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  • Fire crews kept half a mile from Manchester bomb for two hours amid confusion over ‘gunman on loose’

    March 27, 2018

    Confusion over whether a gunman was on the loose after the Manchester Arena bombing meant specialist firefighters were not sent to the scene for more than two hours, a report has found. The fire service was left effectively “outside of the loop” of police and ambulance crews, so firefighters trained in first-aid and terror scenarios did ...

  • Mastermind behind EUR 1 billion cyber bank robbery arrested in Spain

    March 26, 2018

    The leader of the crime gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks targeting over a 100 financial institutions worldwide has been arrested in Alicante, Spain, after a complex investigation conducted by the Spanish National Police, with the support of Europol, the US FBI, the Romanian, Belarussian and Taiwanese authorities and private cyber security companies. Since ...

  • French ‘hero’ gendarme who swapped himself for hostage dies

    March 24, 2018

    A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France has died of his injuries, the interior minister said Saturday. Col. Arnaud Beltrame was among the first officers to respond to the attack on the supermarket in the south of France on Friday. ...

  • Egypt: Explosion hits near convoy of Alexandria security chief

    March 24, 2018

    An explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least two people, including a policeman, in what officials called an assassination attempt against the city’s security chief. The blast occurred near the Tolip Hotel on Saturday afternoon in Rushdi, a neighbourhood in Egypt’s second city, close to the motorcade of Major General Mostafa al-Nemr, the head ...

  • New joint cyber security centre launched in Sydney

    March 23, 2018

    A new joint cyber security centre that promotes collaboration across government, business and academia has launched in Sydney on 21 March by the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor. The new Sydney centre is part of the Australian Government’s A$47m Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) program, which facilitates stronger partnerships between 101 organisations across private ...

  • Gunman claiming links to Isis takes hostages at supermarket in southern France

    March 23, 2018

    A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in southwestern France on Friday. The latest reports say two people were feared dead in an incident French prosecutors are treating as a terror attack. Main Info Gunman opens fire and takes hostages in supermarket in Trèbes near Carcassonne Unconfirmed reports ...

  • Website of Russian MoD Hit by DDoS Attacks From Western Europe, North America

    March 22, 2018

    The Russian Defense Ministry said a total of 7 denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were carried out against its website on Thursday during the final vote on the names of new types of weaponry. “The site of the Russian Defense Ministry during the final vote for the names of the newest domestic weapons was subjected to a massive DDoS attack,” the ministry stated. The ...

  • Slingshot Malware ‘Was US Special Operations Spy Tool’

    March 22, 2018

    Malware discovered by Kaspersky Lab was developed by an elite group within the US military to spy on militants, officials say A highly advanced malware strain uncovered by Kaspersky Lab earlier this month was in fact developed by an elite US military unit, which was using it to track down militants associated with Islamic State and ...

  • US, Jordan launch new counterterrorism training centre

    March 22, 2018

    Jordan and the United States unveiled a counterterrorism training centre south of Amman on Thursday aimed at boosting the capacity of local forces in a region beset by conflict. The centre connected to the Jordanian Police Academy was opened in Suwaqah, 70 kilometres (43 miles) from the Jordanian capital. It aims to prepare security forces to cope ...

  • Old banking Trojan TrickBot has been taught new tricks

    March 22, 2018

    The TrickBot Trojan has been upgraded with new modules to make detection, and defense, more difficult. First discovered in 2016, TrickBot is a financial Trojan which targets the customers of major banks. The Trojan is most commonly connected to phishing campaigns which trick users into entering their credentials into phishing and fraudulent banking websites, designed to appear as legitimate ...

  • ‘Overwhelmed’ police forces taking days to respond to 999 calls

    March 22, 2018

    Some police forces are being “overwhelmed” and are unable to respond to urgent calls on time, the police watchdog has revealed. An examination of all 43 police forces across England and Wales by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has highlighted “major concern that policing is under significant stress”. The inspectorate said that, in some cases, victims of violence ...

  • UK MoD to focus on SMEs to raise supply chain cyber security

    March 21, 2018

    The Ministry of Defence continues to develop a joint initiative with industry aimed at raising the security posture throughout the UK’s defence supply chain, with increasing focus on SMEs Ensuring that all suppliers to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) meet the appropriate cyber security standards is a key requirement of the National Cyber Security Strategy, which ...



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