News – February 2019

 


  • Questions linger days after TSA worker jumped to his death at Orlando International Airport

    February 4, 2019

    It’s business as usual at Orlando International Airport, but the city it serves and the people who work there want to know one thing: Why would a TSA worker jump to his death inside one of the busiest parts of the airport? Investigators say the 36-year-old Robert Henry finished his TSA shift Saturday morning. Henry, who had ...

  • Homemade ‘ghost guns’ in US falling into criminals’ hands, officials warn

    February 1, 2019

    Top law enforcement officials in the US say they are concerned at the increase of so-called “ghost guns” falling into the hands of criminal gangs. The weapons, also known as “80 percenters”, are created from kits designed to be built at home which are perfectly legally for personal use – but they have no serial number ...

  • Agents discover record amount of fentanyl in drug bust on US border

    February 1, 2019

    Officials in the US have seized 114kg (254lbs) of fentanyl, in what is being described as the biggest haul they have ever detected. The synthetic drug has been fuelling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, and the stash was discovered in a secret compartment underneath a load of Mexican produce headed for Arizona. A scan of ...

  • DHS Security Tech Innovation Program Means Big Money for SMBs

    February 1, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is operating a yearly program through which it accepts proposals from U.S. small businesses who want to provide their expertise to help the government’s security technology research and development efforts. If the “government” part didn’t already hint at it, businesses who get accepted in the program and get granted one ...

  • Metro Bank targeted with 2FA-bypassing SS7 attacks

    February 1, 2019

    Metro Bank has reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated two-factor authentication (2FA) bypass attack after hackers infiltrated a telecoms firm’s text messaging protocol. The Signalling Systems No. 7 (SS7) protocol is used by telecom firms to coordinate how texts and calls are routed around the world. But according to Motherboard, hackers are more actively exploiting SS7, and ...