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Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving convergent threats to our economy, security and well-being.

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Top News

  • Dirty money: World’s largest banks failing to stop money laundering on vast scale

    September 21, 2020

    Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world’s largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published Sunday, which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations. “Profits from deadly drug wars, fortunes embezzled from developing countries, and hard-earned savings stolen in a Ponzi scheme were all allowed to flow into and ...

  • COVID-19: The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action

    September 21, 2020

    The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government’s chief scientific adviser has warned. Sir Patrick Vallance said that “would be expected to lead to about 200 deaths per day” a month after that. The briefing at Downing St comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson considers whether to introduce ...

  • Woman suspected of sending ricin-tainted package to Donald Trump at White House arrested at US-Canada border

    September 21, 2020

    A person suspected of sending an envelope addressed to White House that contained the poison ricin has been arrested, the FBI said Sunday. CBS News has learned the suspect, a woman, was apprehended at the New York-Canada border and is believed to have been trying to enter the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and ...

  • US govt orders federal agencies to patch dangerous Zerologon bug by Monday

    September 20, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division has ordered federal civilian agencies to install a security patch for Windows Servers, citing “unacceptable risk” posed by the vulnerability to federal networks. The DHS order was issued via an emergency directive, a rarely-used legal mechanism through which US government officials can force federal agencies into taking various actions. The ...

  • Hackers leak details of 1,000 high-ranking Belarus police officers

    September 20, 2020

    A group of hackers has leaked on Saturday the names and personal details of more than 1,000 high-ranking Belarusian police officers in response to violent police crackdowns against anti-government demonstrations. The leaked data included names, dates of birth, and the officers’ departments and job titles. Details for 1,003 police officers were leaked via a Google spreadsheet, with ...

  • Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital in Germany

    September 17, 2020

    A woman seeking emergency treatment for a life-threatening condition died after a ransomware attack crippled a nearby hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, and forced her to obtain services from a more distant facility, it was widely reported on Thursday. German authorities are investigating the unknown perpetrators on suspicion of negligent manslaughter, the Associated Press, German news outlet ...

  • Alert issued to UK universities and colleges about spike in cyber attacks

    September 17, 2020

    British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a sharp increase in attacks which have left some teachers fearing they won’t be able to accept ...

  • Boeing hid design flaws in 737 Max jets from pilots and regulators

    September 16, 2020

    Boeing hid design flaws in its 737 Max jet from both pilots and regulators as it raced to have the airplane certified as fit to fly, according to a damning congressional report into why two of the aircraft crashed within months of each other last year, killing 346 people. The report by the US House of ...

  • MITRE releases emulation plan for FIN6 hacking group, more to follow

    September 15, 2020

    MITRE and cyber-security industry partners have launched a new project that promises to offer free emulation plans that mimic today’s biggest hacking groups in order to help train security teams to defend their networks. Named the Adversary Emulation Library, the project is the work of the MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. The project, hosted on GitHub, ...

  • Surge in DDoS attacks targeting education and academic sector

    September 15, 2020

    As education institutions across the world moved to online learning, cyber threat disruptions have amplified more than ever. Malware, vulnerability exploits, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), phishing attacks have all struck this sector, increasing in frequency over the past two months. As schools in the U.S. restarted in remote learning mode, cybersecurity companies noticed a surge in DDoS ...

  • Royal Mail bomb squad incident: Student in court as police reveal reason for explosion scare

    September 15, 2020

    Police have revealed why suspicious package fears in Filton prompted a controlled explosion. Specialist officers, police dogs and an army bomb disposal unit evacuated Gloucester Road’s Royal Mail sorting office in the early hours of Friday (September 11). Investigations led officers to believe the parcel had been moved to Bath, where a controlled explosion was carried out ...

  • Iraq: Improvised explosive device targets British vehicles in Baghdad

    September 15, 2020

    An improvised explosive device has targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Iraq’s capital Baghdad. The British embassy said the blast targeted an embassy convoy on the airport road, close to the Umm al Tabool Mosque on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries but an armoured vehicle was badly damaged. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs data breach affects 46,000 veterans

    September 15, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has suffered a data breach that has led to the exposure of personal information for over 46,000 veterans. The VA department was created to ensure United States veterans receive the health services, benefits, and care they deserve. In a data breach notification released yesterday, the VA states that hackers breached ...

  • UK Government announces £500,000 to bolster healthcare cyber security

    September 15, 2020

    Medical suppliers and primary care providers are encouraged to apply for a slice of £500,000 to improve their cyber security. The initiative will cover all consultancy and certification costs for “hundreds” of the country’s healthcare firms. Announcing the funding at London Tech Week digital infrastructure minister, Matt Warman, said: “We know there is a heightened cyber threat ...

  • Pandemic panel condemns global failure to heed COVID-19 warnings

    September 14, 2020

    A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed “a world at risk” into a “world in disorder”, according to a new report on international epidemic preparedness. “Financial and political investments in preparedness have been insufficient, and we are all paying the price,” said the report by ...

  • FBI says credential stuffing attacks are behind some recent bank hacks

    September 14, 2020

    The FBI has sent a private security alert to the US financial sector last week warning organizations about the increasing number of credential stuffing attacks that have targeted their networks and have led to breaches and considerable financial losses. Credential stuffing is a relatively new term in the cyber-security industry. It refers to a type of automated attack ...

  • MSPO – essential and very much in demand

    September 14, 2020

    All eyes on Targi Kielce in September – not only the military business sector but the broadly defined industry is focused on the Kielce events. There are two reasons why this year has been so exceptional. First of all, it has been the Kielce autumn tradition to offers the world’s biggest military concerns’ the presentation ...


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