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Top News

  • RSAC 2020: Ransomware a ‘National Crisis,’ CISA Says, Ramps ICS Focus

    February 28, 2020

    Industrial control systems (ICS) and critical infrastructure will be a main focus for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this year – especially as ransomware looms as a main threat to the sector going forward. That’s according to Christopher Krebs, director of CISA, speaking at RSA Conference 2020 this week. “My agency ...

  • Afghanistan: 8 Security Incidents Reported on Sixth Day of Reduction in Violence Plan (RIV)

    February 27, 2020

    Along with a security incident in Balkh that claimed an Afghan policeman’s life, on the sixth day of the reduction in violence plan (RIV) there was also twin blasts in Kabul, three reported incidents in Herat, and the Taliban claimed two IED attacks on government forces vehicles in Kandahar. The incident in Balkh occurred when a ...

  • Esper and Stoltenberg to visit Afghanistan for a joint declaration announcement

    February 27, 2020

    The U.S Secretary of Defence and NATO Secretary-General will be visiting Afghanistan as the U.S and Taliban are to sign the peace deal on Saturday, an official said. Seddiq Seddiqi, a spokesperson to President Palace said the U.S Secretary of Defenses, Mike Esper and the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg will meet President Ghani tomorrow to announce ...

  • US government authorities fail to train employees on ransomware detection, prevention

    February 27, 2020

    The majority of state and local government agencies are failing to prepare their employees to spot cyberattacks or teach them how to handle ransomware incidents in the workplace, new research suggests. On Thursday, IBM Security released the results of a new study, conducted on its behalf by The Harris Poll, containing responses from close to 700 US ...

  • 14% of Recovered Covid-19 Patients in Guangdong Tested Positive Again

    February 26, 2020

    About 14% of patients who recovered from the novel coronavirus and were discharged from hospitals in southern China’s Guangdong province were tested positive again in later check-ups, according to the local health authority. A positive test suggests the recovered patients may still carry the virus, adding complexity to efforts to control the outbreak. There is no ...

  • Hackers Cashing In On Healthcare Industry Security Weaknesses

    February 26, 2020

    Cybercriminals are pushing boundaries in looking for new ways to cash in on the healthcare space – whether it is persuading desperate patients to download health information apps that actually infect their devices with malware, attacking hospitals with ransomware attacks or even selling patients fraudulent insurance or medicine on illicit online markets. The healthcare industry is ...

  • Iranian APT Targets Govs With New Malware

    February 26, 2020

    A never before seen credential-stealing malware, dubbed ForeLord, has been uncovered in recent spear phishing emails. Researchers have attributed the campaign to a known Iranian advanced persistence threat (APT) group. The emails distributing ForeLord were uncovered as part of a campaign, running between mid-2019 and mid-January 2020. The emails were targeting organizations in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 37

    February 26, 2020

    Four new Member States (Algeria, Austria, Croatia, and Switzerland) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Algeria is the first Member State of the AFRO Region to report a case of COVID-19. For the first time, since the onset of symptoms of the first identified case of COVID-19 on 8 December 2019, there have ...

  • PM launches biggest review of UK’s foreign, defence and security policy ‘since Cold War’

    February 26, 2020

    Boris Johnson is launching what he claims is the biggest review of foreign, defence and security policy since the end of the Cold War. In a break from previous military-led reviews, the exercise will have an increased focus on foreign policy and the UK’s place in the world. Downing Street signalled no plans to reduce defence spending, ...

  • Australian banks targeted by DDoS extortionists

    February 25, 2020

    Banks and other organizations from the Australian financial sector have been the targets of an extensive extortion campaign over the past week. A threat group has been emailing victims with threats to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks unless the organizations pay hefty ransom fees in the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Read more… Source: ZDNet  

  • Australia: Aviation Security Enhancement Program

    February 25, 2020

    Our role at airports is changing. The Aviation Security Enhancement Program (ASEP) is delivering improved aviation security at Australia’s nine designated airports; Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Cairns, Gold Coast and Perth. The ASEP will increase the number of AFP officers at airports, enhance training of our members and aviation stakeholders, increase intelligence capability and ...

  • COVID-19: Cambridge-based Moderna sends possible coronavirus vaccine for testing

    February 25, 2020

    A Cambridge company has submitted a potential coronavirus vaccine for federal testing just two months after an outbreak of the infectious virus that started in China, killing 2,500 people while spreading rapidly through Asia into Europe and the United States. Cambridge-based Moderna’s scientists began collaborating with the National Institutes of Health a month ago to develop a ...


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