News – September 2018

 


  • German manufacturers lose $50B to cyber attacks, SMBs at greatest risk

    September 14, 2018

    Two-thirds of German manufacturers have faced cyberattacks, racking up $50 billion in costs, according to a Bitkom survey released on Thursday. Acting as Europe’s largest economy, Germany has recently been a hot bed for cyber criminals. Bitkom surveyed 503 managers and security chiefs from Germany’s entire manufacturing sector, determining SMBs—the economy’s main backbone—to be the most ...

  • Keeping up with the changing face of security

    September 14, 2018

    Press Release By Philip Ingram MBE, Grey Hare Media Ltd We have been lucky in 2018 after the terror that tore across Europe and the UK in 2016 – 2017 with vehicle, knife and bomb attacks happening in Nice, London Bridge, Westminster, Manchester and Barcelona. These are just a few of the places left reeling from a wave ...

  • Dr Chris Busby: Police become unwell at chemical weapons expert’s Devon home

    September 14, 2018

    A chemical weapons expert has been arrested after police started feeling ill while visiting his Devon home. Dr Chris Busby, 73, has been detained under the explosives act after officers at his Bideford home on Wednesday morning felt unwell. Devon and Cornwall Police said officers at the retired research scientist’s home also found “a number of items” ...

  • Armed Forces need thousands of new troops as the UK risks losing battle on crippling skills shortage in the military

    September 12, 2018

    Our armed forces are 8,200 personnel under strength while critical posts remain unfilled There is a 23 per cent shortfall in pilots, a 26 per cent shortfall in intelligence analyst trades and a 17 per cent shortfall in engineers. And the problem is unlikely to be resolved in the next four years. The Commons Public Accounts Committee says ...

  • US Military To Spend £1.54bn On AI Research

    September 11, 2018

    DARPA, the US military’s research agency, has said it plans to spend $2 billion (£1.54bn) over the next five years on artificial intelligence. While the sum is small by Pentagon standards, it is substantial in the world of AI, and indicates the strategic importance attached to the technology by the US military. The investment is similar in ...

  • Nigeria gas tanker explosion kills dozens

    September 11, 2018

    At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in the northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa and started a blaze, the state emergency agency said. The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) official said on Monday the accident happened at a petrol station along the Lafia-Makurdi road linking the capital city of ...

  • British Airways breach caused by the same group that hit Ticketmaster

    September 11, 2018

    A cyber-criminal operation known as Magecart is believed to have been behind the recent card breach announced last week by British Airways. The operation has been active since 2015 when RisqIQ and ClearSky researchers spotted the malware for the first time. The group’s regular mode of operation involves hacking into online stores and hiding JavaScript code that steals payment card information entered ...

  • More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

    September 11, 2018

    More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018. The most impacted countries turned out to be Vietnam, Algeria and Sri Lanka, while the safest region for industrial machines was Denmark. These are among the ...

  • Police car chase closes Lyon airport after fugitive drives onto the RUNWAY to flee cops

    September 10, 2018

    Lyon airport in southeast France has been shut down after a high-speed police car chase veered off the road and onto the runway. Local news reports that the chase had begun on a nearby motorway, where the driver of a Mercedes had been going the wrong way and refused to stop. In a desperate attempt to flee justice, ...

  • Masked gunmen storm oil corporation HQ in Libya

    September 10, 2018

    Armed men have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a security source have said. The building near the city centre had caught fire and was surrounded by security services, they said. There was no official confirmation of any casualties. “The security services are looking for gunmen ...

  • US Charges Extradited Russian Over Massive Hacking Scheme

    September 10, 2018

    US authorities have charded an extradited Russian man with taking part in a series of massive cyberattacks that targeted JPMorgan Chase and other US firms in the finance sector. Andrei Tyurin was a key member of a gang that conducted “extensive hacking” from 2012 to 2015,  US prosecutors said. JPMorgan Chase was one of the most high-profile ...

  • Bomb explosion hits oil pipeline in northern Iraq

    September 9, 2018

    A bomb explosion has struck an oil pipeline in Kirkuk oilfield in northern Iraq, setting huge fire, while four security members were wounded by another bomb near the site of the first blast, a local security source said Sunday. The sabotage of the oil pipeline took place around Saturday noon, when a bomb planted in the ...

  • GCHQ intelligence chief threatens ‘brazen’ Russia with UK’s ‘tools’

    September 7, 2018

    British spies are ready to counter an “active and real threat” posed by the “brazen Kremlin”, the head of GCHQ has warned. Jeremy Fleming said the government’s cyber intelligence agency could “deploy the full range of tools from across our national security apparatus” to target Russia’s GRU intelligence agency and its agents. During a speech at the ...

  • US government releases post-mortem report on Equifax hack

    September 7, 2018

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report to detail how the Equifax hack went down and how the credit reporting company answered during and after the incident. The report comes a day before the one-year anniversary of the public announcement of the Equifax breach that exposed the personal details of 145.5 million Americans, but also of millions of ...

  • JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill

    September 5, 2018

    An Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill. The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Medical personnel from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) then boarded to assist the ailing ...