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  • Hazmat team combs raided apartment in Niagara Falls after FBI agents get sick

    December 27, 2018

    A Niagara County hazmat team and police from at least two agencies swarmed a unit at the Packard Court Apartments in Niagara Falls Wednesday after several members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force got sick in the wake of a Dec. 14 raid that resulted in the arrest of the occupant for possessing drugs, ...

  • Stolen UK identities selling for as little as £10 on the dark web

    December 26, 2018

    Stolen personal data of UK citizens is selling for as little as £10 on the dark web, offering hackers all the information needed to carry out online fraud and identity theft, The Independent has discovered. So-called fullz – hacker slang meaning a “full ID” package – of UK citizens are being listed on several popular online black markets. A full ID ...

  • American Pipeline Security Only Begins With the TSA

    December 26, 2018

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), after an assessment of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) pipeline security program management, has called the agency to task for failing to adequately monitor the vulnerability of the 2.7 million-mile network of pipelines that transport and distribute natural gas all across the U.S. In particular, the GAO criticized the agency ...

  • U.S. says Ninoy Aquino International Airport security measures inadequate – envoy

    December 26, 2018

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found that the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is implementing inadequate security measures, the Philippines’ ambassador said. Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez wrote in a Philippine Star column on Sunday, December 23, that the DHS will send a notice about “security issues” at NAIA after a 90-day ...

  • 43 killed, 25 wounded in coordinated Kabul attack

    December 24, 2018

    The sound of an explosion was heard close to a governmental compound amid reports several people have been killed or wounded in the blast and clashes between the security forces and assailant militants. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Halth Wahid Majroh confirmed that the dead bodies of at least 43 people have been shifted ...

  • Critical Bug Patched in Schneider Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    December 24, 2018

    Vulnerability in electric car charging stations could allow attackers to compromise devices. Schneider Electric is warning about a critical vulnerability in its EVLink Parking devices – a line of electric vehicle charging stations. The energy management and automation giant said the vulnerability is tied to a hard-coded credential bug that exists within the device that could ...

  • Resurgent Al-Qaeda plan new series of spectacular attacks against airliners and airports

    December 23, 2018

    The terrorist group behind the world trade centre attacks in New York in 2001 are plotting a series of deadly new attacks that are ‘keeping ministers awake at night’. Security Minister Ben Wallace said that Al-Qaeda are planning the attacks on airports and airliners, and even plan to use explosive-packed drones to take down targets in a bid ...

  • India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data

    December 21, 2018

    On Thursday, the Indian government gave ten agencies the legal authority “to intercept, monitor or decrypt information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The order, approved on December 20 by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, is an expansion of India’s IT Act of 2000 and effectively gives the Indian government the legal power ...

  • Gatwick flights resume as drones disappear

    December 21, 2018

    Gatwick has released a statement: “Gatwick’s runway is currently available having reopened at 06:00. A limited number of aircraft are taking off and landing at Gatwick this morning but our departures and arrivals rate is currently very restricted to just a few runway movements every hour so passengers must expect delays and cancellations again today. Gatwick ...

  • Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth, Ireland

    December 20, 2018

    The Army Bomb Disposal Team has removed two explosive devices from a property in Louth. The team was called to a house in Drogheda yesterday evening to remove the improvised explosive devices, following a request from gardaí. The team arrived at the property at 6.00pm and evacuated a number of houses in the area to ensure the ...

  • Hunt for Gatwick drone pilot as tens of thousands are left stranded and all flights in and out suspended

    December 20, 2018

    Gatwick Airport is closed today after one or more drones were deliberately flown over the runway causing complete chaos for tens of thousands of people trying to get away for Christmas. Dozens of police officers are now hunting for the pilot who managed to shut down Britain’s second busiest airport and are considering whether to use a sniper ...

  • Goodbye, X-ray scanners: US airports using 3D machines to snoop into bags

    December 20, 2018

    New technology at airport security checkpoints is poised to greet some of the more than 40 million people who will board flights over the next two-and-a-half weeks. The multi-faceted approach the Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency that oversees aviation safety, uses to prevent a dangerous situation from unfolding at 40,000 feet or inside the airport ...

  • Aeroflot registers own breed of sniffer dogs

    December 20, 2018

    Aeroflot has registered its own Shalaika breed of sniffer dogs with the Russian Cynological Federation. The official presentation of the dogs took place at Sheremetyevo International Airport’s Terminal B and was attended by the breeder of the Shalaika dogs, Klim Sulimov, and members of the cynology community. The dogs were presented by Aeroflot’s Deputy Head of Aviation Security ...

  • NASA discloses data breach

    December 19, 2018

    The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) admitted today to getting hacked earlier this year. In an internal memo sent to all employees, the agency said that an unknown intruder gained access to one of its servers storing the personal data of current and former employees. Social Security numbers were also compromised, NASA said. The agency ...

  • Russia’s Embassy in London website targeted in cyberattack

    December 18, 2018

    The website of the Russian Embassy in the UK was targeted by hackers. The mission says there are grounds to believe that the attack originated from Britain. The embassy apologized to internet users after the operations of its website were disrupted by a cyberattack in the late afternoon on Monday. The Russian mission’s page was “brutally hacked,” it ...