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Top News

  • Researchers find Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry lurking in industrial USB drives

    November 1, 2018

    Removal storage and USB thumb drives are a serious security incident waiting to happen, new research suggests. When we consider threats to our industrial systems, specifically crafted malware, such as the Industroyer strain which cut off the power to the city of Kiev in Ukraine for an hour, often comes to mind. Industrial players have a problem. Many of ...

  • Australian defence contractor Austal hit by data breach

    November 1, 2018

    Australian prime defence contractor and shipbuilder Austal informed  the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) of a data breach after the market closed on Thursday evening. The company said it alerted “stakeholders” who were potentially hit by the breach, but said no information affecting national security or the company’s operations was stolen, although a number of staff emails and ...

  • Cisco zero-day exploited in the wild to crash and reload devices

    November 1, 2018

    The Cisco security team has revealed earlier the existence of a zero-day vulnerability affecting products that run Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software. The vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, according to a security advisory the company published a few hours ago. No patches are available at the time of writing. Cisco says it ...

  • Coming soon: Better collaboration, sharing with U.S. allies, IC CIO Sherman says

    October 31, 2018

    The U.S. intelligence community is working to improve collaboration and communication with its Five Eyes allies and beyond. Intelligence community CIO John Sherman plans “in just a couple weeks” to convene CIOs from Five Eyes allied nations — Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — “to work through some of these issues” concerning intelligence collaboration ...

  • New Report Highlights U.S. Natural Gas Industry’s Leadership in Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattacks

    October 31, 2018

    The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Natural Gas Council (NGC) and the wider membership the Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council (ONG SCC) – the official body representing the operators of natural gas and oil infrastructure to federal agencies involved in industry-related security – released a report today titled, “Defense-in-Depth: Cybersecurity in the Natural ...

  • Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets

    October 31, 2018

    Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed charges that accused two Chinese government intelligence officers and eight alleged co-conspirators of conducting sustained computer intrusions into 13 companies in an attempt to steal designs for a turbofan engine used in commercial jetliners. A 21-page indictment filed in US District Court in the Southern District of California said the Jiangsu Province Ministry ...

  • US-CERT issues guide on how to properly dispose of your electronic devices

    October 31, 2018

    Over the past few years, there have been numerous reports, and studies about how second-hand devices that have been put up for sale still contained information from previous owners, exposing those individuals to scams, blackmailing, or identity theft. This week, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a division part of the Department of Homeland ...

  • Arkhangelsk FSB blast: 17-year-old carried bomb to agency’s premises, killed in explosion

    October 31, 2018

    A teenager brought an explosive device to the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Directorate for the Arkhangelsk Region and was killed in the explosion, the Russian Investigative Committee reported. The explosion occurred at 08:52 Moscow time near an entrance to the FSB directorate. “According to preliminary information, a 17-year-old local was killed, who had brought a home-made ...

  • Plane Crash Refocuses Discussion on Indonesian Air Security

    October 31, 2018

    The crash of a Lion Air jet carrying 189 people in Indonesia is again raising discussions about the country’s air safety, which once had a poor reputation but has improved markedly in recent years. Just 13 minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to the city Pangkal Pinang in the Bangka-Belitung province, the ...

  • Thousands of critical energy and water systems exposed online for anyone to exploit

    October 30, 2018

    While you likely don’t stop to think about water or energy industries when you grab a drink of water or flip on the lights, you would definitely notice if your electricity or water stopped working. You might not know why they stopped working at first, but since critical infrastructure is connected online, then it’s not outside ...

  • Quantum computing, AI, cyber and blockchain get boost from Hammond’s Budget

    October 30, 2018

    Quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security and blockchain were the ‘winners’ in terms of technologies to benefit from Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget yesterday. While Hammond’s Budget speech only skated over technologies, the accompanying Budget Red Book gave details of future funding for a range of emerging technologies. A reference in the Red Book said, “The Budget sets out ...

  • Twenty-five people killed in Afghanistan army helicopter crash

    October 30, 2018

    Twenty-five people have been killed after an Afghan army helicopter crashed in bad weather. The crash happened in the western Farah province, which borders Iran. All 25 people on board were killed, including the deputy commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said. General Naimudullah Khalil died alongside two members of the Farah provincial council, including chairman ...



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