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  • Dubai-bound plane hijack attempt foiled in Bangladesh

    February 24, 2019

    An airplane hijack drama unfolded Sunday early evening at Chittagong airport in Bangladesh ended by late evening with a military operation that injured the suspected hijacker, according to a senior Bangladeshi official. The gunman was arrested in the commando operation inside a Biman Airlines flight BG147 with around 150 passengers, which made an emergency landing at ...

  • Looming retirement of legacy system custodians put global IT systems at risk

    February 22, 2019

    Government IT systems and critical infrastructure systems around the world are at risk due to legacy technology and the pending retirement of those who have historically maintained these older systems. Of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mission-critical IT staff, 20-50 percent will be eligible to retire by 2024 and 66 percent of U.K. companies have too few cybersecurity ...

  • Ransomware encrypts Australian cardiac clinic’s patient files

    February 21, 2019

    Employees of Melbourne Heart Group in Malvern, Australia, have been unable to access patients’ medical records following a January ransomware attack that encrypted the health care provider’s files. The cardiology clinic disclosed the incident today on its website’s home page. “We have been assured that no patient’s privacy has been compromised in any way,” the statement reads. ...

  • Maharashtra on high alert after blast near Mumbai; IED found on bus in Raigad

    February 21, 2019

    The Maharashtra state police are on high alert after a low intensity blast took place on a busy road near Mumbai on Wednesday and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found on a state transport bus in Raigad district later in the night. According to the state police, the blast took place on a busy road ...

  • New drone safety partnership with business launched as government sets out plans to limit drone misuse

    February 20, 2019

    The government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have today (20 February 2019) announced a new partnership with the retailer Jessops, as part of a national campaign to increase public awareness of the rules around flying drones. Working with the CAA, the government is dialling up a campaign to help educate the public about responsible drone ...

  • Researcher: Not Hard for a Hacker to Capsize a Ship at Sea

    February 20, 2019

    Capsizing a ship with a cyberattack is a relatively low-skill enterprise, according to an analysis from Pen Test Partners. Maritime transport still contributes in an important way to the world’s economy, with on-time shipments influencing everything from commodities availability and spot pricing to the stability of small countries. Unfortunately, capsizing a ship with a cyberattack is ...

  • LPG Gas Company Leaked Details, Aadhaar Numbers of 6.7 Million Indian Customers

    February 19, 2019

    Why would someone bother to hack a so-called “ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls,” when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources. French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the pseudonym “Elliot Alderson” on Twitter, with the help of ...

  • Platinum Security Exhibition 2019: The response to important security needs of the private sector

    February 19, 2019

    Press Release  – Paris Placed under The High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the first edition of the Platinum Security Exhibition, the international exhibition of security for the private sector, will be held from 10 to 12 April 2019 in Monaco. The trade fair will meet the growing needs of security for the ...

  • Senior Defence figure raises concerns about future cyber attacks

    February 19, 2019

    One of Australia’s senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation’s infrastructure and military networks is on the rise. Major General Marcus Thompson leads the Information Warfare Division, which was set up in mid-2017 with the aim of providing both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities. In his first media major interview, he told ...

  • Russia bans military from using smartphones

    February 19, 2019

    Russian legislators have adopted a new bill banning servicemen from using electronic devises capable of taking photos, videos, and collecting geolocation data – basically, all modern portable gadgets. The bill, approved by the State Duma in the final reading on Tuesday, forbids active-duty servicemen and reservists during training from sharing on the internet or with the ...

  • Cairo explosion: three policemen killed pursuing bomber

    February 18, 2019

    A wanted Egyptian militant blew himself up late Monday night as he was being apprehended by two plainclothes policemen who have been following his trail across Cairo. The explosion killed the suspect as well as three officers in the third terror-related incident in Egypt since Friday. Monday’s night blast also wounded six people, including three policemen, ...

  • When Cyberattacks Pack a Physical Punch

    February 18, 2019

    Physical security goes hand in hand with cyberdefense. What happens when – as we see all too often – the physical side is overlooked? More than one in 10 data breaches now involve “physical actions,” according to a recent report. These include leveraging physical  devices to aid an attack, but also hacks that involve breaking into hardware ...

  • Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers

    February 18, 2019

    A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not name any suspects. As Australia heads for an election due by May, lawmakers were told this month told to urgently change their passwords after ...

  • Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

    February 18, 2019

    Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have determined. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to ban the firm from 5G communications networks. The Chinese government is accused of using Huawei as a proxy so it can ...

  • ‘Zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans, experts warn

    February 18, 2019

    People who eat deer meat could be at risk of contracting a deadly infectious disease that is spreading across the animals’ US populations, experts have warned. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) –dubbed “zombie” deer disease – has infected deer, elk and moose across 24 American states and two Canadian provinces. The disease attacks tissues including the brain and spinal cord, causing dramatic weight loss, ...