Brussels Airport failed to spot bomb belt security test

“On 1 October last year, I was asked to try to pass the security checkpoint with a fake bomb belt”, said the mystery passenger, HLN reports. “The belt looked very credible, with wires, a detonator and a substance that had the Read More …

Egypt train station fire: At least 20 dead and dozens injured following blaze

At least 20 people have been killed and 40 people have been injured in a fire at a railway station in Cairo, according to state media. The head of Cairo Railroad hospital, Mohammed Said, who previously confirmed 10 deaths said Read More …

Montreal-based UN aviation agency tried to cover up 2016 cyberattack, documents show

In November 2016, the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was hit by the most serious cyberattack in its history, and internal documents obtained by CBC suggest key members of the team that should have prevented the attack tried to Read More …

Russia’s FSB thwarts IS terror plot against GRU officers, commuter rail passengers

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled an attempt to carry out a terrorist attack on military intelligence (GRU) officers and railway passengers in Moscow that members of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) were plotting, Kommersant reported, Read More …

New Attacks Against 4G, 5G Mobile Networks Re-Enable IMSI Catchers

At NDSS Symposium 2019, a group of university researchers yesterday revealed newly discovered cellular network vulnerabilities that impact both 4G and 5G LTE protocols. According to a paper published by the researchers, “Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols Read More …

Dubai-bound plane hijack attempt foiled in Bangladesh

An airplane hijack drama unfolded Sunday early evening at Chittagong airport in Bangladesh ended by late evening with a military operation that injured the suspected hijacker, according to a senior Bangladeshi official. The gunman was arrested in the commando operation Read More …

Looming retirement of legacy system custodians put global IT systems at risk

Government IT systems and critical infrastructure systems around the world are at risk due to legacy technology and the pending retirement of those who have historically maintained these older systems. Of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mission-critical IT staff, 20-50 percent will Read More …

Ransomware encrypts Australian cardiac clinic’s patient files

Employees of Melbourne Heart Group in Malvern, Australia, have been unable to access patients’ medical records following a January ransomware attack that encrypted the health care provider’s files. The cardiology clinic disclosed the incident today on its website’s home page. “We Read More …

Maharashtra on high alert after blast near Mumbai; IED found on bus in Raigad

The Maharashtra state police are on high alert after a low intensity blast took place on a busy road near Mumbai on Wednesday and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found on a state transport bus in Raigad district later Read More …