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  • Indonesia on high alert after yet another attack, this time on Pekanbaru police station

    May 16, 2018

    Fou men, suspected to be terrorists, have been shot dead after an attempt was made to attack a police station on the Indonesian island of Sumatra today using machetes. One police officer is believed to have died in the attack at the Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru and several journalists, who were at the police station ...

  • Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

    May 16, 2018

    A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the country, and which a US Senator has exhorted federal authorities to investigate. The hacker has provided some of the stolen data to Motherboard, including usernames and poorly secured passwords for thousands of Securus’ ...

  • Some 100,000 TSB customers still unable to access accounts online

    May 16, 2018

    Almost 100,000 TSB customers are still unable to access their accounts online — more than three weeks after the bank’s systems went into meltdown. The disgraced bank says 95 per cent of its customers are now able to log into accounts after the system failure on April 22 which left 1.9 million people with no access. Read ...

  • Japan donates Rs. 300 mn worth equipment to Sri Lanka’s Colombo international airport

    May 15, 2018

    The Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) under its economic and social development fund program, has donated airport machinery and equipment worth Rs. 300 million to Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport. Japanese Ambassador, Kenichi Suganuma Monday (14th May) has symbolically handed over the consignment including vehicles and other technical equipment to the Minister of Transport and Civil ...

  • Pentagon Wants Cloud Secure Enough to Hold Nuke Secrets

    May 15, 2018

    The Pentagon’s JEDI cloud will be designed to store the military’s most sensitive classified information. The Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud will be designed to host the government’s most sensitive classified data, including critical nuclear weapon design information and other nuclear secrets. Read more… Source: DefenseOne  

  • UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report

    May 15, 2018

    Police attempts to use cameras linked to databases to recognise people from their face are failing, with the wrong person picked out nine times out 10, a report claims. The report from Big Brother Watch, published on Tuesday, warns that facial recognition technology turns innocent British citizens into “walking ID cards”. Read more… Source: The Guardian  

  • Surabaya blast: family of five carried out bomb attack on Indonesia police station

    May 14, 2018

    Suicide bombing in Indonesia’s second-largest city comes after a family of six targeted a church, killing 13 A family of five, including an eight-year-old child, has carried out a bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya, killing at least four people and injuring 10, an Indonesian police official has said The suicide bombing comes just one ...

  • Coordinated attack ends in Jalalabad city, 10 dead, 42 wounded

    May 13, 2018

    The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province confirm that the coordinated attack on Customs Department in Jalalabad city ended with the elimination of the remaining six militants. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the attack ended after five hours of gun battle between the security forces and the assailants. Khogyani further added that the attack was ...

  • UK Government Implements Tough Rules To Protect Critical Infrastructure

    May 11, 2018

    New rules come into force and mean critical infrastructure providers must implement “robust safeguards” against cyber attack or face stiff fines The British Government has warned that its “tough new rules to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure” have come into force on Thursday 10 May. The Government announcement essentially means that bosses of firms in health, water, energy, transport and ...

  • CNI providers face hefty fines for cyber security failings

    May 10, 2018

    New UK laws implementing the EU directive on the security of network and information systems (NIS) goes into effect on 10 May 2018. All organisations classified by the NIS Competent Authorities to be “operators of essential services” will be affected by new laws. The new rules are aimed at ensuring the UK’s most critical industries boost cyber security and ...

  • Budget leads to $300 million security boost for Australian airports

    May 9, 2018

    An alleged plot to put a bomb on a plane leaving Sydney airport last year has triggered a range of major aviation security changes as a cost of almost $300 million. Full body scanners and advanced x-ray equipment will be rolled out across major and regional Australian airports, with screening staff subjected to stricter training and ...

  • New Zealand: Big boom in bomb disposal callouts

    May 9, 2018

    The number of callouts by the Army’s crack bomb disposal team have almost tripled in the first quarter of 2018, new figures reveal, continuing an upward trend over the last three years. The Defence Force’s E Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD) were called out 330 times in the first three months to March, compared to ...



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