News – November 2017

 


  • Parts of UK with quickest police helicopter response times revealed

    November 30, 2017

    Police helicopters are taking so long to reach crime scenes that the incident is over before they arrive in more than 40% of cases. On average, more than half of forces had to wait beyond 30 minutes for a helicopter to arrive. A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services described the ...

  • Organised criminals dealing with electronic payments disrupted in Italy, Bulgaria and Czech Republic

    November 30, 2017

    Four key members of an international criminal network responsible for compromising payment card data and illegal transactions against European citizens were arrested today, 30 November 2017, during a joint law enforcement operation called “Neptune”. The operation run by the Italian Carabinieri, in cooperation with the Bulgarian General Directorate of Combating Organised Crime, and the National Police ...

  • Hackers Now Have Incredibly Sophisticated Ways to Breach Banks’ Defenses

    November 29, 2017

    Global banks need to do more to protect themselves from cyberattacks after a “significant evolution” in the threat level in the last 18 months, according to the SWIFTglobal payments network. Hackers are deploying increasingly sophisticated ways of breaching banks’ cyber defenses to launch finely orchestrated attacks, SWIFT said in a report co-written with defense contractor BAE Systems. ...

  • Shipping firm warns that hackers may leak confidential information

    November 29, 2017

    Global shipping firm Clarksons has warned that confidential data stolen as a result of a ‘cyber security incident’ could be made public following the company’s refusal to pay a ransom to hackers. In statement, the shipbroker – one of the largest in its sector – said that it had fallen victim to a “criminal attack” in which ...

  • US intelligence blabs classified Linux VM to world via leaky S3 silo

    November 29, 2017

    A classified toolkit for potentially accessing US military intelligence networks was left exposed to the public internet, for anyone to find, according to security researchers today. A Linux-based virtual machine designed to safely receive and handle secret material, and connect to protected Pentagon computers, was discovered, we’re told, in a misconfigured cloud storage service. Anyone with ...

  • Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

    November 27, 2017

    Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) into the atmosphere since the weekend and lava is welling up in ...

  • NHS Digital reveals £20m new cyber security centre

    November 27, 2017

    The NHS has revealed a major investment in its cybersecurity protection as it looks to remain safe from the latest online threats. NHS Digital has today unveiled a new £20m Security Operations Centre aimed at improving the service’s online protection across the country. The centre will include what NHS Digital said would be, ‘a national, near real-time monitoring and ...

  • Autumn 2017 edition of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Review magazine is now available to read online and in print

    November 27, 2017

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from Argonne National Laboratory, TNO, Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Joint Multinational Readiness Center and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Critical Infrastructure Protection Review Autumn 2017 contents pages  or subscribe here. We would like to thank all ...

  • Department of Social Services says it has contained data breach ‘vulnerability’

    November 27, 2017

    The Australian Department of Social Services (DSS) has confirmed the third-party breach of its previous credit card management system, with data reportedly exposed by Business Information Services over an 11-year period containing the names, usernames, work phone numbers, work email addresses, and system passwords of department employees. As first reported by the Guardian, DSS CFO Scott Dilley had ...

  • OLAF funds airplane scanner at Zaventem Airport

    November 27, 2017

    Thanks to financial support from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Brussels Airport will now become even more efficient in fighting smuggling, having acquired a state-of-the-art scanner van, able to X-ray airplanes. The scanner will be particularly used to detect trafficked cigarettes as well as narcotic products, which are not only illegal, but harmful for the ...

  • Drones to tackle traffic and deliver medical supplies in UK cities

    November 27, 2017

    Fleets of civilian drones could soon dart through the skies of UK cities, delivering urgent medical supplies, easing traffic congestion and helping emergency services, according to a Government-backed scheme. Local authorities are being asked to help come up with suggestions for how drones can “meet the needs and realities of urban life”, as use of the ...

  • A cybersecurity checklist for industrial, mining or oil and gas systems

    November 26, 2017

    Mining and oil and gas companies not only face threats from cybercriminals hoping to gain financially but may also be targeted by “hacktivists” who want to make a political or environmental point, says Yogen Appalraju, EY Canada’s cybersecurity leader. He said companies can ward off such attacks but the checklist they must follow is long and ...

  • Dozens injured after deadly explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo

    November 26, 2017

    At least two people are dead and 30 injured after an explosion in the Chinese port city of Ningbo. The blast was at a factory in a district on the Yong River at about 8.55am on Sunday, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • Airservices calls on partners for IT security services overhaul

    November 24, 2017

    Australia’s Government-owned air traffic control provider, Airservices, has put a call out to local IT providers to help it scope out new ways of delivering security monitoring and management operations across its IT systems and networks. Airservices Australia is the nation’s air navigation service provider, delivering the air navigation and aviation rescue firefighting services to the ...

  • UK emergency services get major mobile upgrade

    November 24, 2017

    The UK’s emergency services are set to benefit from a major upgrade in their communications network. The Home Office has revealed that it has contracted Samsung to supply and upgrade the smartphones and all other accessories used by the police, fire, ambulance and other public safety users across the UK. Under the terms of the deal, Samsung will provide ...