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Top News

  • UK Huawei decision to be based on security

    July 13, 2020

    Justice minister Robert Buckland says Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network. “National security comes first … and I know that the NSC (National Security Council) and the whole of government will be placing a huge priority on our national security,” he ...

  • BT boss warns of outages and security risks if UK ditches Huawei

    July 13, 2020

    The chief executive of BT has said it would be impossible to strip Huawei products out of the UK’s telecommunications network within the next decade. Philip Jansen also warned of “outages” and possible security risks if the sector was told to curtail all business with the Chinese technology company during the building of the 5G network ...

  • The Why, What, and When of Cybersecurity for Rail Networks

    July 13, 2020

    The October 2019 ASPECT conference was by and for signaling engineers and was organized by the Institute of Railway System Engineers (IRSE). Surprisingly though, the topic chosen for the opening session was not Positive Train Control, ERTMS or CBTC improvement. The topic was cybersecurity. The opening session was ‘Oh, cyber security doesn’t affect me … right? ...

  • COVID heightening bank vulnerability to cyber attack

    July 13, 2020

    The “large-scale shift” to digital banking and remote work off the back of the COVID-19 crisis has heightened the banking sector’s exposure to cyber attack, according to Moody’s. Over the past few months, banks, like most businesses, have leveraged digital technology to facilitate remote work in response to social distancing measures imposed to curb the spread ...

  • Airlines got travelers comfortable about flying again once before – but 9/11 and a virus are a lot different

    July 13, 2020

    The U.S. airline industry has generally faced two obstacles in enticing more people to fly: fear and fares. Before the novel coronavirus, few feared flying thanks to the extreme rarity of airline crashes in the U.S., and domestic inflation-adjusted fares that were about the lowest ever. As a result, a record 811 million people flew within ...

  • UK cyber security agency creates tool to test what would happen if you were hit by cyber attack while working from home

    July 13, 2020

    The UK’s official cyber security agency have created a tool to practise being cyber attacked. It has been launched as people continue to work from home in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, often doing so over personal internet connections and computers. The tool allows people to test their defences by roleplaying the experience of ...

  • How North Korea’s army of hackers stole $2bn through cyber bank heists

    July 12, 2020

    North Korean hackers are attempting to raise money for the regime by stealing from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges. Towards the end of last year, a series of seemingly innocuous LinkedIn messages were sent to employees of aerospace and military companies in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. “We welcome elites like you. I want you ...

  • The hunger crisis linked to coronavirus could kill more people than the disease itself, Oxfam warns

    July 12, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has already claimed over half a million lives across the world, with case numbers continuing to rise. A new report by Oxfam now warns that the hunger crisis worsened by the pandemic could potentially kill more people each day than the infection itself. An estimated 12,000 people per day could die from hunger ...

  • Yemen’s Houthi rebels allow UN team to inspect ‘time bomb’ oil tanker

    July 12, 2020

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels have given U.N. inspectors the green light to inspect a decaying oil tanker abandoned off the coast with 1.1 million barrels of crude onboard which experts say could rupture at any time. A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people ...

  • Explosion on ship at US naval base injures 21

    July 12, 2020

    More than 20 people suffered minor injuries on Sunday after an explosion and fire on board a ship at a naval base in San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9am on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for the navy’s Pacific fleet. Four civilians and 17 sailors were taken ...

  • US Secret Service creates new Cyber Fraud Task Force

    July 10, 2020

    The U.S. Secret Service announced the creation of the Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF) after the merger of its Financial Crimes Task Forces (FCTFs) and Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs) into a single unified network. CFTF’s main goal is to investigate and defend American individuals and businesses from a wide range of cyber-enabled financial crimes, from ...

  • UK: Four men are arrested in joint operation in East London and Leicestershire by anti-terror police

    July 9, 2020

    Armed police have stormed an east London property with a chainsaw – as four men were arrested for plotting a terror attack. Dramatic video shows a squad of gun-toting officers bursting into a house on Ilfracombe Gardens in Goodmayes, Redbridge, shortly before a man is dragged out and handcuffed. The man is led away by two officers ...


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