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  • 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 ...

  • Utility Firms Say Cybersecurity Threats Will Have Biggest Impact on Operations

    March 14, 2018

    A survey of over 20,000 utility employees found that cyber threats are what they fear could have the biggest impact on operations. The BRIDGE Energy Group’s 2018 BRIDGE Index Grid Security Survey found that 35 percent of respondents cited cyber threats as the factor most likely to impact their operations, more than double the next largest ...

  • British Airways expands biometric boarding technology

    March 13, 2018

    British Airways (BA) is trialing biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in US airports at Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. The UK-based carrier said the new technology enables nearly 240 passengers to board in around 10 minutes at Florida’s Orlando International Airport (MCO), where two biometric gates have been installed on one stand. ...

  • Public faces ‘low risk’ after chemical attack, health officials insist

    March 13, 2018

    Health officials insist public safety has not been compromised in Salisbury despite a warning from the doctor who oversaw the development of the nerve agent used in the attack on a Russian double agent. Dr Vil Mirzayanov was a director of Russia’s chemical weapons institute in the 1980s when the novichok, or “newcomer” class of nerve ...

  • Cyber-attacks against Russia may follow attempted nerve agent killing in UK

    March 13, 2018

    Offensive cyber-attacks against Russia are reported to be among options under consideration by the UK if it is dissatisfied with Russia’s explanation by midnight today of the use in this country of Novichok, a class of nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and only produced in Russia. Either Russia has lost control ...


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