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  • London and Glasgow parcel bombs linked to devices sent to army centres

    May 29, 2019

    A series of parcel bombs sent to locations in London and Glasgow earlier this year have been connected to devices targeting army offices in 2014. Anti-terror investigators have said they are now “formally linking” the incendiary devices posted in March and explosives sent to military recruitment centres five years ago. A main line of inquiry is that the latest packages ...

  • Study Finds Airline Apps Riddled With Security Bugs

    May 28, 2019

    Airlines’ mobile apps typically contain an average of 21 vulnerabilities each and transmit data over multiple unsecured connections, researchers find The mobile apps distributed to customers by major airlines are typically riddled with security vulnerabilities, a review has found. The bugs are all the more concerning since the apps in question typically handle sensitive information including passport ...

  • US security agency ‘linked to Baltimore hack’

    May 28, 2019

    A tool developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) that exploits a flaw in Windows is behind the ongoing ransomware attack on the city of Baltimore, according to reports. It’s called EternalBlue and according to The New York Times, it’s been used to shut down Baltimore’s government, locking employees out of email accounts and residents out of ...

  • This explosives-laden World War 2 shipwreck is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode

    May 28, 2019

    An American cargo ship which sank off the Kent coast 74 years ago packed full of explosives could accidentally blow up at any time, causing devastating tsunamis and more than £1 billion of damage. Lying half-submerged near the mouth of the Thames estuary, the SS Richard Montgomery grounded on a sandbank more than seven decades ago ...

  • Map: These are the places in France with the highest levels of nuclear waste

    May 28, 2019

    Greenpeace has come up with a map showing exactly where levels of nuclear waste are highest in France. Find out if your area is affected. Sixty years of nuclear plants in France and 58 of them in total… but where does the waste end up? Well, now we can find out, thanks to NGO Greenpeace which has ...

  • Chinese military to replace Windows OS amid fears of US hacking

    May 28, 2019

    Amidst an escalating trade war and political tensions with the US, Beijing officials have decided to develop a custom operating system that will replace the Windows OS on computers used by the Chinese military. The decision, while not made official through the government’s normal press channels, was reported earlier this month by Canada-based military magazine Kanwa Asian ...

  • Japan to restrict foreign investment for domestic tech and telco companies

    May 28, 2019

    The Japanese government announced on Monday that it will tighten the rules for foreign investors that are looking to buy into domestic tech companies. The new rules, set to be effective August 1, add 20 industries onto an approval list where foreign investors will be required to gain approval from the Japanese government if they are ...

  • Afghan forces seize 1000 kgs of explosives, foil deadly attack in Kabul city

    May 27, 2019

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have recently seized 1000 kilograms of explosives during an operation in Kabul city. A military source said Monday that the Afghan special force conducted a raid in Kabul city and seized 500kg of explosives. Without providing further added that source further added that the Special Forces also detained three suspected ...

  • Nepal explosions kill four in capital Kathmandu

    May 26, 2019

    At least four people died and seven others were injured in three explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, officials say. The three blasts – one in the centre and two on the outskirts – took place on Sunday afternoon local time. Improvised or crude explosive devices are believed to have been used to set off the blasts, ...

  • France Lyon: ‘Parcel bomb’ injures people

    May 24, 2019

    A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring at least eight people, local media report. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street seemed to have suffered superficial injuries to the lower limbs, one report says. Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived. French President Emmanuel Macron has ...

  • Londonderry alert: Petrol bombs thrown at police officers

    May 24, 2019

    Police in Londonderry are continuing to question a 12-year-old boy and two 17-year-olds after officers were attacked with petrol bombs during a security alert. Five petrol bombs were thrown after a suspicious device was found near a polling station in the Galliagh area. The device close to St Paul’s Primary School was later declared an elaborate hoax. Police ...

  • Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

    May 24, 2019

    At least three people have been killed and 28 wounded after a bomb exploded at a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. The explosion took place inside a mosque before Friday prayers, city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Al Jazeera by phone, adding that at least three of the wounded were in critical condition. Local ...

  • Defence Secretary commits £22m to fund Army cyber operations centres

    May 24, 2019

    The government has pledged £22 million to fund the creation of cyber operations centres for the British Army in order to boost the military’s offensive cyber capabilities. The number of centres and their locations has yet to be confirmed, but their construction is slated to start next year with the centres commencing their operations at some ...

  • Baltimore ransomware attack cripples public services

    May 23, 2019

    The city of Baltimore has been locked out of its online services for more than two weeks after thousands of government computers were infected with ransomware. The hack, which was first discovered on 7 May, has shut down a number of government services, including those for paying tax, parking tickets and water bills, and has prevented ...

  • IoT cyber attacks cost UK economy £1bn each year

    May 23, 2019

    Cyber attacks targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices could cost the UK’s economy £1 billion annually, according to research. IoT devices are seen as “low-hanging fruit” by cyber criminals who seek to take advantage of the technologies weak security measures. Research from Dutch software firm Irdeto found that IoT attacks cost UK businesses £244,000 on average last year, ...


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