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  • Rethinking Cybersecurity in the healthcare industry

    November 25, 2018

    The sector will always be an ideal target for cybercriminals, and steps are needed in order to protect information One thousand dollars. That is the current potential value for a patient healthcare record on the robust and largely unpoliced Dark Web black market. With the mean size of data breaches in the healthcare industry at roughly ...

  • Blast kills 25 in northern Pakistan as police repel assault on Chinese consulate in Karachi

    November 23, 2018

    A suicide bomber killed 25 people at a market in northern Pakistan just hours after gunmen assaulted the Chinese Consulate in the southern city of Karachi, killing four. The two attacks on opposite sides of the country were likely unconnected, but they underline the myriad security challenges Pakistan faces, including those from separatists as well as ...

  • Huge fire in Orpington, London after bus garage explosion

    November 22, 2018

    A large fire has broken out at a bus depot in south east London with some people in the area reporting explosions. There are currently around 60 firefighters tackling the blaze in Orpington with 11 buses alight, London Fire Brigade said. Witnesses said that they heard explosions at around 4am this morning at the depot. The ...

  • Terror probe after two improvised explosive devices found in London flat

    November 21, 2018

    Police have opened a counter-terror investigation after two improvised explosive devices were discovered in a northwest London flat. Officers were called to the unoccupied address in Harlesden, which was in the process of being refurbished, on Wednesday morning. As a precaution, the block of flats was evacuated and nearby roads were cordoned off while specialist officers assessed ...

  • City of Valdez, Alaska admits to paying off ransomware infection

    November 21, 2018

    Officials from the city of Valdez, Alaska have admitted last week to paying $26,623.97 to hackers after the city’s IT network was crippled by a ransomware infection in July. “Valdez Police Department reached out through our law enforcement channels for assistance with addressing the ransom demand,” said Bart Hinkle, Valdez police chief and operations section ...

  • 500K Italian Public Administration Email Accounts Compromised By Targeted Attack

    November 21, 2018

    500,000 certified Italian public administration emails were compromised by hackers who specifically targeted the Italian Comitato Interministeriale per la Sicurezza della Repubblica (CISR) as reported by Difesa e Sicurezza. Although CISR was the primary target, the hackers also compromised certified emails related to other Italian public administration agencies according to Roberto Baldoni, the Deputy Director of the ...

  • Google Taking Over Health Records Raises Patient Privacy Fears

    November 21, 2018

    Three years ago, artificial intelligence company DeepMind embarked on a landmark effort to transform health care in the U.K. Now plans by owner Alphabet Inc. to wrap the partnership into its Google search engine business are tripping alarm bells about privacy. Data protection advocates cried foul when the company reversed course on an earlier pledge to keep DeepMind ...

  • Lazarus APT Uses Modular Backdoor to Target Financial Institutions

    November 21, 2018

    The advanced persistent threat group Lazarus with North Korean links has been observed using a modular backdoor during last week to compromise a series of Latin American financial institutions by Trend Micro’s Lenart Bermejo and Joelson Soares. As unearthed by the Trend Micro research team, the APT38 threat group successfully compromised a number of computing systems ...

  • Major Flaws Found in IT Pentagon Processes After First Ever Financial Audit

    November 21, 2018

    The conclusions drawn following the first U.S. Defense Department-wide financial audit are not surprising to anyone given that the Pentagon failed the audit just as expected. “We never thought we were going to pass an audit, right? Everyone was betting against us, that we wouldn’t even do the audit,” told Patrick Shanahan the Deputy Secretary of ...

  • Kabul Suicide Attack: over 40 dead, more than 80 wounded

    November 20, 2018

    The security sources are saying that over 40 people were killed and more than 80 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack in capital Kabul earlier this evening. The Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed that the incident has taken place in Oranus Hotel. The Ministry of Public Health officials are saying that the attack has left ...

  • Chinese airports prioritize cybersecurity for technology investment

    November 20, 2018

    Airports and airlines in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers, with cybersecurity proving to be top of the agenda for both. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13% to more than one billion over ...

  • Security warning: UK critical infrastructure still at risk from devastating cyber attack

    November 19, 2018

    An ongoing failure to act with “meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of threats posed by cyber criminals and hackers puts critical national infrastructure at unnecessary risk from cyber attacks, a UK Parliamentary committee has warned. The UK experienced a taste of the damage that cyber attacks can cause when the global WannaCry ...


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