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  • UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

    November 8, 2018

    The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire, ...

  • ‘Under pressure’ doctors struggling to deal with Congo ebola outbreak

    November 8, 2018

    It takes 15 minutes to don an ebola-proof protective suit and we watched a team of doctors and nurses in the Congolese city of Beni struggle with their straps, goggles and thick plastic boots. “You can’t leave anything exposed, let me cover here,” said one orderly, pointing at a small patch of flesh poking out above ...

  • Norwegian frigate damaged in collision with Greek Aframax tanker, crew evacuated

    November 8, 2018

    Greek Aframax tanker SOLA TS collided with Norway Navy frigate HNOMS HELGE INGSTAD in the morning Nov 8, probably around 0300 UTC, in North sea north of Bergen, Norway. Laden tanker left Sture Terminal shortly before collision. According to Norway media reports, frigate sustained heavy damages, water ingress, probably in danger of sinking, all 137 ...

  • Luxembourg Airport and University test new security system

    November 7, 2018

    A future without random passenger checks and long queues at Luxembourg Airport. That’s what the University of Luxembourg has been investigating with the development of what they are calling “Flysec” system. The university announced on Tuesday that the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT), together with Luxembourg Airport, has been testing a high-tech airport ...

  • Terrorists plotted to stage drone attacks during FIFA World Cup in Russia

    November 7, 2018

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) operatives foiled several terror plots involving drone attacks and plans to target foreign fans during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Secret services took “all necessary measures to identify and prevent the terrorists’ attempts to use UAVs,” FSB head Aleksandr Bortnikov said at a law enforcement and security meeting on Wednesday. The nation’s top domestic security ...

  • Cloud, cars and IoT could change grid cybersecurity

    November 6, 2018

    The proliferation of connected devices including electric cars could provide grid operators with an operational view of cybersecurity threats and change the way the grid is secured, said Karen Evans, assistant secretary of the Energy Department’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. While experts generally consider the internet of things to be a risky ...

  • ‘Almost all’ Pakistani banks hacked in security breach, says FIA cybercrime head

    November 6, 2018

    In a shocking revelation, the head of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing has said data from “almost all” Pakistani banks was stolen in a recent security breach. “According to a recent report we have received, data from almost all Pakistani banks has been reportedly hacked,” FIA Cybercrimes Director retired Capt Mohammad Shoaib told Geo News on Tuesday. When ...

  • Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe each year, says study

    November 6, 2018

    A study by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that around 33,000 people in the EU die each year after becoming infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The analysis, published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, warned that the burden of these pathogens is similar to HIV, flu and tuberculosis combined. “Infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are threatening ...

  • Oracle confirms China Telecom internet traffic ‘misdirections’

    November 6, 2018

    Oracle’s Internet Intelligence division has confirmed today the findings of an academic paper published two weeks ago that accused China of “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries.” The research paper was authored by researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University and it made quite a few waves online after it was published. ...

  • Pipe bomb suspect to appear in court on Election Day, prosecutors say

    November 5, 2018

    The man accused of sending over a dozen explosive devices to Democratic targets is expected to be transferred to New York on Monday and appear in federal court there on Election Day, according to U.S. prosecutors. In a new court filing, federal prosecutors also linked Cesar Sayoc, the suspected pipe bomber, to the second mail bomb ...

  • Government warns UK telecoms industry over security risks to 5G supply chain

    November 5, 2018

    The government has written to the likes of O2, Vodafone and EE to say that phone networks should be careful over which companies they choose as suppliers when building their 5G networks. The entire supply chain may be disrupted by an ongoing review of the UK’s telecoms infrastructure, according to a letter penned by the Department for ...

  • SINGAPORE: LTA to test metal detectors, X-ray scanners at selected MRT stations from Nov 12

    November 5, 2018

    Some train commuters may soon have to walk through a metal detector and pass their belongings through an X-ray scanner before entering the fare gates, as part of a new trial on enhanced security screening at MRT stations here. The six-month trial, which will begin next Monday (Nov 12), will see such screening equipment deployed at ...

  • Attacks on firefighters soar by 25% in a year as government cuts bite, union warns

    November 3, 2018

    Attacks on firefighters have soared by a quarter in the last year after the “demolition” of projects aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour, a union has warned. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there were 933 incidents involving an attack on firefighters in England in 2017-18, up by 194 on the previous 12 months. Matt Wrack, general secretary ...

  • Hackers obtain nuclear power plant plans in France

    November 2, 2018

    Thousands of sensitive documents pertaining to nuclear power plants, prisons and tram networks have been stolen from the servers of a French company in a cyberattack, German and French media have reported Friday. The data illegally accessed from the French company Ingerop back in June amounted to more than 65 gigabytes, according to reports by German ...

  • Belfast International Airport appoints new company to run security services

    November 2, 2018

    A new company has taken over security services at Belfast International Airport. The move comes in the wake of numerous complaints from disgruntled passengers about lengthy queues at the airport’s security checks, with some claiming waits of as long as an hour had caused them to miss flights. Great Britain-based security and logistics specialist Wilson James ...