cities become more prevalent, a new report has argued. Last week the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) published its ‘Smart Cities: Technology Friend or Foe?’ report, which discussed how increasing digital and connected infrastructure, particularly in city environments, could be ...


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