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  • Gunman claiming links to Isis takes hostages at supermarket in southern France

    March 23, 2018

    A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in southwestern France on Friday. The latest reports say two people were feared dead in an incident French prosecutors are treating as a terror attack. Main Info Gunman opens fire and takes hostages in supermarket in Trèbes near Carcassonne Unconfirmed reports ...

  • Website of Russian MoD Hit by DDoS Attacks From Western Europe, North America

    March 22, 2018

    The Russian Defense Ministry said a total of 7 denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were carried out against its website on Thursday during the final vote on the names of new types of weaponry. “The site of the Russian Defense Ministry during the final vote for the names of the newest domestic weapons was subjected to a massive DDoS attack,” the ministry stated. The ...

  • Slingshot Malware ‘Was US Special Operations Spy Tool’

    March 22, 2018

    Malware discovered by Kaspersky Lab was developed by an elite group within the US military to spy on militants, officials say A highly advanced malware strain uncovered by Kaspersky Lab earlier this month was in fact developed by an elite US military unit, which was using it to track down militants associated with Islamic State and ...

  • US, Jordan launch new counterterrorism training centre

    March 22, 2018

    Jordan and the United States unveiled a counterterrorism training centre south of Amman on Thursday aimed at boosting the capacity of local forces in a region beset by conflict. The centre connected to the Jordanian Police Academy was opened in Suwaqah, 70 kilometres (43 miles) from the Jordanian capital. It aims to prepare security forces to cope ...

  • Old banking Trojan TrickBot has been taught new tricks

    March 22, 2018

    The TrickBot Trojan has been upgraded with new modules to make detection, and defense, more difficult. First discovered in 2016, TrickBot is a financial Trojan which targets the customers of major banks. The Trojan is most commonly connected to phishing campaigns which trick users into entering their credentials into phishing and fraudulent banking websites, designed to appear as legitimate ...

  • ‘Overwhelmed’ police forces taking days to respond to 999 calls

    March 22, 2018

    Some police forces are being “overwhelmed” and are unable to respond to urgent calls on time, the police watchdog has revealed. An examination of all 43 police forces across England and Wales by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has highlighted “major concern that policing is under significant stress”. The inspectorate said that, in some cases, victims of violence ...

  • UK MoD to focus on SMEs to raise supply chain cyber security

    March 21, 2018

    The Ministry of Defence continues to develop a joint initiative with industry aimed at raising the security posture throughout the UK’s defence supply chain, with increasing focus on SMEs Ensuring that all suppliers to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) meet the appropriate cyber security standards is a key requirement of the National Cyber Security Strategy, which ...

  • Texas serial bombing suspect dies after detonating explosive inside car – police

    March 21, 2018

    The Texas serial bombing suspect has been killed after setting off an explosive device in his car as police closed in. Austin Police chief Brian Manley confirmed the death of the 24-year-old man, who has not been named, after officers tracked him down to a hotel in Round Rock, near Austin. The suspect set off the explosive ...

  • 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 ...



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