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  • US, Russia, China don’t sign Macron’s cyber pact

    November 12, 2018

    The US, Russia, and –three of today’s major cyber-powers– have not signed an agreement on rules and principles released today at the Paris Peace Forum by President Emmanuel Macron. The pact was signed by 51 countries, the 72 companies part of The Cybersecurity Tech , the 16 companies part of The Charter of , 136 other private companies, and 92 non-profit organization, universities, and advocacy groups. The Paris ...

  • Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

    November 12, 2018

    At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken ...

  • New Boom in Facial Recognition Tech Prompts Privacy Alarms

    November 12, 2018

    Tech advances are accelerating the use of facial recognition as a reliable and ubiquitous mass surveillance tool, privacy advocates warn. Somewhat quietly over the past couple of years there has been a flurry of breakthroughs in biometric technology, led by some leapfrog advances in facial recognition systems. Now facial recognition appears to be on the verge of ...

  • Germany hands over 1000 body armor vests to Kabul police

    November 10, 2018

    The government of Germany handed over one thousand body armor vests to the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces in Kabul. The Kabul Police Commandment in a statement said the body armor vests were handed over to Kabul Police during a ceremony organized in the Police Commandment of Kabul on Thursday. The statement further added that the body ...

  • Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing

    November 9, 2018

    A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related. The attacker was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He ...

  • India: 39 airports to get hand-held explosives scanner

    November 9, 2018

    Small airports will soon get an additional layer of security, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) procuring real-time viewing systems for 39 airports, including Bhopal, Dehradun, Trichy and Jodhpur, two officials familiar with the matter said. The equipment is essential for the functioning of bomb detection and disposal systems and used for the detection of ...

  • 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. ...