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  • OPCW Issues Report on Technical Assistance Requested by the United Kingdom

    April 12, 2018

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) transmitted yesterday to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) the report of the OPCW’s mission to provide requested technical assistance in regard to the Salisbury incident on 4 March 2018. The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and ...

  • Yemen’s Houthis say launched drone attack on Saudi Aramco facility

    April 11, 2018

    Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco in southern Saudi Arabia – though the company said its plants there were operating “normally and safely”. The Houthis’ Al-Masirah TV channel did not say when the attack took place or give details of ...

  • U.S. Sees Wave Of New Cyber Attacks On Energy Infrastructure

    April 11, 2018

    In the past few weeks at least seven natural gas pipeline operators were the victims of hackers that targeted third-party communications system Latitude Technologies, causing service disruptions and breakdowns in electronic communications with customers–and that’s lucky. The hacks, while extremely concerning, did not disrupt the supply of gas to U.S. consumers, but the industry may not be ...

  • Algerian military plane crash death toll rises to 257

    April 11, 2018

    A total of 257 people have been killed after an Algerian military plane crashed near the country’s capital. The cause was unclear and an investigation has been launched, the country’s defence ministry said in a statement. It added that ten crew members and 247 passengers – mostly soldiers and their relatives – died in the crash. Read more… Source: ...

  • ‘Dark web’ targeted in crime crackdown by Government

    April 11, 2018

    Criminals are emboldened by the anonymity of the dark web, which has become a platform for horrific abuse, the Home Secretary will say today. New funding to crack down on the “dangerous” dark web will be launched by Amber Rudd in a speech at the Government’s flagship event for cybersecurity. Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

    April 10, 2018

    International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider taking military action over the incident. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the attack ...

  • Looking for work? East Midlands Airport is recruiting new security officers

    April 10, 2018

    East Midlands Airport is recruiting security officers before what promises to be a very busy summer – but you’ll have to apply quickly. The airport’s recruitment site says it is looking to train people who are interested in landing jobs within aviation security. No experience is necessary as successful candidates will be put through a Level 1 ...

  • Nigeria: Delta police detonate bomb on oil facility

    April 10, 2018

    The Delta State Police Command has safely detonated a two-kilogramme improvised explosive device (IED) at the Dibi tank farm in Escravos in Warri North. Commissioner of Police Muhammadu Mustafa, who briefed reporters yesterday, said the bomb was detonated on a Chevron facility. He said his men, acting on intelligence, discovered the IED at the base of the ...

  • ‘Cyber attack’ takes out national government’s IT

    April 10, 2018

    A nation’s entire government is staggering to its feet after being shut down for a week due to a “cyber attack”. The nation in question is Sint Maarten, an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is otherwise known as the southern “Dutch bit” of the Caribbean island Saint Martin and has an area of ...

  • Only 6 Indian airports have operational bomb detection squads, audit finds

    April 10, 2018

    Only six of the 59 airports guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the country have operational bomb detection and disposal squads, according to an audit by the paramilitary agency, raising concerns about safety measures. Only the security forces at the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin and Hyderabad are equipped to defuse and dispose off explosives, a Hindustan ...

  • Cyber Dam Busters could give Australia’s military an asymmetric edge

    April 9, 2018

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a “distinct battlefield edge” because it has fully integrated its military offensive capability into ADF operations. But a “modest” additional investment would give it “an asymmetric capability against future adversaries”, according to the International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). “Having synchronised operations with traditional ...

  • Botched upgrade at Belgian bank Argenta sparks phishing frenzy

    April 6, 2018

    Belgian bank Argenta has apologised for a botched tech plumbing upgrade that delayed transfers and confronted customers with incorrect balance data. The bank, which has 1.4 million Belgian customers, blamed the problems on post-upgrade issues with the data transfer mechanism between its two data centres, among other things. Read more… Source: The Register  



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