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  • Kabul Suicide Attack: over 40 dead, more than 80 wounded

    November 20, 2018

    The security sources are saying that over 40 people were killed and more than 80 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack in capital Kabul earlier this evening. The Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed that the incident has taken place in Oranus Hotel. The Ministry of Public Health officials are saying that the attack has left ...

  • Chinese airports prioritize cybersecurity for technology investment

    November 20, 2018

    Airports and airlines in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers, with cybersecurity proving to be top of the agenda for both. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13% to more than one billion over ...

  • Security warning: UK critical infrastructure still at risk from devastating cyber attack

    November 19, 2018

    An ongoing failure to act with “meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of threats posed by cyber criminals and hackers puts critical national infrastructure at unnecessary risk from cyber attacks, a UK Parliamentary committee has warned. The UK experienced a taste of the damage that cyber attacks can cause when the global WannaCry ...

  • TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes

    November 19, 2018

    Two friends who took part in a £77m hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed. Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire, admitted their roles in the massive 2015 data breach which affected 1.6 million accounts. Hanley, described as a “dedicated hacker”, shared details of more than 8,000 customers with Allsopp. At ...

  • Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

    November 19, 2018

    After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details of shelters, transportation and medical facilities nearby in the event of any such attack. The Brihanmumbai ...

  • Texas hospital becomes victim of Dharma ransomware

    November 19, 2018

    The Altus Baytown Hospital (ABH) has revealed a ransomware outbreak which may have led to the leak of patient data. In a statement on its website, the Texas-based hospital said that ABH discovered an unauthorized threat actor rifling through the organization’s systems on roughly September 3. The “unauthorized party” deployed malicious code and infected the hospital’s systems with a ...

  • Australian ​Department of Health wants to up security posture to Commonwealth standard

    November 19, 2018

    The Department of Health is seeking help with Australian government security compliance, publishing a request for tender (RFT) for a privileged access management (PAM) solution. The solution, the department said, is required to support Health’s “move towards compliance with the Essential Eight Security Controls”. “Ultimately, the solution will increase the risk posture for the department and safe ...

  • More than 500 ‘safety events’ recorded at UK nuclear submarine base since 2006

    November 18, 2018

    More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent since 2006, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question from Edinburgh SNP MP Deidre Brock. In total, 505 “events” were recorded over the past 12 years ...

  • Drone assassination attempts are a reminder that better legislation is needed

    November 17, 2018

    In early August an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduroserved as a jarring wake up call that the possibility of a drone attack against a public figure or civilian is real. To the security industry and United States Government, this attack was not surprising. Frighteningly, there has been little resolve within Congress to determine who or what ...

  • Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    November 16, 2018

    US President Donald Trump signed today a bill into law, approving the creation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The bill, known as the CISA Act, reorganizes and rebrands the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a program inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as CISA, a standalone federal agency in charge of overseeing ...

  • Russian Banks Under Phishing Attack

    November 16, 2018

    Banks in Russia today were the target of a massive phishing campaign that aimed to deliver a tool used by the Silence group of hackers. The group is believed to have a background in legitimate infosec activities and access to documentation specific to the financial sector. The fraudulent emails purported to come from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) ...

  • DOD teams with DHS for critical infrastructure protection

    November 16, 2018

    The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up to protect critical infrastructure through information-sharing efforts with the private sector – an effort that is new, promising and underfunded. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently agreed to a framework for defending the U.S. from cyber threats. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of ...

  • Winter Olympic Games hackers are back with an updated arsenal

    November 16, 2018

    The hacking team behind a cyberattack which impacted the Winter Olympic Games is back with an updated cache of droppers and hacking tools. This week, researchers from Check Point said that Hades, the advanced persistence threat (APT) group believed to be behind an attack this year levied against systems used in the Winter Olympic Games, has begun a ...

  • Number of missing in California wildfires jumps to 631

    November 16, 2018

    he number of people reported missing in California’s deadly wildfires has jumped to 631, as 65 victims are confirmed dead. The revised official list of the 631 individuals whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown is more than double the 297 recorded earlier in the day by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. “I want you to understand that ...

  • Google To Take Over Controversial NHS App

    November 15, 2018

    The search and advertising giant is accused of ‘trust demolition’ after announcing that it plans to take direct control of London-based DeepMind Health Google is to take over DeepMind Health, and its flagship app, Streams, in a move that adds to the controversy over the NHS’ relationship with DeepMind and Google. The app was originally designed to ...