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  • For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China

    June 7, 2019

    For more than two hours on Thursday, June 6, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through the infrastructure of China Telecom, China’s third-largest telco and internet service provider (ISP). The incident occurred because of a BGP route leak at Swiss data center colocation company Safe Host, which accidentally leaked over 70,000 routes from its internal ...

  • Man Arrested While Trying To Buy Explosives To Attack Times Square, Police Sources Say

    June 7, 2019

    A man has been arrested after authorities say he was plotted to detonate explosive devices in Manhattan’s Times Square. Police sources tell CBS2 that the suspect was taken into custody by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes both the NYPD and FBI. Sources say the man expressed an interest in buying explosives that he was allegedly ...

  • Forget BlueKeep: Beware the GoldBrute

    June 7, 2019

    A botnet has appeared that has attempted to brute-force 1.5 million RDP connections to Windows systems in the last few days — and counting. While everyone’s talking about the BlueKeep Mega-Worm, this is not the main monster to fear, according to recent web attack activity. Rather, a researcher is warning that the GoldBrute botnet poses the greatest ...

  • Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO

    June 7, 2019

    The world is entering “a new phase” where big outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a “new normal”, the World Health Organization has warned. Previous Ebola outbreaks affected relatively small numbers of people. But the Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with the second largest outbreak ever, just three years after the world’s largest one ended. The ...

  • The Western Australia Police Force trials AI cloud platform for investigation data

    June 7, 2019

    The Western Australia Police Force (WAPF) has partnered with Microsoft to trial a pilot cloud-based platform that is aimed toward making it easier for officers to track the digital footprints of criminals. The cloud-based platform analyses large quantities of digital information, and then applies artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to “make sense” of the information collected during investigations, ...

  • Huawei Signs Deal to Develop 5G in Russia Amid US Crackdown

    June 6, 2019

    The Chinese telecom giant has concluded a deal with one of Russia’s leading mobile and internet providers amid US pressure on Huawei. Citing security concerns and accusing the firm of being too close to the Chinese government, the US has barred Huawei equipment from American soil and is pressing allies to do the same. The Shenzhen-based ...

  • Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags

    June 6, 2019

    Passengers at Heathrow airport will be able to keep their liquids and laptops inside their carry-on bags, once new security equipment is installed. The airport is investing £50m in the computer tomography (CT) security scanners, to be rolled out over the next few years. The technology, similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, provides a clear picture ...

  • AMCA Healthcare Hack Widens Again, Reaching 20.1M Victims

    June 5, 2019

    OPKO subsidiary BioReference joins Quest and LabCorp in the supply-chain incident. The hack of the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party bill collection vendor, continues to expand, now impacting 20.1 million patients across three laboratory services providers. In the wake of revelations that the personal data of 12 million patients from Quest Diagnostics had been potentially compromised by ...

  • A New Approach for Combating Insider Threats

    June 4, 2019

    As insider attacks continue to plague the enterprise the security community is doubling down on finding new solutions to mitigate against the age-old problem. An insider threat can encompass anything from a gullible employee falling for a spearphishing email, to unaware new hires sharing data inappropriately – all the way to a rogue employeestealing company data. What connects all these insider threats ...

  • Pharma-testing biz Eurofins Scientific says it fell victim to ‘new version’ of malware

    June 3, 2019

    Bio-analytical testing biz Eurofins Scientific today admitted it was the subject of a ransomware attack at the weekend. The Paris Stock Exchange-listed group operates in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics product testing. It has 800 labs spread across 47 countries. The company said in a statement that its tech security team had detected the malware. Resident techies and a team ...

  • PSNI Officers urged to double security measures after IED failed to detonate under officer’s car

    June 3, 2019

    The officer was said to be shaken by the find, which was made at Shandon Park Golf Club, close to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) headquarters in Belfast on Saturday morning (June 1). Army bomb disposal experts said it was a viable improvised explosive device that failed to detonate. One of the vehicles PSNI officers ...

  • Bomb under PSNI officer’s car at Belfast golf club ‘intended to kill’

    June 1, 2019

    A bomb found under a serving police officer’s car at a Belfast golf club is being treated as attempted murder by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Police and Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene at Shandon Park Golf Club on Saturday. The club is located in east Belfast, near the PSNI headquarters. The head ...

  • Extinction Rebellion threatens to use drones in 10-day Heathrow airport protest

    May 31, 2019

    The climate change activists will protest at the airport on 18 June before a 10-day shutdown could begin on 1 July. Extinction Rebellion said it plans “to carry out nonviolent direct action to ensure Heathrow authorities close the airport for the day, to create a ‘pause’ in recognition of the genocidal impact of high carbon activities, ...

  • 5G Networks Spark Concerns For Enterprise Risks

    May 31, 2019

    The rise of 5G networks – and subsequent security risks – was the centerpiece issue discussed during the GSMA’s Mobile360 conference on 5G security this past week. While researchers warn that 5G security issues could literally be a matter of life or death for certain applications, the new technology is also triggering another type of concern: the risks that 5G ...

  • Google and Apple criticise GCHQ eavesdropping idea

    May 30, 2019

    A proposal by the UK security agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages has been strongly criticised by big tech firms and rights groups. Google and Apple were among 47 firms to sign an open letter, saying it was a “serious threat” to trust and security. The GCHQ plan would effectively mean that a copy of every encrypted ...