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Top News


  • DARPA’s SIGMA Program Transitions to Protect Major U.S. Metropolitan Region

    September 4, 2020

    On a blustery winter day last December, a car carrying radioactive material approached one of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s major transportation hubs. As the car got closer, an alarm flashed and sounded on a large monitor in the police operations center, identifying on a digital map the exact location of ...

  • More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion

    September 4, 2020

    The Lebanese military on Thursday discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port, where a deadly explosion killed nearly 200 people last month. The military said army experts were called in for an inspection and found the dangerous chemical in four containers near the port. There were no details on the origin of ...

  • Cyberthreats for ICS in Energy in Europe. Q1 2020

    September 4, 2020

    Computers in European countries which are used to configure, maintain and control equipment in the energy industry on which Kaspersky products are installed. This includes Windows computers on which various software packages for the energy industry are installed, including but not limited to human-machine interface (HMI), OPC gateway, engineering, control and data acquisition software. Overall, in ...

  • Australian government releases voluntary IoT cybersecurity code of practice

    September 3, 2020

    The Australian government has released a voluntary code of practice for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Australia. The voluntary Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers is intended to provide industry with a best-practice guide on how to design IoT devices with cybersecurity features. It will apply to all IoT devices ...

  • European ISPs report mysterious wave of DDoS attacks

    September 3, 2020

    More than a dozen internet service providers (ISPs) across Europe have reported DDoS attacks that targeted their DNS infrastructure. The list of ISPs that suffered attacks over the past week includes Belgium’s EDP, France’s Bouygues Télécom, FDN, K-net, SFR, and the Netherlands’ Caiway, Delta, FreedomNet, Online.nl, Signet, and Tweak.nl. Attacks lasted no longer than a day and ...

  • Python-based Spy RAT Emerges to Target FinTech

    September 3, 2020

    The Evilnum group, which specializes in targeting financial technology companies, has debuted a new tool: A Python-based remote access trojan (RAT), dubbed PyVil. The malware’s emergence dovetails with a change in the chain of infection and an expansion of infrastructure for the APT. According to researchers at Cybereason, PyVil RAT enables the attackers to exfiltrate data, ...

  • For The First Time In Targi Kielce – Patriots On Display

    September 3, 2020

    This year’s International Defence Industry Exhibition is the showcase for the U.S. military presenting the Patriot missile system. Although the year of the pandemic may cause the exhibition to look less impressive than usual, there are still plenty of interesting exhibits and top-level business talks. The United Kingdom Lead Nation Exhibition is an important MSPO 2020 ...

  • FBI: Thousands of orgs targeted by RDoS extortion campaign

    September 3, 2020

    The FBI warns US companies that thousands of organizations around the world, from various industry sectors, have been threatened with DDoS attacks within six days unless they pay a Bitcoin ransom. The threat actors behind this large and ongoing ransom DDoS (RDDoS or RDoS) campaign that started on August 12, 20220, are posing as well-known hacking ...

  • Russia’s FSB discovers cache of weapons, explosives in Volgograd region

    September 3, 2020

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has discovered an arms cache in the Volgograd region, the FSB said in a statement on Thursday. “Officers of the FSB branch in the Volgograd region discovered a cache of firearms and ammunition during an anti-crime operation,” the statement reads. “Regional law enforcement officers seized four Kalashnikov rifles and related ammunition, ...

  • Brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed arrested over alleged terror plot

    September 3, 2020

    The doctor brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed has been arrested in India as part of an alleged terror recruitment plot. Ex-NHS doctor Sabeel Ahmed was identified by anti-terrorism detectives as being behind a secret campaign to get youths to join Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Reports from India reveal say that The National Investigation Agency (NIA) ...

  • CISA and FBI say they have not seen cyber-attacks this year on voter registration databases

    September 2, 2020

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said today that they have not seen any cyber-attacks target US voter registration databases and voting systems this year. The two agencies issued a joint statement today after an article in Russian media had gone viral earlier this morning. The article, published by Russian news ...

  • AusCERT says alleged DoE hack came from a third-party

    September 2, 2020

    The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) denied claims today that hackers had breached the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment (DoE), and downloaded the personal details of more than one million students, teachers, and staff. Rumors of a supposed hack first surfaced yesterday after a hacker shared an archive file on a hacker forum, which ...

  • Water and sanitation in a post-COVID world

    September 2, 2020

    Like many such events, this year’s World Water Week (Aug 24–28) conference will now be taking place virtually. Convened by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the meeting gathers scientists, business leaders, and policy makers, as well as civil society, to engage on one of the world’s most pressing set of challenges. It was only just over ...

  • Mark Fuhrman looks at the state of airport security post-‘Shoe Bomber,’ highlights glaring vulnerability

    September 2, 2020

    ‘How would you detect a plastic explosive inside a computer unless you’re sure the computer works first?’ Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman examines security at the nation’s airports in the latest episode of his Fox Nation show “The Fuhrman Diaries.” The episode, available on Sept. 28, looks at changes that were instituted after the case of Richard ...

  • Mark Fuhrman looks at the state of airport security post-‘Shoe Bomber,’ highlights glaring vulnerability

    September 2, 2020

    ‘How would you detect a plastic explosive inside a computer unless you’re sure the computer works first?’ Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman examines security at the nation’s airports in the latest episode of his Fox Nation show “The Fuhrman Diaries.” The episode, available on Sept. 28, looks at changes that were instituted after the case of Richard ...

  • From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research

    August 31, 2020

    The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and counter-terrorist units. Within the compass of her doctoral research, Karlijn Bezemer has developed a new generation of tools which can be used to not only identify signature properties ...

  • What Is the EU Cybersecurity Act and What Does It Mean for US-Based Businesses?

    August 30, 2020

    During the previous weeks, we provided a thorough overview of the EU NIS Directive, focusing on the Operators of Essential Systems (OES), the Digital Service Providers (DSP) and the compliance frameworks. Our review of the EU cybersecurity policy and strategy would be incomplete without mentioning the EU Cybersecurity Act. On 27 June, the European Cybersecurity ...


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