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Top News

  • Cyber-security incident at US power grid entity linked to unpatched firewalls

    September 9, 2019

    A cyber-security incident that impacted a US power grid entity earlier this year was not as dangerous as initially thought, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) said last week. In a report highlighting the “lessons learned” from a past incident, NERC said hackers repeatedly caused firewalls to reboot for about ten hours, on March 5, ...

  • Dozens killed in two Burkina Faso attacks

    September 9, 2019

    At least 29 people were killed in two separate incidents in Burkina Faso’s troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said. One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area” leaving at least 15 passengers dead, government spokesman Remis ...

  • Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

    September 7, 2019

    The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. “The goal is to increase the reality of the exercise by conducting scenarios in a crowded ...

  • Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

    September 7, 2019

    Norwegian authorities haven’t been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said that it had been informed of another six cases of dogs falling ill, with two them already dead, all ...

  • Unusual CEO Fraud via Deepfake Audio Steals US$243,000 From UK Company

    September 5, 2019

    An unusual case of CEO fraud used a deepfake audio, an artificial intelligence (AI)-generated audio, and was reported to have conned US$243,000 from a U.K.-based energy company. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in March, the fraudsters used a voice-generating AI software to mimic the voice of the chief executive of the company’s Germany-based parent ...

  • Pakistan: New Attacks Raise Fears Of A Taliban Return

    September 5, 2019

    Recent bomb attacks in a northwestern Pakistani district have raised fears about the possible return of the Taliban. Residents of Bajaur are worried that two recent fatal bomb attacks might herald the reappearance of the Taliban, whose violence wreaked havoc in the region bordering Afghanistan more than a decade ago. Since the beginning of the month, two ...

  • FERC, NERC propose to publicly identify utilities violating cybersecurity standards

    September 4, 2019

    Safeguarding the U.S. power grid against a potential cyberattack remains a high priority for regulators and utilities alike. While there has been no loss of load in North America from a cyberattack, the threat is at an all-time high, according to NERC. The changes proposed in the white paper address the biggest complaints of the current reporting ...

  • NIS Directive: One Year On – Has it Been Enough?

    September 4, 2019

    Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) faces increased risk of cyber-attacks, the threat to essential services is extremely real, and organizations are faced with the daunting task of securing their Operational Technology (OT) environments. Over the past few years, we have witnessed the impact from successful attacks against critical systems. From the ransomware attack against Norsk Hydro in March and WannaCry in ...

  • YouTube fined $170m for collecting children’s personal data

    September 4, 2019

    Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170m to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined Google $136m and the company will pay an additional $34m to New York state to resolve similar allegations. The fine is the largest the agency has yet leveled against Google, although it is tiny compared ...

  • Exercise Cyber Star adds complex cyber attack scenarios to strengthen Singapore’s readiness

    September 4, 2019

    A widespread compromise of industrial control systems in critical services sectors here was among several more complex scenarios tested for the first time at a nation-wide cyber-security exercise. In its third run, Exercise Cyber Star’s more than 250 participants from the public and private sectors scrambled to isolate the cyber attack and restore the operations of ...

  • Hurricane Dorian: Scale of Bahamas devastation emerges

    September 4, 2019

    Rescuers have begun to reach areas of the northern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, with aerial images showing a trail of destruction. PM Hubert Minnis said some areas had been “decimated” and expected the current death toll of seven would rise. The hurricane winds that hit the Abaco Islands equalled the highest ever recorded at landfall, and ...

  • MOD seeks innovative ideas to recycle military waste

    September 4, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals for novel and innovative approaches to develop a Bioprocessing Prototype System across Ministry of Defence (MOD) sites to recycle military waste, oils, fuel and other liquid waste, into reusable products. Waste is inevitable at sites supporting the daily operations of large military equipment and currently the waste ...

  • Police get facial recognition go ahead in world-first case

    September 4, 2019

    Facial recognition can be legally used by police forces in the UK, judges have ruled. As the world’s first case against the controversial technology concluded, two leading judges dismissed the case brought by human rights campaign group Liberty on behalf of Ed Bridges, a Cardiff resident whose face was scanned by South Wales Police during a ...

  • ACSC helps power energy sector’s cybersecurity capabilities

    September 4, 2019

    The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has plugged into energy sector organisations and government agencies to help power their cybersecurity capabilities. The nationwide program — which started in November 2018 – aims to improve the energy industry’s cyber threat resilience and responses. So far, the ACSC has provided cybersecurity incident response and exercise training, information exchange sessions on operational ...

  • Mali passenger bus hits landmine killing 14 in central Mopti region

    September 4, 2019

    A makeshift bomb exploded under a passenger bus travelling in the violence-plagued central Mali region of Mopti on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 24, the security minister said. The vehicle hit the landmine while carrying 60 passengers through an area where ethnic militias regularly kill civilians from rival groups and Islamist militants are ...


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