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Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving convergent threats to our economy, security and well-being.

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Top News

  • Shipping Firms Speared with Targeted ‘Whaling’ Attacks

    January 8, 2019

    Scammers are honing in on the shipping industry, using “whaling,” a.k.a. business email compromise (BEC) attacks, to scoop up credentials, or worse, compromise critical systems. Hackers are launching whaling attacks to target various types of employees with some serious online (and sometimes telephone-based) social-engineering research under their belts, Pen Test Partners researchers said in a Tuesday post. Whaling is nothing new, but ...

  • Heathrow departures grounded after drone spotted

    January 8, 2019

    Just weeks after a reported drone sighting wreaked havoc at Gatwick, all departures have been grounded at Heathrow after one of the airborne gadgets was spotted at the airport. The airport tweeted: “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety. “As ...

  • New Hyundai concept could be the first responder of the future

    January 8, 2019

    It sounds like a whacky concept, but Hyundai’s four-legged car has a serious role to play in rescuing people from natural disasters. The maker will reveal its plans for a natural disaster master at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Car companies are increasingly becoming involved in CES, recognising the opportunity it presents to ...

  • Hacker sent messages to thousands of Australians after compromising early warning system

    January 8, 2019

    A hacker sent unauthorised warning messages to thousands of Australians over the weekend after compromising an official Early Warning Network. The attacker compromised a login with illicitly gained credentials and used it to send out alerts warning subscribers about the system’s security. The messages were sent on Friday night via email, text and landline to subscribers of ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion rocks Zamboanga Sibugay town

    January 7, 2019

    The police are conducting an in-depth investigation to identify the people behind the twin explosions of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the residence of a government official in Zamboanga Sibugay on Sunday, January 6. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said militiaman assigned as security officer of Tungawan municipal councilor Lorverle ...

  • With government shutdown threatening paychecks, more TSA agents calling out sick

    January 7, 2019

    It’s not unusual for airport security agents tasked with screening passengers to call-out sick in noticeable numbers after the holidays. But with a partial government shutdown entering its third week — and threatening to deny the nation’s 51,000 Transportation Security Administration employees involved in the screening process a paycheck come Friday — the idea that more and more ...

  • Airstrike Kills Plotter of Deadly Bombing of U.S.S. Cole

    January 6, 2019

    An American airstrike in Yemen last week killed one of the suspected plotters of the deadly Qaeda bombing of the United States Navy destroyer Cole in 2000, President Trump and military officials confirmed on Sunday. On Friday, the military’s Central Command said it had conducted a strike on Tuesday in the Marib Province of Yemen that ...

  • Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

    January 6, 2019

    A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City ...

  • 6 Russians kidnapped after pirates attack vessel near Benin – Maritime authority

    January 5, 2019

    Six sailors were kidnapped when pirates attacked a ship with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa, Russia’s Maritime and River Transport agency confirmed. A group of seven to nine attackers, armed with firearms and blades boarded the Panama-flagged MSC Mandy on Tuesday night, according to the maritime authority and the Russian embassy in ...

  • Angela Merkel’s personal details leaked on Twitter

    January 4, 2019

    An unknown hacker has released confidential data linked to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of the country’s other politicians. The stolen details were released on Twitter over the past few weeks in a sort of Advent Calendar and included bills and credit card information, phone numbers, email addresses, photo identification and personal chat histories. The Twitter ...

  • Dublin’s Luas tram system threatened with private data leak

    January 3, 2019

    Hackers have threatened Dublin’s tram system Luas with the leak of private data should the company fail to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. On Thursday, the tram service provider, operational in Ireland, informed customers of the security incident in a message posted to Twitter, saying that the website was “compromised” and a “malicious message was put on ...

  • UK, Australia Raise Security Warnings after Bombing in Southern Philippines

    January 2, 2019

    Britain and Australia have cautioned their citizens against traveling to the southern Philippines in the wake of a bombing that killed two people and injured more than three dozen at a shopping mall in Cotabato City on New Year’s Eve. The military said it suspected that Islamic militants carried out Monday’s attack to retaliate for intensified ...

  • Six killed in train accident on bridge linking Denmark islands

    January 2, 2019

    Six people have been killed and several others injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two main islands in Denmark. A passenger train was hit by cargo or tarpaulin from a freight train travelling in the opposite direction. Police said 16 people were injured, out of a total of 131 passengers and three crew on ...

  • Newsmaker Interview: Bruce Schneier on Physical Cyber Threats

    January 2, 2019

    Bruce Schneier discusses the clash between critical infrastructure and cyber threats. Attacks on physical devices and infrastructure offer a new target for cyber crime, a new opportunity for espionage and even a few front in cyber war. Rather than exploit computers and their applications, the Internet of Things allows malicious actors to go after a whole new ...

  • Kumbh 2019: Mela Police, CRPF, NDRF perform mock drill to ensure security

    January 1, 2019

    The Kumbh Mela Police Uttar Pradesh is leaving no stone unturned to provide security to pilgrims visiting the holy city during one of the largest religious gatherings in the world – the Kumbh Mela. The Kumbh Mela Police along with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and ...


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