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Top News

  • New drone safety partnership with business launched as government sets out plans to limit drone misuse

    February 20, 2019

    The government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have today (20 February 2019) announced a new partnership with the retailer Jessops, as part of a national campaign to increase public awareness of the rules around flying drones. Working with the CAA, the government is dialling up a campaign to help educate the public about responsible drone ...

  • Researcher: Not Hard for a Hacker to Capsize a Ship at Sea

    February 20, 2019

    Capsizing a ship with a cyberattack is a relatively low-skill enterprise, according to an analysis from Pen Test Partners. Maritime transport still contributes in an important way to the world’s economy, with on-time shipments influencing everything from commodities availability and spot pricing to the stability of small countries. Unfortunately, capsizing a ship with a cyberattack is ...

  • LPG Gas Company Leaked Details, Aadhaar Numbers of 6.7 Million Indian Customers

    February 19, 2019

    Why would someone bother to hack a so-called “ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls,” when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources. French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the pseudonym “Elliot Alderson” on Twitter, with the help of ...

  • Platinum Security Exhibition 2019: The response to important security needs of the private sector

    February 19, 2019

    Press Release  – Paris Placed under The High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the first edition of the Platinum Security Exhibition, the international exhibition of security for the private sector, will be held from 10 to 12 April 2019 in Monaco. The trade fair will meet the growing needs of security for the ...

  • Senior Defence figure raises concerns about future cyber attacks

    February 19, 2019

    One of Australia’s senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation’s infrastructure and military networks is on the rise. Major General Marcus Thompson leads the Information Warfare Division, which was set up in mid-2017 with the aim of providing both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities. In his first media major interview, he told ...

  • Russia bans military from using smartphones

    February 19, 2019

    Russian legislators have adopted a new bill banning servicemen from using electronic devises capable of taking photos, videos, and collecting geolocation data – basically, all modern portable gadgets. The bill, approved by the State Duma in the final reading on Tuesday, forbids active-duty servicemen and reservists during training from sharing on the internet or with the ...

  • Cairo explosion: three policemen killed pursuing bomber

    February 18, 2019

    A wanted Egyptian militant blew himself up late Monday night as he was being apprehended by two plainclothes policemen who have been following his trail across Cairo. The explosion killed the suspect as well as three officers in the third terror-related incident in Egypt since Friday. Monday’s night blast also wounded six people, including three policemen, ...

  • When Cyberattacks Pack a Physical Punch

    February 18, 2019

    Physical security goes hand in hand with cyberdefense. What happens when – as we see all too often – the physical side is overlooked? More than one in 10 data breaches now involve “physical actions,” according to a recent report. These include leveraging physical  devices to aid an attack, but also hacks that involve breaking into hardware ...

  • Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers

    February 18, 2019

    A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not name any suspects. As Australia heads for an election due by May, lawmakers were told this month told to urgently change their passwords after ...

  • Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

    February 18, 2019

    Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have determined. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to ban the firm from 5G communications networks. The Chinese government is accused of using Huawei as a proxy so it can ...

  • ‘Zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans, experts warn

    February 18, 2019

    People who eat deer meat could be at risk of contracting a deadly infectious disease that is spreading across the animals’ US populations, experts have warned. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) –dubbed “zombie” deer disease – has infected deer, elk and moose across 24 American states and two Canadian provinces. The disease attacks tissues including the brain and spinal cord, causing dramatic weight loss, ...

  • Drones: Safety or Security?

    February 18, 2019

    Since drones first came on the market, we have seen a number of stories about the very real potential for in-flight contact with commercial aircraft, and several temporary airport shutdowns because of reported close-calls.  FAA has just posted two new rulemaking notices regarding drones, with comments due April 15, 2019.  But from a security perspective, ...

  • Australia has a challenge of scaling defence capabilities for large cyber attacks

    February 18, 2019

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) Head of Information Warfare Major General Marcus Thompson is concerned that while the nation has “good” defence capabilities, those capabilities might not be able to scale if Australia was faced with a large-scale attack in a cyber realm. Speaking at the Cyber Storm international conference at the University of New South Wales ...

  • 2.7 Million Health-Related Calls, Sensitive Info Exposed for Six Years

    February 18, 2019

    A server used to store real-time recordings of phone calls made to the 1177 Swedish Healthcare Guide service for health care information was found completely exposed to the Internet, with no user or password to protect it. As IDG’s Lars Dobos says, the millions of call recordings were left on an open web server that could be accessed with no ...

  • Germany sees big rise in security problems affecting infrastructure

    February 17, 2019

    Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the BSI cybersecurity agency said on Sunday, adding however that they were not all due to hacking. The Welt am Sonntag weekly had reported on Sunday that Germany had learned of 157 hacker attacks ...

  • China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher

    February 17, 2019

    A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert. An online database containing names, ID card numbers, birth dates and location data was left unprotected for months by Shenzhen-based facial-recognition technology company SenseNets Technology Ltd, ...

  • Flights resume at Dubai airport after ‘drone activity’

    February 15, 2019

    Flights in and out of Dubai airport were put on hold for half an hour this morning following reports of drones flying in the area. The suspension at the world’s third busiest airport lasted between 10.13am local time (6.13am GMT) and 10.45am, a spokesman said. Traveller Andrew Todd posted on Twitter that thousands of people were “sitting ...

  • Report: Industrial control systems face uphill security battles in 2019

    February 15, 2019

    Dragos, a security firm that specializes in industrial control systems (ICS) has released three year-in-review reports that cover vulnerabilities reported in 2018, the 2018 threat landscape, and lessons it learned in responding to ICS security incidents. IT security professionals operating in an ICS environment should take a look at all three reports: Not only do they paint ...


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