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Top News

  • Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags

    June 6, 2019

    Passengers at Heathrow airport will be able to keep their liquids and laptops inside their carry-on bags, once new security equipment is installed. The airport is investing £50m in the computer tomography (CT) security scanners, to be rolled out over the next few years. The technology, similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, provides a clear picture ...

  • AMCA Healthcare Hack Widens Again, Reaching 20.1M Victims

    June 5, 2019

    OPKO subsidiary BioReference joins Quest and LabCorp in the supply-chain incident. The hack of the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party bill collection vendor, continues to expand, now impacting 20.1 million patients across three laboratory services providers. In the wake of revelations that the personal data of 12 million patients from Quest Diagnostics had been potentially compromised by ...

  • A New Approach for Combating Insider Threats

    June 4, 2019

    As insider attacks continue to plague the enterprise the security community is doubling down on finding new solutions to mitigate against the age-old problem. An insider threat can encompass anything from a gullible employee falling for a spearphishing email, to unaware new hires sharing data inappropriately – all the way to a rogue employeestealing company data. What connects all these insider threats ...

  • Pharma-testing biz Eurofins Scientific says it fell victim to ‘new version’ of malware

    June 3, 2019

    Bio-analytical testing biz Eurofins Scientific today admitted it was the subject of a ransomware attack at the weekend. The Paris Stock Exchange-listed group operates in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics product testing. It has 800 labs spread across 47 countries. The company said in a statement that its tech security team had detected the malware. Resident techies and a team ...

  • PSNI Officers urged to double security measures after IED failed to detonate under officer’s car

    June 3, 2019

    The officer was said to be shaken by the find, which was made at Shandon Park Golf Club, close to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) headquarters in Belfast on Saturday morning (June 1). Army bomb disposal experts said it was a viable improvised explosive device that failed to detonate. One of the vehicles PSNI officers ...

  • Bomb under PSNI officer’s car at Belfast golf club ‘intended to kill’

    June 1, 2019

    A bomb found under a serving police officer’s car at a Belfast golf club is being treated as attempted murder by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Police and Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene at Shandon Park Golf Club on Saturday. The club is located in east Belfast, near the PSNI headquarters. The head ...

  • Extinction Rebellion threatens to use drones in 10-day Heathrow airport protest

    May 31, 2019

    The climate change activists will protest at the airport on 18 June before a 10-day shutdown could begin on 1 July. Extinction Rebellion said it plans “to carry out nonviolent direct action to ensure Heathrow authorities close the airport for the day, to create a ‘pause’ in recognition of the genocidal impact of high carbon activities, ...

  • 5G Networks Spark Concerns For Enterprise Risks

    May 31, 2019

    The rise of 5G networks – and subsequent security risks – was the centerpiece issue discussed during the GSMA’s Mobile360 conference on 5G security this past week. While researchers warn that 5G security issues could literally be a matter of life or death for certain applications, the new technology is also triggering another type of concern: the risks that 5G ...

  • Google and Apple criticise GCHQ eavesdropping idea

    May 30, 2019

    A proposal by the UK security agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages has been strongly criticised by big tech firms and rights groups. Google and Apple were among 47 firms to sign an open letter, saying it was a “serious threat” to trust and security. The GCHQ plan would effectively mean that a copy of every encrypted ...

  • Pentagon to ban US companies from using Russian space launches & satellites

    May 30, 2019

    The Pentagon has introduced restrictions that will prevent American companies from using Russian space rocket launches and satellite services, set to take effect in 2023. The rule will levy “additional prohibitions with regard to acquisition of certain foreign commercial satellite services, such as… satellites and launch vehicles,” according to a Pentagon notice published on the US Federal Register ...

  • Day after blasts, 13 IEDs & detonators seized in Palamu

    May 30, 2019

    A day after 26 security personnel were injured in a series of IED blasts triggered by Maoists in Seraikela, 13 IEDs were recovered from a cave at Bagsara near Pipra’s SeerniyaDam during a police-CRPF joint operation. Apart from the IEDs, the forces recovered 11 gelatin sticks, 250 metres of codex wire, 200 metres of electric wire andand ...

  • BBC live broadcast over 5G network cuts out due to technical problems

    May 30, 2019

    he UK launch of 5G on Thursday got off to a bumpy start when a live BBC broadcast over the network failed. BBC’s Clive Myrie was talking to a reporter in London’s Covent Garden about the launch of the next generation mobile technology. However, while using the 5G network to broadcast live, the feed cut out due ...

  • Russian military moves closer to replacing Windows with Astra Linux

    May 30, 2019

    Russian authorities have moved closer to implementing their plan of replacing the Windows OS on military systems with a locally-developed operating system named Astra Linux. Last month, the Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC) granted Astra Linux the security clearance of “special importance,” which means the OS can now be used to handle Russian ...

  • German quantum project on secure comms gains €165M funding

    May 29, 2019

    Anja Karliczek, German Federal Minister of Education and Research, last week announced in Berlin that QuNET, described as “a major initiative for a quantum network impervious to eavesdropping”, is to receive a total of €165 million in funding. The primary objective of QuNET is secure communications between governmental organizations in Germany. The planned seven-year project will ...

  • TSA Bolstering Shipping Security

    May 29, 2019

    Agency calls for technology-enhanced driver training as a key element in the nation’s effort to safeguard the supply chain against terrorism. In an effort to ensure that security in the transportation system is at its best, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected 35 representatives, including two from the American Trucking Associations and one ...


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