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  • Europol: Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2020

    October 5, 2020

    The IOCTA is Europol’s flagship strategic product highlighting the dynamic and evolving threats from cybercrime. It provides a unique law enforcement focused assessment of emerging challenges and key developments in the area of cybercrime. We are grateful for the many contributions from our colleagues within European law enforcement community and to our partners in the ...

  • UK: People might have been infected after ‘IT failure’ missed 16,000 COVID cases, minister admits

    October 5, 2020

    People might have been infected with COVID-19 as a result of nearly 16,000 positive coronavirus cases being missed from the government’s test and trace scheme, a cabinet minister has admitted. Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey blamed an “IT failure” within Public Health England for a delay in the reporting of 15,841 COVID-19 cases in England. Ministers ...

  • German police say suspicious device found on train near Cologne not explosive

    October 3, 2020

    Police in Germany said on Saturday a suspicious device found on a regional train overnight near the western city of Cologne was not explosive and did not pose a threat. A statement said bomb specialists investigated the object, which contained nails and black powder, after it was discovered by a cleaner in a cardboard box hidden ...

  • Two North American hospitality merchants hacked in May and June

    October 3, 2020

    In a security alert published on Thursday, US payments processor Visa revealed that two North American hospitality merchants were hacked and had their system infected with point-of-sale (POS) malware earlier this year. POS malware is designed to infect Windows systems, seek POS applications, and then search and monitor the computer’s memory for payment card details that ...

  • 4G, 5G networks could be vulnerable to exploit due to ‘mishmash’ of old technologies

    October 2, 2020

    The next-generation wireless technology is expected to account for 21% of all wireless infrastructure investments over 2020. Pilots and official rollouts are underway worldwide — despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 — and many vendors now offer 5G-supporting devices in preparation for transitions from 4G to 5G. See also: 5G: BT picks Nokia to power networks ...

  • Covid: Donald Trump and Melania test positive

    October 2, 2020

    US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating. Mr Trump, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, wrote on Twitter: “We will get through this together.” It comes after Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides, tested positive. Mr Trump’s announcement comes just over ...

  • $500 million water infrastructure investment planned for Michigan

    October 1, 2020

    Michigan plans to spend $500 million on improving the state’s water infrastructure. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced MI Clean Water on Oct. 1, saying that it’s a step in the right direction after, “decades of underinvestment in Michigan’s infrastructure.” “The MI Clean Water investment will help us rebuild Michigan’s water infrastructure and will prioritize and invest directly into ...

  • Prague Airport Enhances Cyberattack Protection with New Cyber Security Operational Center

    October 1, 2020

    Václav Havel Airport Prague has launched operations of one of the most modern and technically advanced cyber security workplaces in the Czech Republic. The new Cyber Security Operational Centre (CSOC) is designed to strengthen the protection of the strategic infrastructure of the largest international airport in the country against cyberattacks and to prevent the misuse ...

  • Japan confirms outbreak of classical swine fever

    October 1, 2020

    According to reporting in Nippon.com, the current case is the first outbreak of the disease in nearly six months. Gunma Prefecture had gone nearly 26 years without a case of CSF until an outbreak was recorded in 2018. The government had taken steps to mitigate the outbreak, and started a vaccination programme for farmed pigs ...

  • Monkeypox – Democratic Republic of the Congo Disease outbreak news, 1 October 2020

    October 1, 2020

    From 1 January through 13 September 2020, a total of 4,594 suspected cases of monkeypox, including 171 deaths (case fatality ratio 3.7%), have been reported in 127 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first epidemic peak was observed at the beginning of March 2020 (epi ...

  • House passes three bills energy-related bills

    October 1, 2020

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills this week designed to enhance and secure the electric grid. One is the Cyber Sense Act of 2019 (H.R. 360), introduced by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH). It requires the Secretary of Energy to establish the Cyber Sense Program – a voluntary program to identify cyber-secure products that could ...

  • Afghanistan: Taliban Damages Kandahar-Uruzgan Highway – MoD

    October 1, 2020

    The Afghan Ministry of Defense said Thursday in a statement the Taliban insurgents destroyed major parts of the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway. According to the statement, the Taliban Wednesday night damaged most part of the road in Andlan area of Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar-Uruzgan highway, which is the main road for citizens traveling to any of ...

  • DASA UK Competition: Open Call for Innovation

    October 1, 2020

    What is the Open Call? The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition. What are we looking for? The Open ...

  • CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide

    September 30, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing a joint Ransomware Guide meant to be a one-stop resource for stakeholders on how to be proactive and prevent these attacks from happening and also a detailed approach on how to respond to an attack and ...

  • UK security sources warn New IRA ‘still dangerous’ after MI5 operation

    September 30, 2020

    Security sources in the UK have warned that the dissident republican grouping known as the New IRA is ‘still dangerous’ despite the efforts of a targeted MI5 operation. In August, eight men and two women were arrested as part of Operation Arabica, a joint initiative including the PSNI, An Garda Siochana and MI5 that targets the ...

  • Germany tightens 5G network security, may informally exclude Huawei

    September 30, 2020

    Government sources told media that an agreement had been reached to extend scrutiny of the governance and technology of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) vendors, in addition to scrutiny of core network vendors. According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, the coalition government agreed on the approach after two years of discussions. Under this plan, vendors will ...

  • 166 arrested in international crackdown against crime in Southeast Europe

    September 30, 2020

    A total of 34 countries teamed up last week to combat organised and serious international crime originating from Southeast Europe as part of joint action days (JAD). The four-day operation supported by Europol was aimed at tackling the facilitation of illegal immigration and the trafficking of firearms and drugs, which are key priorities of the European Multidisciplinary ...


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