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  • Journalist shot dead in ‘terrorist incident’ in Northern Ireland

    April 19, 2019

    A 29-year-old female journalist was killed during riots in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Thursday night in what police are treating as a “terrorist incident.” According to reports, violence broke out following police searches in Derry’s Creggan district, with petrol bombs thrown at police Land Rovers. The Police Service of Northern Ireland on Friday identified the victim as journalist Lyra ...

  • Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

    April 19, 2019

    A white-hat hacker found a way to get into the French government’s newly launched, secure encrypted messaging app that otherwise can only be accessed by officials and politicians with email accounts associated with the government identities. Dubbed “Tchap,” the end-to-end encrypted, open source messaging app has been created by the French government with an aim to ...

  • Weather Channel Knocked Off-Air in Dangerous Precedent

    April 18, 2019

    The incident was the work of malicious cyberattackers. On Thursday, The Weather Channel – a trusted cable network source of meteorological data across the U.S. – was knocked off the air by what it said was a “malicious software attack” on its network. The Weather Channel hack – not to be confused with the Weather Channel’s own hacks – ...

  • Major sponsor signs up for BIDEC 2019 – Bahrain’s only tri-service International Defence Exhibition

    April 16, 2019

      Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019, one of the region’s key International defence exhibitions with key partners confirming participation. Following the outstanding success of the first Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) in 2017, keen interest for the next edition scheduled for 28-30 October 2019 has begun to build as major international defence and security ...

  • Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

    April 15, 2019

    It’s no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google’s Location History feature disabled. As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech giant to continuously collect your precise latitude and longitude. According to Google, the company uses this location-tracking ...

  • Who decides when something is a terrorism incident?

    April 15, 2019

    When there’s an incident, who decides if it’s a terrorist attack? The government? The media? The police? Some people would claim any one of these answers to be true. But when it comes to insurance, and the declaration of a terrorism incident, the answer can be a little trickier. Geoff Stilwell, CEO and managing director of BeechUnderwriting, explains ...

  • Gatwick Drone Attack ‘May Have Been Inside Job’

    April 15, 2019

    Police say the  drone attack that disrupted flights at Gatwick Airport for 33 hours last December may have been carried out by an insider at the airport. Sussex Police said the possibility that an insider was involved was “credible”, while Gatwick’s chief operating officer said the attacker appeared to have knowledge of airport procedures. “It was clear that the ...

  • Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion

    April 14, 2019

    Bomb disposal experts from Sweden’s Nationella bombskyddet were called in to secure a number of stores in a building in Norrköping after an explosion in the early hours of Sunday. Police barriers remained in place in the area on Sunday but were not expected to affect traffic significantly and have since been lifted, with examination of ...

  • Belfast man linked by fingerprint to explosives find 10 years ago avoids going to prison

    April 13, 2019

    A senior PSNI officer has welcomed the conviction of a north Belfast father-of-five who has been handed a suspended sentence after his fingerprint was found on a blast bomb device almost decade ago. John Paul Magee (39), from Ardoyne, had pleaded guilty to the offences in February. Yesterday he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, suspended ...

  • UK: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

    April 12, 2019

    Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements. It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, ...

  • Passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone as it came into land at Manchester Airport

    April 12, 2019

    A passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone ‘almost head-on’ as it came into land at Manchester Airport. A pilot described the incident near as a ‘close encounter’, a UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report revealed. The rectangular drone was flown in front of an Airbus A319 aircraft approaching the airport at 3,000 feet on Thursday. Measuring up to ...

  • Russian special forces clash with ISIS terrorists in Siberian city

    April 12, 2019

    Eyewitness footage of the Russian special forces’ raid on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in the Siberian city of Tyumen shows a house turn into a raging fireball as bursts of automatic gunfire rock the area. In the video filmed by onlookers, apparently from a window in a building near where the anti-terrorist operation took ...

  • New Zealand Customs to use face-to-face checks for eGate inconsistencies

    April 12, 2019

    New Zealand’s customs officers will always conduct face-to-face checks whenever its eGates reject a passenger, Minister of Customs Kris Faafoi announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a review of the nation’s eGate processes, which found the decision review tool (DRT) used to identify inconsistencies between a person and the passport used was flawed. The review was initially created ...

  • Four Sri Lankan terror suspects arrested at Luton Airport

    April 12, 2019

    Four men have been arrested moments after they arrived in Luton Airport on board an international flight. Airport police arrested the men and handed them over to anti terrorism officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command. The men, all Sri Lankan nationals, arrived in Luton on Wednesday evening. They are currently being held in a Bedfordshire police station. They ...

  • UK: Each Police Force Gets Dedicated Cybercrime Unit

    April 12, 2019

    The government has made a multi-million-pound investment to ensure that every police force in England and Wales now has its own dedicated cybercrime unit. The announcement was made by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), as part of its National Cybercrime Programme event in the Midlands this week. Tackling cybercrime has long been on the police’s radar. Indeed, last month ...