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  • Parsons Green: Tube bomb parts ‘from Asda and Aldi’

    March 7, 2018

    A bomb designed to cause “carnage” and planted on a London Underground train was made with materials sourced from Asda and Aldi a court has heard. An Old Bailey jury heard commuters faced “a furnace engulfed in flames” when the device exploded at Parsons Green during London’s rush hour. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused ...

  • Insecure by design: What you need to know about defending critical infrastructure

    March 7, 2018

    Patching security vulnerabilities in industrial control systems (ICS) is useless in most cases and actively harmful in others, ICS security expert and former NSA analyst Robert M. Lee of Dragos told the US Senate in written testimony last Thursday. The “patch, patch, patch” mantra has become a blind tenet of faith in the IT security realm, but ...

  • As terrorists turn to ‘lone-wolf’ attacks, TSA adjusts its tactics

    March 7, 2018

    The face of terrorism has evolved from the coordinated, carefully plotted events of 9/11 to a helter-skelter approach where lone wolves use low-tech means to attack soft targets, according to one of the officials charged with keeping the traveling public safe. “We face ambitious adversaries who are continuously looking for a point of attack and waiting ...

  • Cobra committee to discuss spy poisoning mystery

    March 7, 2018

    The Home Secretary will chair an emergency meeting of the Government’s Cobra committee as the Russian spy poisoning mystery threatens to become a security and diplomatic crisis. Amber Rudd is coming under pressure from senior MPs to launch an inquiry into claims that 14 suspicious deaths in recent years are potentially connected to Russian intelligence services. And as Sergei ...

  • EC to boost cyber security support and collaboration

    March 6, 2018

    Cyber threats are “border blind”, so the best way to deal with them is to better coordinate the response, according to Julian King, European commissioner for the security union. “We need to do that both internationally and at a European level, which is what we are doing,” he told the cyber threat intelligence track at the Security ...

  • Booby trap bomb sparks NI police car fire

    March 6, 2018

    A booby trap bomb has partially exploded in Northern Ireland, setting a police officer’s car on fire, security sources say. Army bomb disposal officers have been called to the scene. Sky News understands the female driver of the vehicle is a serving police officer. She escaped without injury. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) says the incident ...

  • MPs demand water industry inquiry after thousands left without water

    March 5, 2018

    Furious MPs have called for a public inquiry after 20,000 homes in London were left without water. Homes and businesses affected are having to use bottled water while work continues to fix leaks and repair burst pipes following a thaw in temperatures after last week’s cold weather. In the Commons, Thames Water was criticised for failing to ...

  • UK Government To Seek Post-Brexit EU Data Protection Agreement

    March 5, 2018

    Tech firms said they welcome the government’s latest data protection plans, which could see an ongoing EU-level role for Britain’s information commissioner UK technology ndmpanies have welcomed a commitment by the government to seek a broader role for Britain in the ongoing development of European data protection policy after exit from the European Union, as laid out in ...

  • US-UK Talks May Point Toward Biometric Airport Screening in Britain

    March 5, 2018

    High-level discussions between US and UK government authorities may point toward the rise of biometric border screening the latter as such efforts continue to intensify in America. The roundtable discussion was held between Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Amber Rudd, the UK’s Home Secretary, as well as leaders from the aviation industry. Commenting ...

  • Saltburn ‘explosion’ leaves 25,000 homes without power

    March 5, 2018

    A suspected explosion at an electricity substation left more than 25,000 properties on Teesside without power. Fire crews were called to Windsor Road in Saltburn, shortly before 19:00 GMT. No injuries were reported, but large areas of Saltburn, Redcar and Hartlepool were affected. Northern Powergrid said it had restored power remotely to 22,000 customers within 25 minutes and ...

  • Three arrested as police investigate report of bomb at Sheffield house

    March 4, 2018

    Police investigating a report of a suspected bomb at a Sheffield house have arrested three people. Officers rushed to Abbey Lane, in Beauchief, after receiving a report there could be a possible improvised explosive device at a house on the road. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of making an IED ...

  • Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach Resort

    March 3, 2018

    The U.S. issued a security alert after explosives were found aboard a passenger ferry near the beach resort of Cancun in Mexico, one week after a blast on a boat owned by the same person injured dozens of tourists. U.S. government employees are prohibited from using all tourist ferries in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and ...


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