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Top News

  • Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

    January 6, 2019

    A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City ...

  • 6 Russians kidnapped after pirates attack vessel near Benin – Maritime authority

    January 5, 2019

    Six sailors were kidnapped when pirates attacked a ship with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa, Russia’s Maritime and River Transport agency confirmed. A group of seven to nine attackers, armed with firearms and blades boarded the Panama-flagged MSC Mandy on Tuesday night, according to the maritime authority and the Russian embassy in ...

  • Angela Merkel’s personal details leaked on Twitter

    January 4, 2019

    An unknown hacker has released confidential data linked to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of the country’s other politicians. The stolen details were released on Twitter over the past few weeks in a sort of Advent Calendar and included bills and credit card information, phone numbers, email addresses, photo identification and personal chat histories. The Twitter ...

  • Dublin’s Luas tram system threatened with private data leak

    January 3, 2019

    Hackers have threatened Dublin’s tram system Luas with the leak of private data should the company fail to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. On Thursday, the tram service provider, operational in Ireland, informed customers of the security incident in a message posted to Twitter, saying that the website was “compromised” and a “malicious message was put on ...

  • UK, Australia Raise Security Warnings after Bombing in Southern Philippines

    January 2, 2019

    Britain and Australia have cautioned their citizens against traveling to the southern Philippines in the wake of a bombing that killed two people and injured more than three dozen at a shopping mall in Cotabato City on New Year’s Eve. The military said it suspected that Islamic militants carried out Monday’s attack to retaliate for intensified ...

  • Six killed in train accident on bridge linking Denmark islands

    January 2, 2019

    Six people have been killed and several others injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two main islands in Denmark. A passenger train was hit by cargo or tarpaulin from a freight train travelling in the opposite direction. Police said 16 people were injured, out of a total of 131 passengers and three crew on ...

  • Newsmaker Interview: Bruce Schneier on Physical Cyber Threats

    January 2, 2019

    Bruce Schneier discusses the clash between critical infrastructure and cyber threats. Attacks on physical devices and infrastructure offer a new target for cyber crime, a new opportunity for espionage and even a few front in cyber war. Rather than exploit computers and their applications, the Internet of Things allows malicious actors to go after a whole new ...

  • Kumbh 2019: Mela Police, CRPF, NDRF perform mock drill to ensure security

    January 1, 2019

    The Kumbh Mela Police Uttar Pradesh is leaving no stone unturned to provide security to pilgrims visiting the holy city during one of the largest religious gatherings in the world – the Kumbh Mela. The Kumbh Mela Police along with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and ...

  • Afghanistan: Senior police official killed in Takhar bomb explosion

    December 31, 2018

    An explosion took place near provincial police commandment’s compound in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan earlier today amid reports a number of people have been killed or wounded in the incident. Provincial governor’s spokesman Jawad Hejri confirmed the incident and said Col. Mohamamd Omar, the district police chief of Darqad has died and three others have ...

  • Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

    December 30, 2018

    A cyber-attack has caused printing and delivery disruptions to major US newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. The attack on Saturday appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported. It led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of the Times, the Tribune, the Sun and other ...

  • Statement on disruptions to the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    December 28, 2018

    WHO and partners are continuing to respond to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, despite a deterioration of the security situation since yesterday morning. Yesterday our teams in Beni were unable to carry out critical field work, including vaccinations, contact tracing, and following up on alerts of ...

  • CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US

    December 28, 2018

    Emergency 911 services in some US states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers. According to a CenturyLink status page, the outage began at around 12pm ET on December 27, and work started on resolving the issue at around 7am ET today, although not all services have ...



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