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Top News

  • Brazil’s Banking Trojans Go Global

    July 15, 2020

    Malware that is typically used in Brazil is expanding its geography, targeting users in North America, Europe and elsewhere in Latin America. Banking trojans, which steal online banking logins and other financial credentials from unsuspecting victims, are  fairly common – but the more sophisticated examples are often pioneered in Brazil. According to Kaspersky researchers, four Brazilian banking-trojan families ...

  • Second Catalan politician says phone was targeted by spyware

    July 14, 2020

    A second prominent member of Catalan’s pro-independence movement has revealed he was warned that his mobile phone was targeted using spyware. The development is likely to bolster calls for an investigation into the possible use of hacking technology by Spanish authorities. Ernest Maragall, an MP in the regional parliament and a former member of the European parliament ...

  • Huawei 5G ban: UK networks must strip out equipment by 2027

    July 14, 2020

    UK mobile networks have been told they cannot buy any more 5G equipment from Huawei after the end of this year, and that they must remove the Chinese networking company’s technology from their 5G networks by the end of 2027. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Following US sanctions against Huawei and updated technical advice from our ...

  • Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

    July 14, 2020

    Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for Southern Africa. The Islamic State-inspired Ahlu-Sunnah Wal Jama’at (Al-Sunnah) has been attacking Cabo Delgado inhabitants since 2017, killing over 1 000 people to date. Al-Sunnah ...

  • A hacker is selling details of 142 million MGM hotel guests on the dark web

    July 14, 2020

    The MGM Resorts 2019 data breach is much larger than initially reported, and is now believed to have impacted more than 142 million hotel guests, and not just the 10.6 million that ZDNet initially reported back in February 2020. The new finding came to light over the weekend after a hacker put up for sale the ...

  • “Third party failures can cost companies as much as £783 million per incident” reports Deloitte

    July 14, 2020

    ONE-IN-TWO companies believe the cost of a third party risk incident – such as a supply chain failure, a data privacy breach or some form of disruption to IT services – has at least doubled in the past five years. Research conducted by Deloitte shows that companies estimate such an incident would cost them somewhere ...

  • Yemen’s Houthis say Saudi oil facility hit in overnight attack

    July 13, 2020

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have attacked a large oil facility in an industrial complex south of the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan as part of an overnight operation. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis said on Monday it intercepted and destroyed four missiles and six bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi rebels towards the kingdom. The missiles ...

  • Teenager dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia sparking fears of spread

    July 13, 2020

    A boy aged 15 has died from bubonic plague in Mongolia as dozens of people who contacted him are in isolation over the deadly disease. The fatality comes as Russia and China were warned that they are vulnerable to the spread of the Black Death. The unnamed teenager had a high fever after eating marmot meat with ...

  • UK: Facility Managers warned on airborne Covid-19 threat

    July 13, 2020

    UK: BESA has urged facilities managers to revisit building ventilation strategies to minimise possible transmission risks as more buildings reopen following the Covid-19 lockdown. The call follows the World Health Organisation’s acknowledgement of the threat from the airborne transmission of the coronavirus. Concerned about “super spreader” events in enclosed environments, the WHO has recommended that good ...

  • India, patients are turned away as Covid-19 causes healthcare collapse

    July 13, 2020

    India struggles to keep its crumbling healthcare system afloat amid the drastic rise in coronavirus cases, making it the third worst-hit country globally. India had 200,000 active coronavirus cases on the 2nd of June. It took just over a month to more than triple the figure and reach 700,000 patients in the first week of July. Read ...

  • Nigeria’s Energy Security Dilemma

    July 13, 2020

    The Republic of Nigeria possesses ample opportunity to contribute significant supply of oil and natural gas to global energy demand; however, because of internal hindrances, Nigeria lacks the capacity to utilize its natural resources. Between sectarian insurgencies in the Borno State, rampant government corruption, lack of energy and social infrastructure, and minimal financial incentive for ...

  • UK Huawei decision to be based on security

    July 13, 2020

    Justice minister Robert Buckland says Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network. “National security comes first … and I know that the NSC (National Security Council) and the whole of government will be placing a huge priority on our national security,” he ...


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