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Top News


  • Russian special forces clash with ISIS terrorists in Siberian city

    April 12, 2019

    Eyewitness footage of the Russian special forces’ raid on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in the Siberian city of Tyumen shows a house turn into a raging fireball as bursts of automatic gunfire rock the area. In the video filmed by onlookers, apparently from a window in a building near where the anti-terrorist operation took ...

  • New Zealand Customs to use face-to-face checks for eGate inconsistencies

    April 12, 2019

    New Zealand’s customs officers will always conduct face-to-face checks whenever its eGates reject a passenger, Minister of Customs Kris Faafoi announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a review of the nation’s eGate processes, which found the decision review tool (DRT) used to identify inconsistencies between a person and the passport used was flawed. The review was initially created ...

  • Four Sri Lankan terror suspects arrested at Luton Airport

    April 12, 2019

    Four men have been arrested moments after they arrived in Luton Airport on board an international flight. Airport police arrested the men and handed them over to anti terrorism officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command. The men, all Sri Lankan nationals, arrived in Luton on Wednesday evening. They are currently being held in a Bedfordshire police station. They ...

  • UK: Each Police Force Gets Dedicated Cybercrime Unit

    April 12, 2019

    The government has made a multi-million-pound investment to ensure that every police force in England and Wales now has its own dedicated cybercrime unit. The announcement was made by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), as part of its National Cybercrime Programme event in the Midlands this week. Tackling cybercrime has long been on the police’s radar. Indeed, last month ...

  • Two men found guilty of having 167kg of explosives in car

    April 11, 2019

    A man’s denial that he knew anything about 167kg of explosives found inside his “heavily laden” car — including detonators sticking out from the passenger seat — has been found to be “totally incredible” by the Special Criminal Court. Armed gardaí found four bags of explosives in the boot of a black Skoda Fabia car and 18 ...

  • Julian Assange arrested by UK police, charged with hacking in the US

    April 11, 2019

    UK police officers arrested today Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks project that for years leaked state secrets from governments all over the world. London’s Metropolitan Police Service announced the arrest earlier today. “Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy ...

  • Large amount of explosives seized at Turkey-Iran border

    April 11, 2019

    Turkish customs enforcement officers seized a large amount of explosives at the Turkish-Iranian border, officials said Thursday. According to a statement from the Trade Ministry, an Iranian citizen tried to cross the Esendere Customs Gate with a valid passport. He had six sacks and a suitcase with him, which he said, were filled with limes. The officers got ...

  • Venezuela reports collapse in oil supply, tightening global market – OPEC

    April 10, 2019

    Venezuela told OPEC that the country’s oil output sank to a new long-term low last month due to U.S. sanctions and blackouts, deepening the impact of a global production curb and further tightening supplies. Supply cuts by OPEC and partners led by Russia, plus involuntary curbs in Venezuela and Iran, have helped drive a 32 percent ...

  • Project TajMahal – a sophisticated new APT framework

    April 10, 2019

    TajMahal’ is a previously unknown and technically sophisticated APT framework discovered by Kaspersky Lab in the autumn of 2018. This full-blown spying framework consists of two packages named ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Yokohama’. It includes backdoors, loaders, orchestrators, C2 communicators, audio recorders, keyloggers, screen and webcam grabbers, documents and cryptography key stealers, and even its own file ...

  • Body scanners to replace metal detectors at Indian airports

    April 10, 2019

    Starting in April 2020, air travellers will be examined by body scanners at Indian airports,according to the aviation security regulator, which has directed airport operators to replace metal detectors with superior technology. In the directive on Monday, a copy of which was accessed by Hindustan Times, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) asked airport operators ...

  • County Down mortar attack: Police foil plot after launching tube found on farm in Northern Ireland

    April 9, 2019

    A suspected dissident republican plot to attack police has been foiled after a mortar bomb-launching tube was found in County Down in Northern Ireland. The horizontal tube attached to a frame and command wire were left beside a derelict farm building outside the town of Castlewellan earlier this week. A member of the public discovered the items laying unconcealed behind a ...

  • Spies brought in to tackle far-right terror threat in UK, home secretary says

    April 9, 2019

    Intelligence agencies are being brought in to help tackle the rising far-right terror threat in Britain, the home secretary has announced after a series of attempted attacks. At least four far-right terror plots have been foiled since March 2017, with one man admitting planning to bomb a mosque earlier this week and another accused of stabbing a man in an anti-Muslim rampage inspired ...

  • UK MOD launches £2m fund to counter drones threat

    April 9, 2019

    The MOD has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the future threats of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The competition, run by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the MOD’s innovation hub, will seek robust and cost-effective next-generation solutions to the risks posed by hostile UAS. The MOD is looking to develop new defensive capabilities which draw ...

  • Philippines: QCPD, other agencies hold simulated bomb explosion, disposal

    April 9, 2019

    The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and other local government agencies conducted a simulated bomb disposal operation at a food park in Cubao, Quezon City, to test the response time of their personnel. During the simulation on Tuesday morning, the QCPD, the local Bureau of Fire Protection, the local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and health ...

  • 4 Stuxnet-Related APTs Form Gossip Girl, an ‘Apex Threat Actor’

    April 9, 2019

    The infamous Stuxnet family of industrial sabotage malware is likely the work of a mysterious “supra-group” that Chronicle researchers Juan Andres Guerrero Saad and Silas Cutler have dubbed Gossip Girl; and it’s a group that turns out to be larger and far busier than previously known. In a session at the Security Analyst Summit 2019 in Singapore this ...

  • Digital Doppelgangers

    April 9, 2019

    Carding exists for over 20 years. And it is not dead yet. It is alive, and even more – it is being actively developed by cybercriminals. The “good” old method of entering stolen credit card information into online store forms to buy goods and services or using online payment system accounts for the same purpose ...

  • Study Highlights ‘Relentless’ Attacks On Critical Infrastructure

    April 9, 2019

    Cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure are “relentless and continuous”, with successful attacks often taking systems offline, a new study has found. The study by the Ponemon Institute, based on a survey of 701 security professionals in seven countries, including the UK, found that 90 percent of respondents said their systems had been affected by at least one successful attack ...

  • UK Government Publishes Social Media Regulation Plans

    April 8, 2019

    White paper calls for an independent regulator that would write a code of conduct covering illegal or dangerous content – and would have the power to impose huge fines The government has published plans for an independent regulator that would be capable of imposing huge fines on internet firms that propagate dangerous or illegal content. The Online Harms White Paper, ...


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