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  • China’s Pig Pandemic Should Worry Everyone

    April 24, 2019

    It’s a familiar and ominous story. A deadly pathogen with no known cure begins spreading in China. Rather than acknowledge the problem, officials throughout the Chinese government shut down media coverage, while under-reporting infection and mortality rates for fear of career and political repercussions. Just as the true scale of the epidemic emerges, Chinese officials declare ...

  • ‘Cyber Warriors’ selected to defend critical infrastructure

    April 23, 2019

    The National Guard is standing up cyber warriors to protect the vulnerable critical infrastructure in the communities where they serve. A team of 10 Ohio National Guard cyber warriors has been selected to participate in a pilot program designed to protect critical infrastructure that services military installations. The Ohio National Guard Cyber Mission Assurance Team (CMAT) ...

  • Ebola doctor killed as violence hampers response to outbreak in DRC

    April 23, 2019

    A World Health Organization doctor has been killed by armed militia when a hospital at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was stormed by rebels. According to IMA World Health, an American aid group, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist from Cameroon, was killed when armed individuals in civilian clothes burst into a conference ...

  • Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

    April 23, 2019

    With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyberwar, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk. This is according to GECI, an international tactical cybersecurity company now launching its portfolio of cybersecurity solutions in South Africa. After Europe, GECI has chosen to expand ...

  • Huawei will help build Britain’s 5G network, despite security concerns

    April 23, 2019

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed off on letting Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei help build “non-core” parts of the country’s 5G infrastructure, including antennas and other network components, according to The Telegraph. The decision was made today by the National Security Council, of which May is the chair, and has drawn considerable criticism from other UK ...

  • FBI: BEC Scam Losses Almost Double To Reach $1.2 Billion

    April 23, 2019

    Overall, in 2018 the FBI received more than 351k reported scams with losses exceeding $2.7 billion. Business email compromise (BEC) scams are squeezing more money than ever out of victims, with losses from the attacks almost doubling year-over-year in 2018 to reach $1.2 billion. That’s according to the FBI’s annual Internet Crime Report (IC3) for 2018, which ...

  • As hackers get smarter, America’s energy industry is shoring up its defenses

    April 22, 2019

    America is under attack. Every day, we’re besieged by a group of enemy combatants. Nameless, faceless, and spread throughout the world, this group is united by a single aim: to upend American life as we know it. These attackers are not soldiers or terrorists in the traditional sense. They are hackers, on a mission to cause ...

  • Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290 after bombings hit churches and hotels

    April 22, 2019

    The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks. About 500 people are injured and at least 35 foreigners are among the dead. The ...

  • Journalist shot dead in ‘terrorist incident’ in Northern Ireland

    April 19, 2019

    A 29-year-old female journalist was killed during riots in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Thursday night in what police are treating as a “terrorist incident.” According to reports, violence broke out following police searches in Derry’s Creggan district, with petrol bombs thrown at police Land Rovers. The Police Service of Northern Ireland on Friday identified the victim as journalist Lyra ...

  • Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

    April 19, 2019

    A white-hat hacker found a way to get into the French government’s newly launched, secure encrypted messaging app that otherwise can only be accessed by officials and politicians with email accounts associated with the government identities. Dubbed “Tchap,” the end-to-end encrypted, open source messaging app has been created by the French government with an aim to ...

  • Weather Channel Knocked Off-Air in Dangerous Precedent

    April 18, 2019

    The incident was the work of malicious cyberattackers. On Thursday, The Weather Channel – a trusted cable network source of meteorological data across the U.S. – was knocked off the air by what it said was a “malicious software attack” on its network. The Weather Channel hack – not to be confused with the Weather Channel’s own hacks – ...

  • Major sponsor signs up for BIDEC 2019 – Bahrain’s only tri-service International Defence Exhibition

    April 16, 2019

      Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019, one of the region’s key International defence exhibitions with key partners confirming participation. Following the outstanding success of the first Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) in 2017, keen interest for the next edition scheduled for 28-30 October 2019 has begun to build as major international defence and security ...

  • Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

    April 15, 2019

    It’s no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google’s Location History feature disabled. As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech giant to continuously collect your precise latitude and longitude. According to Google, the company uses this location-tracking ...

  • Who decides when something is a terrorism incident?

    April 15, 2019

    When there’s an incident, who decides if it’s a terrorist attack? The government? The media? The police? Some people would claim any one of these answers to be true. But when it comes to insurance, and the declaration of a terrorism incident, the answer can be a little trickier. Geoff Stilwell, CEO and managing director of BeechUnderwriting, explains ...

  • Gatwick Drone Attack ‘May Have Been Inside Job’

    April 15, 2019

    Police say the  drone attack that disrupted flights at Gatwick Airport for 33 hours last December may have been carried out by an insider at the airport. Sussex Police said the possibility that an insider was involved was “credible”, while Gatwick’s chief operating officer said the attacker appeared to have knowledge of airport procedures. “It was clear that the ...