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Top News

  • NATO and the United Nations mark continued cooperation against terrorism

    May 7, 2019

    On 6 May 2019, a high-level delegation of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels to discuss the latest emerging threats of terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters and returnees, as well as possible areas for enhancing cooperation. Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Chair of the Counter Terrorism Committee, or CTC) ...

  • INTERPOL World 2019 Programme Takes on a New Format

    May 7, 2019

    Press Release The world’s largest international police organization, INTERPOL, has announced that the third edition of INTERPOL World will take place from 2 to 4 July 2019 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Owned by INTERPOL and supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs, this year’s edition will focus on the theme ...

  • Japanese government to create and maintain defensive malware

    May 3, 2019

    The Japanese Defense Ministry will create and maintain cyber-weapons in the form of malware that it plans to use in a defensive capacity. Once created, these malware strains, consisting of viruses and backdoors, will become Japan’s first-ever cyber-weapon, Japanese media reported earlier this week, citing a government source . The malware is expected to be finished by ...

  • Double blow to dark web marketplaces

    May 3, 2019

    Two prolific dark web marketplaces have been taken down in simultaneous global operations, supported by Europol: the Wall Street Market and the Silkkitie (known as the Valhalla Marketplace) Those responsible for the world’s second largest illegal online market in the dark web, Wall Street Market, were also arrested in Germany, and two of the highest-selling suppliers ...

  • 15 commandos, driver killed in blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

    May 2, 2019

    Maoist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday, blowing up a vehicle carrying crack C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, killing 15 of them and the driver in the deadliest attack on security forces in five years in the state. The attack was believed to be in reprisal for the killing of 40 rebels ...

  • Cisco Warns of Critical Nexus 9000 Data Center Flaw

    May 2, 2019

    Part of a slew of patches from the networking vendor, the CVSS 9.8 bug allows remote takeover of a vulnerable device. A critical vulnerability in Cisco’s software-defined networking (SDN) software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to connect to a vulnerable data-center switch and take it over, with the privileges of the root user. The bug (CVE-2019-1804), ...

  • Only six TSA staffers are overseeing US oil&gas pipeline security

    May 2, 2019

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US agency in charge of the US oil&gas pipeline system, has a serious staffing issue on physical and cyber-security positions. According to a report published today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a bi-partisan government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress, the TSA employs only six full-time staffers ...

  • DHS Orders Federal Agencies to Patch Critical Flaws Within 15 Days

    May 1, 2019

    In recent years, we have seen how hackers prey on those too lazy or ignorant to install security patches, which, if applied on time, would have prevented some devastating cyber attacks and data breaches that happened in major organisations. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered government agencies to more swiftly plug the ...

  • Criminals could go free because of ‘inadequate’ forensic services

    May 1, 2019

    Crimes may go unsolved and miscarriages of justice may become more common as forensic science in England and Wales is “in trouble”, a new report warns. Forensic techniques including analysis of DNA, fingerprints and digital evidence play an important role in criminal investigations. However, a report from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee found that ...

  • Australian guilty of plane bomb plot involving meat grinder

    May 1, 2019

    A man has been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up an Etihad flight in a terror attack, using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder. Khaled Khayat, 51, conspired to bring down the flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017, a jury ruled on Wednesday. He had pleaded not guilty. The plot was ...

  • Unprotected Database Exposes Personal Info of 80 Million American Households

    April 30, 2019

    A team of security researchers has claims to have found a publicly-accessible database that exposes information on more than 80 million U.S. households—nearly 65 percent of the total number of American households. Discovered by VPNMentor’s research team lead by hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, the unsecured database includes 24GB of extremely detailed information about individual ...

  • Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

    April 30, 2019

    A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit made the package safe. A 33-year old man has been arrested and was ...

  • How We’ll Stop Chemical Attacks

    April 28, 2019

    DARPA has been testing equipment that can detect chemical ingredients in weapons and explosives—before they’re used against us. And it’s almost ready to go. The scene isn’t all that hard to imagine. It’s Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest sporting event, is underway. At least four-hundred thousand fans are standing, stomping and screaming. Far ...

  • ISIS ‘plans new wave of UK and Europe terror attacks’ using ‘crocodile cells’, MI5 fears

    April 28, 2019

    MI5 is investigating Isis plans to carry out a new wave of attacks across the UK and Europe using ‘crocodile cells’ made up of sleeper operatives. It comes amid revelations that a ringleader of Sri Lanka’s Easter massacre was ‘mentored’ by a group of notorious British Isis fighters, including the killer known as Jihadi John, when travelling to Syria to prepare ...

  • Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline bombed for seventh time in 2019

    April 27, 2019

    Colombia’s Trasandino oil pipeline was bombed late on Friday in western Narino province, spilling crude into a nearby stream, state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said, the seventh time it has been attacked this year. The attack took place in Casas Frias in the municipality of Pupiales, causing oil to leak into La Pinuela water source, Ecopetrol ...

  • Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombing

    April 26, 2019

    The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday. Police said on an official Twitter account that Mohamed Zahran, ...

  • GCHQ To Work With Banks To Thwart Fraud, Cyber Attacks

    April 25, 2019

    British intelligence joins the fight against bank fraud and cyber attacks as it seeks to work more closely with businesses The UK’s top secret eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, has joined the fight against fraud and cyber attacks experienced by British businesses and financial institutions. GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming has reportedly said that the agency will begin sharing intelligence ...

  • China’s Pig Pandemic Should Worry Everyone

    April 24, 2019

    It’s a familiar and ominous story. A deadly pathogen with no known cure begins spreading in China. Rather than acknowledge the problem, officials throughout the Chinese government shut down media coverage, while under-reporting infection and mortality rates for fear of career and political repercussions. Just as the true scale of the epidemic emerges, Chinese officials declare ...


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