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Top News

  • Trend Micro antivirus zero-day used in Mitsubishi Electric hack

    January 24, 2020

    Chinese hackers have used a zero-day in the Trend Micro OfficeScan antivirus during their attacks on Mitsubishi Electric, ZDNet has learned from sources close to the investigation. Trend Micro has now patched the vulnerability, but the company did not comment if the zero-day was used in other attacks beyond Mitsubishi Electric. News of the Mitsubishi Electric hack became public ...

  • Fake Smart Factory Honeypot Highlights New Attack Threats

    January 24, 2020

    A honeypot set up to observe the current security landscape in smart manufacturing systems observed numerous threats—including cryptomining malware and ransomware—in just a few months, highlighting the new threats that industrial control systems (ICS) face with increased exposure to the internet. While in the past ICS networks were traditionally proprietary and closed systems, the advent of ...

  • U.S. Government Agency Targeted With Malware-Laced Emails

    January 23, 2020

    A U.S. government agency was targeted with spear phishing emails harboring several malware strains – including a never-before-seen malware downloader that researchers call “Carrotball.” The campaign, which researchers observed occurring from July to October and code-named “Fractured Statue,” involved six unique malicious document lures being sent as attachments from four different Russian email addresses to 10 ...

  • Airports Council International and The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center enter cooperative agreement

    January 23, 2020

    Airports Council International (ACI) World and A-ISAC announced today they have signed an agreement that better enables ACI members to join the A-ISAC for access to airport-specific cyber threat intelligence and actionable data that will enhance their ability to build cyber resiliency. Both organizations play an active role in supporting the global aviation network; by increasing ...

  • Critical, Unpatched ‘MDhex’ Bugs Threaten Hospital Devices

    January 23, 2020

    A collection of six cybersecurity vulnerabilities in a range of GE Healthcare devices for hospitals has been discovered. Dubbed “MDhex” by the researchers at CyberMDX who discovered them, the bugs would allow attackers to disable the devices, harvest personal health information (PHI), change alarm settings and alter device functionality. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland ...

  • UK cyber security legislation ‘crying out for reform’, new report finds

    January 22, 2020

    A new report released today by the Criminal Law Reform Now Network (CLRNN) – a collaboration between academics, practitioners and other legal experts – finds the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA) is “crying out for reform”. he CMA criminalises individuals who attempt to access or modify data on a computer without authorisation. This often involves cyber-attacks ...

  • New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

    January 20, 2020

    The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities. Wuhan reported 136 new cases of the respiratory illness. The capital Beijing reported two cases, while Shenzhen confirmed one. Total known infections now exceed 200, and three people have died. The sharp uptick ...

  • Israel to Build Anti-Tunnel Sensor Network Along Lebanon Border

    January 19, 2020

    Israel’s military announced on Sunday the start of construction of an underground network of sensors along the Lebanese frontier to detect any cross-border tunnel building. The project is getting under way a year after the Israeli military said it had destroyed a series of infiltration tunnels dug by the Lebanese Hezbollah group. “All the drilling is being ...

  • Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

    January 18, 2020

    At least four people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack claimed by the al-Shabab group near the capital of Somalia, according to authorities. Both Turkish and Somali officials said those injured in Saturday’s attack near the town of Afgoye, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, included Turkish engineers as well ...

  • Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare because he was going to miss his flight

    January 18, 2020

    A passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late has been jailed for 16 months. Rashidul Islam was due to fly from Gatwick Airport to Morocco to see his fiancee, but his train from Cricklewood unexpectedly terminated at St Pancras. He took a taxi from the train station in Central London but ...

  • China reports second death from Wuhan coronavirus as Thailand confirms another case

    January 17, 2020

    A second person has died after contracting the coronavirus found in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, while Thailand has confirmed a second case of the virus. A 69-year-old man died on Wednesday, Wuhan Health Commission said late on Thursday. He had shown symptoms on December 21 before being admitted to Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre – where ...

  • Chemical explosion in Spain claims third victim

    January 16, 2020

    A man who was in critical condition following an explosion at a chemical plant in northeastern Spain has died, bringing the death toll to three. Another victim of the massive blast in the port city of Tarragona is being treated for major burns and remains in serious condition at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital. The explosion took place on ...


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