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Top News

  • Israel Railways builds new cyber-monitoring center

    September 3, 2019

    This month, Israel Railways is launching a new innovative cyber-monitoring center (SOC) unifying the OT/IT networks. This was revealed at the transportation panel from Cybertech’s exclusive seminar, in collaboration with Fortinet. “Israel Railways is considered critical infrastructure. Furthermore, it’s a transportation infrastructure that demands security measures, as we wouldn’t want to witness a train accident. Three ...

  • German bank loses €1.5 million in mysterious cashout of EMV cards

    September 3, 2019

    Criminals have stolen more than €1.5 million ($1.65 million) from a German bank by cloning customer debit cards and then cashing out user funds across Brazil, despite the original cards being protected by EMV (chip-and-PIN) technology. The thefts happened last week and involved the customers of German bank Oldenburgische Landesbank (OLB). The incident caught the eye of ...

  • 2 policemen injured in ISIS attack targeting Bangladesh Minister in Dhaka

    September 1, 2019

    The bomb was thrown from the footbridge at the Science Lab intersection on Saturday night when the Minister was passing through the area, reports said. Two policemen were injured in a blast near the car of a Bangladeshi Minister in Dhaka, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a media report said ...

  • Brazilian citizen data under threat with sale of national tech firms

    August 31, 2019

    One of the state-controlled firms the Brazilian government is planning to sell has voiced concerns around areas including citizen data protection as the privatization agenda advances. Employees at the Social Security Technology and Information Company (Dataprev) released a manifesto following the announcement that the company is one of the assets that Jair Bolsonaro’s government is looking to ...

  • Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

    August 31, 2019

    Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come under frequent attack since 2015, occurred as US and insurgent negotiators continue to seek an agreement ...

  • Some of Russia’s surveillance tech leaked data for more than a year

    August 30, 2019

    A Russian security researcher has found that hardware equipment meant to be used by Russian authorities to intercept internet traffic had been leaving data exposed on the internet. The leaky equipment were SORM devices. These are hardware wiretaps that all Russian internet service providers and mobile telecoms must install in their data centers to comply with ...

  • Ebola outbreak: 2,000 die in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    August 30, 2019

    The number of people who have died from Ebola during a year-long outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now climbed above 2,000. The figure was 2,006 on 28 August, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The number of confirmed and probable cases has passed 3,000. The WHO said the DRC has been ...

  • Ransomware hits hundreds of dentist offices in the US

    August 29, 2019

    Hundreds of dental practice offices in the US have had their computers infected with ransomware this week, ZDNet has learned from a source. The incident is another case of a ransomware gang compromising a software provider and using its product to deploy ransomware on customers’ systems. In this case, the software providers are The Digital Dental Record ...

  • WannaCry-style cyber attack could trigger full NATO response, says Secretary General

    August 28, 2019

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said a cyber attack on a single member state could constitute an attack on all 29 members. The announcement effectively incorporates cyber security into Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty, a “collective defence commitment” which compels all members to come to the defence of one or more countries threatened ...

  • IED explodes outside the Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad

    August 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the Pakistan Consulate General in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Sunday. All Pakistani staffers at the consulate are safe. According to a tweet, Dr Faisal said: “IED exploded outside holding area of our Consulate General in Jalalabad. All Pakistani staff ...


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