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  • Ransomware attack at Mexico’s Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers

    November 12, 2019

    A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have increasingly targeted companies with malicious programs that can cripple systems overseeing everything from supply chains to payments to manufacturing, ...

  • Three Pakistan Army soldiers martyred in North Waziristan blast

    November 12, 2019

    Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one injured in a roadside blast in North Waziristan district on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations reported. According to the military’s media wing, the soldiers were patrolling the area when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded. Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Read more… Source: Daily ...

  • Niger: Internet Connectivity Aids Response to Boko Haram Crisis

    November 11, 2019

    A global global network of organisations working together to provide shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies, has provided internet connectivity services to over 4 000 aid workers in northeastern Nigeria this year. Some 4 188 workers from 111 organisations have been connected, in a major boost to the response to the crisis caused by the Islamist ...

  • Teen killed in shooting at Malmo pizza parlour minutes after car bombing

    November 10, 2019

    The shooting took place minutes after a car bomb was detonated in a nearby district of the same city. A 15-year-old boy was killed when unknown assailants opened fire on a pizza parlour in Malmo. Another teenager remains in a critical condition after being injured in the shooting in a busy square. The shooting took place at about ...

  • Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

    November 8, 2019

    A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes. It is believed that a “maintenance update” caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly sent in the early hours of Thursday morning. While the glitch helped reunite friends who hadn’t talked to each other ...

  • Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

    November 8, 2019

    Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores. Regularly placed near the top of the UN’s Human Development Index and among the world’s richest countries in terms of GDP per capita, the Scandinavian country is facing ...

  • Five police commandos, 1 civilian injured in powerful IED blast in Manipur’s Imphal

    November 6, 2019

    A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast rocked Manipur’s Imphal town on Tuesday morning. The IED blast took place at Thangal Bazar. Five police commandos and one civilian were injured in the explosion. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, Raj Medicity. The blast took place around 9.30 am. Police said among the injured are Additional ...

  • Canadian Nunavut government systems crippled by ransomware

    November 5, 2019

    Canadian government IT systems have been forced into lockdown after a successful ransomware attack. On Monday, government officials for the Nunavut region said that over the weekend, a “new and sophisticated type of ransomware” struck the territory. All government services — with the exception of an energy corporation — that rely on access to electronic information stored ...

  • An Aberdeen man has appeared in court charged with making or possessing an explosive

    November 5, 2019

    Richard Smith, 26, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the matter. It comes after chemicals were seized at a property in Aberdeen. A cordon was put in place around a property on King Street and residents evacuated following their discovery on Saturday. Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were ...

  • DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

    November 5, 2019

    Funds will develop new technology to tackle rising security risks posed by Unmanned Air Systems The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched ...

  • Ransomware hits Spanish companies sparking WannaCry panic

    November 4, 2019

    Two major Spanish companies have been hit by ransomware today. Both infections occurred on the same day, sparking memories of the WannaCry outbreak. Spain was one of the first countries alongside the UK, where the WannaCry ransomware infections were spotted for the first time back on May 12, 2017. Affected at the time were Spanish newspaper El ...

  • Mali: At least 54 killed in one of deadliest attacks on soldiers for 10 years

    November 2, 2019

    The attack on Malian soldiers in Indelimane in the Menaka region near the Niger border is one of the deadliest in the last decade. At least 54 people have been killed in Mali following a jihadist attack on Friday. The Malian army were targeted on a military post in Indelimane, in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, ...

  • Hawaii chosen to test energy grid against cyber security threats

    October 31, 2019

    What would happen if a cyber and/or physical attack knocked out Hawaii’s electric grid? A remote exercise conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation will simulate that scenario on Hawaii’s electric grid, testing where the state’s strength and weaknesses lie in response and recovery. Hawaii was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to partake in ...

  • Pakistan train fire: Karachi to Rawalpindi service blaze kills dozens

    October 31, 2019

    At least 74 passengers have died after a train travelling between the Pakistani cities of Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the fire was caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder being used by passengers cooking breakfast. The blaze is thought to have spread to at least three carriages. According to ...

  • Cyber-attack hits Utah wind and solar energy provider

    October 31, 2019

    sPower, a Utah-based renewable energy provider, is in the unenvied posture of holding two unwanted titles. First, the company is the first-ever US provider of solar and wind renewable energy to have been the victim of a cyber-attack. Second, the company is the first US power grid operator that is known to have lost connection with its ...


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