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Top News

  • Drone jamming system to protect European airports, public spaces

    January 11, 2019

    ‘There are some who are using them for criminal acts. For example, drones are being used to smuggle drugs, telephones or other stuff into prisons. That is a very specific use case where the pilot is deliberately breaking the rules. ‘There is another category where we categorise it as terrorism or harassment, which is what we ...

  • Poland arrests Huawei worker on allegations of spying for China

    January 11, 2019

    Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a Polish national involved in cyber-business on allegations of spying, Polish state media has reported, deepening the controversy over western criticism of the Chinese telecoms company. However, a spokesman for the Polish security services told Reuters the allegations related to individual actions, and were not linked directly to Huawei. US ...

  • NotPetya malware victim sues its insurance company

    January 11, 2019

    A US food distributor that was hit by the NotPetya cyber attack is taking legal action against its insurance company for refusing to pay out on a $100m claim for damages caused by the hack. Mondelez, which owns popular brands Oreo and Cadbury, was hit by NotPetya twice in 2017, suffering significant damage to its IT infrastructure including ...

  • Marines set up specialist Novichok unit in response to Salisbury attack

    January 10, 2019

    The Royal Marines have set up a unit specialising in chemical warfare skills to prepare for a repeat of the Novichok attack on Salisbury. Zulu Company from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath, Scotland, will be the first marines to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident at home or abroad. The commandos were given the training in ...

  • Biometrics in 2019: Increased Security or New Attack Vector?

    January 9, 2019

    Should we pump the brakes on the roll out of biometric security to first consider whether we are creating new vulnerabilities? This year thousands of consumers unwrapped new smartphones and laptops which come with biometric sensors that are intended to protect their data and identities through strong authentication. Apple continues to gain popularity with its iPhone ...

  • Bombs planted on rail track in Habra, train movement affected in Bengal for second day shut down

    January 9, 2019

    Train services on busy Sealdah-Bongaon-Sealdah were disrupted for hours today after five live crude bombs were detected on the track at Habra station in North 24 Parganas, stone pelted on a moving bus injuring two school going children in Howrah, and CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty (MLA) was detained again in south Kolkata as the 48-hour ...

  • Why airports can’t stop drones from causing chaos

    January 9, 2019

    London’s Heathrow airport had to suspend flights on Tuesday after drone sightings there, following similar disruptive incidents at Gatwick in December that affected 1,000 flights. The move to suspend flights is understandable. Airports and the airlines that pay them don’t want to see a drone sucked into a jetliner’s engine, or a drone that’s rigged as an explosive ...

  • There’s a cost to not innovating and the public sector risks paying full price

    January 9, 2019

    The public sector, by necessity, has always been constrained when it comes to spending on innovation. Budgets are often tighter and even if they’re not, the public purse is under constant scrutiny from taxpayers and citizens. Regardless, most organisations are moving towards some form of digitisation, and government agencies need to keep pace with the rate ...

  • NHS Digital’s first cyber security chief to resign after three months in role

    January 9, 2019

    NHS Digital’s first chief information security officer, a role established after the WannaCry ransomware attack, has resigned after just three months in the role. In a memo to staff at NHS Digital, seen by Digital Health News, it was announced that Robert Coles would be stepping down from the role for personal reasons. Coles, the former security chief at ...

  • ‘It’s complete chaos’: Brazilian state overwhelmed by rash of gang violence

    January 9, 2019

    Carlos Robério and his colleagues were expecting an attack on their minibus co-op in Fortaleza, north-eastern Brazil. Over the previous few nights, gang members had already destroyed one of their vehicles, and torched dozens of city buses. But when the assault came, there was little Robério could do but watch the CCTV feed as a group of ...

  • Canada: Transport minister issues new rules for drone operators

    January 9, 2019

    Transport Minister Marc Garneau has issued tough new regulations for the use of drones in Canada, from banning drunk droning, to banning drones from flying in airspace near emergency scenes and airports. Drone operators will now have to register their drones and pass an online test to receive certification to continue operating them. These new changes apply ...

  • Police investigating after consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra receive suspicious packages

    January 9, 2019

    Footage showed emergency services workers attended the US, Greek, French, Italian, Indian, New Zealand, Pakistani, Spanish, South Korean and Swiss consulates in Melbourne. They also attended an incident at the South Melbourne building where the Consulate General of Turkey is based. It comes two days after the ABC understands the Argentinian consulate in Sydney was sent three ...

  • Disease outbreak news: Yellow fever – Nigeria

    January 9, 2019

    On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization was informed of a cluster of suspected Yellow fever (YF) cases and deaths in Edo State, Nigeria. Edo State is located less than 400km from Lagos on a dense population movement axis between Lagos and South-Eastern Nigeria. Edo State is also a known endemic area for Lassa ...

  • 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 ...


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