News – May 2017

 


  • Malaysia Airlines flight turns back after bomb scare passenger tries to enter cockpit

    May 31, 2017

    A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn back after a passenger claimed he was carrying a bomb and tried to enter the cockpit. The flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was turned back after the captain was alerted to the “disruptive” passenger by cabin crew. It landed at Melbourne Airport at 11.40pm local time and was ...

  • Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

    May 31, 2017

    A powerful vehicle bomb has hit the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. It struck near Zanbaq Square in the heavily fortified zone, with civilians said to be the main casualties. The morning rush-hour blast created a massive crater and blew out windows and doors hundreds of metres ...

  • Manchester attack: Abedi bought most bomb parts ‘himself’

    May 31, 2017

    Manchester suicide attacker Salman Abedi bought most of the components used to make the bomb himself, police have said. Many of the bomber’s movements and actions were “carried out alone” in the four days prior to the attack, Russ Jackson, head of the North West counter terrorism unit, said. But police have yet to rule out whether ...

  • Group Behind NSA Dump That Led to WannaCry Opens 0-Day Exploit Subscription

    May 30, 2017

    Infamous hacking group Shadow Brokers has promised to release more zero-day exploits, such as the one that has made life a misery for some 300,000 people across the world via WannaCry. Now, the group isn’t just after wreaking havoc, but also after making some money, since the releases will be made for a special club ...

  • Kenya: 11 police officers killed in two days

    May 26, 2017

    Two police officers were yesterday killed after their vehicle ran over explosives in Liboi, Garissa County. The death brings to 11 the number of police officers killed in Garissa and Mandera counties in two days. Four other officers were injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) destroyed their vehicle along the Malelei-Kulan road in Liboi, ...

  • GE Renewable Energy To Provide Cyber Security For Invenergy Wind Turbine Fleet

    May 26, 2017

    In the second agreement announced between the two companies this week, GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide cyber security for Invenergy’s fleet of wind turbines. On Thursday, it was announced that GE Renewable Energy had been chosen to provide 300 megawatts (MW) worth of wind turbines to an Invenergy wind project being developed in ...

  • Medical device industry ‘not doing enough on cybersecurity’

    May 26, 2017

    The medical device industry appears to be under siege by cybercriminals, but it isn’t taking steps to defend itself, according to two separate reports. Over the next 12 months, two thirds of medical device manufacturers and more than half of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) say that a cyber-attack on one or more medical devices built or ...

  • Industrial cyber security – Securing Operational Technology 101

    May 26, 2017

    It would be fair to say that cyber security is at the top of most businesses’ list of concerns. The increased emphasis on IT and technology – every company is a technology company today, after all – has made it this way. Technology and data have become so deeply entrenched in many organisations that if it ...

  • UK: Damon Smith jailed for planting failed Tube bomb

    May 25, 2017

    A student who made a bomb filled with ball bearings and left it on a Tube train has been jailed for 15 years. Damon Smith put his homemade device into a rucksack and left it on a Jubilee Line train in October 2016. The 20 year old claimed it was a prank but was found guilty of ...

  • Former Greek PM Lucas Papademos hurt in Athens car bomb

    May 25, 2017

    Greece’s former prime minister Lucas Papademos has been hurt by an explosive device hidden in an envelope, according to police. The 69-year-old was rushed to hospital following the blast inside a car in central Athens on Thursday. Mr Papademos has had surgery on stomach and leg injuries although they are not believed to be life-threatening, local media ...

  • Suicide bombings kill 3 officers at Jakarta bus station, police say

    May 25, 2017

    Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) – A pair of suicide bombers struck a bus station Wednesday in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, police said. At least three officers were killed, national police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told reporters. Six other officers and five civilians were wounded. Aluminium, nails, buckshot and receipts for purchasing rice cookers were found at the scene of ...

  • Manchester Arena attack: UK hits out at US ‘leaks’ over terror inquiry

    May 24, 2017

    British counter-terrorism officials have hit out at their US counterparts for apparently leaking intelligence to the American media in connection with the Manchester attack inquiry. The officials suggested trust had been “breached” and the investigation had been “undermined”. It comes after photographs appearing to show bloodstained fragments from the arena killer’s bomb were published in the US ...