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Top News

  • Ebola outbreaks: UCL-developed model may predict next one

    October 27, 2019

    The next Ebola outbreak could be predicted using a new UCL-developed model that tracks how changes to ecosystems and human societies combine to affect the spread of the deadly infectious disease. The model could help policymakers to decide where to target vaccine deployment, or develop healthcare infrastructure, to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks – ...

  • Essex lorry deaths: Three bailed as work to identify 39 victims goes on

    October 27, 2019

    Three people arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found dead inside a lorry in Essex have been released on bail. The suspects, two men and a woman, had been held on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people after the discovery in Grays last Wednesday. Lorry driver Maurice Robinson, 25, is due to ...

  • U.N., UNICEF, Red Cross Under Ongoing Mobile Attack

    October 25, 2019

    An ongoing, mobile-focused phishing campaign is targeting the United Nations and several humanitarian aid organizations, including UNICEF, the Red Cross and UN World Food. The campaign is using landing pages signed by SSL certificates, to create legitimate-looking Microsoft Office 365 login pages. The unusual aspect of the campaign is that it identifies mobile devices; once detected, ...

  • Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon

    October 25, 2019

    The Department of Defense on Friday awarded a $10 billion technology contract to Microsoft over Amazon in a contest that was closely watched after President Trump ramped up his criticism of Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, and said he might intervene. The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, known as JEDI, had set off a showdown among Amazon, ...

  • Hackers shut down Johannesburg’s networks once again

    October 25, 2019

    Johannesburg, South Africa, is an alpha city on a booming continent—a financial powerhouse and one of the most important cities in the world. It’s also a repeat victim of hackers who at least twice in three months have shut down important city services and networks. The new attack: On Thursday night, the city of Johannesburg shut down its website, ...

  • Banks kill biometric support for Samsung Galaxy phones

    October 23, 2019

    Major UK banks have withdrawn biometric support for their apps on Samsung Galaxy S10s after reports of a glitch in its fingerprint sensor. Nationwide Building Society and Natwest have taken action to minimise risk to S10 users after Samsung confirmed its in-screen fingerprint sensor could recognise fingerprints from any users on certain third-party screen protectors. This issue affects the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10 ...

  • UK govt launches Counter-Drone strategy to tackle drone misuse

    October 23, 2019

    The UK government has launched a new strategy, Counter-Drone, to safeguard the public from malicious or criminal use of drones. As part of the strategy, the government will tackle the misuse of drones by developing a new mobile counter-drone unit. The unit will be dispatched to drone-related incidents and major events across the country. It will be ...

  • European drug regulators approve world’s first Ebola vaccine after its ‘success’ in Democratic Republic of Congo

    October 18, 2019

    An Ebola vaccine has been approved by European drugs regulators in a move hailed as a ‘triumph for public health’. The so-called Merck vaccine was given the green light this afternoon and is likely to get a full marketing licence from the European Commission within a few weeks. It is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to halt the ...

  • French intelligence services thwart ‘9-11-style terror attack’

    October 18, 2019

    A terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York has been foiled by the French intelligence services. One person is being held in custody in France on preliminary terrorism charges after apparently planning a September 11-style plane hijacking and attack. According to French paper Le Parisien, the suspect was looking for a weapon to hijack a plane. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on France-2 television on ...

  • S. Philadelphia refinery blast released 5,000 pounds of a deadly chemical, federal investigators say

    October 16, 2019

    Philadelphia dodged several potential catastrophes during a dramatic June 21 refinery blast, which released about 5,239 pounds of a deadly chemical and launched pieces of shrapnel as large as a truck hurtling across the 1,300-acre refinery complex, according to federal findings released Wednesday. The disaster at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions complex began with the early morning failure ...

  • On-Board ‘Mystery Boxes’ Threaten Global Shipping Vessels

    October 15, 2019

    Commercial shipping environments are rife with vulnerabilities, according to researchers – up to and including unpatched “mystery boxes” that no one knows anything about. “In every single test to date we have unearthed a system or device, that of the few crew that were aware, no one could tell us what it is was ...

  • Planes, gates, and bags: How hackers can hijack your local airport

    October 11, 2019

    In an increasingly technology-focused world, aviation security is becoming a critical problem. This is not necessarily in reference to protesters disrupting flights or drones that are able to bring prominent airports to a grinding halt for days over the holiday season. Instead, the use of networked systems and tech solutions to do everything from managing your booking to bags ...

  • Manchester Arndale stabbings: Five hurt as man arrested

    October 11, 2019

    Five people have been injured in a knife attack at the Arndale Centre in Manchester. A man, 41, is being held on suspicion of terror offences after three people were stabbed and two others were hurt. The centre was evacuated at about 11:15 BST when a man with a large knife started “lunging and attacking people”, according ...

  • ‘Explosion’ reported on Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

    October 11, 2019

    An explosion has caused a fire on an Iranian tanker near the coast of Saudi Arabia, Iranian media say. The vessel, from Iran’s national oil company (NIOC), was 60 miles (97km) from the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The ship’s two main storage tanks are said to have been damaged, causing an oil spill in the Red ...

  • Blind man climbs on top of BA plane in Extinction Rebellion airport takeover

    October 10, 2019

    An environment activist climbed on top of a British Airways plane at London City Airport as part of Extinction Rebellion’s climate protest today. James Brown was taken on to the plane as a passenger and was the first person to board as he is partially sighted. He managed to clamber on to the top of the ...


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