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Top News

  • Nigeria: FAAN Installs Liquid Explosive Detectors At Airports

    December 4, 2019

    The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is set to deploy new liquid explosive detection system at the airports. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said the detectors which are being introduced in major international airports across the country, would improve the security measures at airports, and effectively combat terrorism. Sirika said the system has been tested and inaugurated ...

  • 228 Arrests And Over 3800 Money Mules Identified In Global Action Against Money Laundering

    December 4, 2019

    Law enforcement authorities from 31 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), have stepped up their efforts to crack down on money mule schemes that rope in victims often unaware that the money they are sending is part of an elaborated money laundering scheme. The fifth European Money Mule Action (EMMA 5) took place between September – November 2019, ...

  • Strabane: Men arrested over mortar bomb find

    December 3, 2019

    Two men have been arrested by police investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb in County Tyrone in September. The device was found on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, on Saturday 7 September. At the time, police said the New IRA intended to fire the device into Strabane police station. Two 25-year-old men were arrested in ...

  • Police detonate bomb in Melbourne

    December 3, 2019

    An improvised explosive device found in a raid in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir has been detonated, police said. Victoria Police entered a house on Joan Court before 2pm on Tuesday and found the bomb along with four stolen cars and a motorcycle. Bomb response unit officers were deployed at the scene to conduct a safety ...

  • Wanted by the FBI: Jehad Serwan Mostafa

    December 2, 2019

    An up to $5 million reward is available for information leading to the arrest of an American citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List. Jehad Serwan Mostafa is an alleged leader with the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Mostafa, who is also known as Ahmed Gurey, has been indicted for his involvement with al Shabaab. Supervisory Special Agent ...

  • U.S. Department of Commerce is tightening IT, telecom supply chain security

    December 2, 2019

    The Department of Commerce has proposed a new rule to identify, evaluate and address business transactions involving the use of Chinese-made telecommunications gear in U.S. infrastructure Supporting the White House’s executive order to secure IT and communications supply chains, the rule would require the Commerce secretary to evaluate individual telecommunications equipment transactions, using a “case-by-case, fact-specific ...

  • UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing

    December 2, 2019

    UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at the Orano Melox site in France to see whether it can be converted into mixed oxide (mox) pellets. The samples arrived by sea in Cherbourg aboard the Pacific-Egret on 26 November and continued to the Melox site by road, French media reported ...

  • NSCN IED expert gunned down in Arunachal Pradesh

    December 2, 2019

    The deceased terrorist was identified as self-styled Major – Akham Chang. Chang, an IED expert, was associated with NSCN for the last 19 years. The Army gunned down a member of the Naga rebel group, National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation), after a gun fight in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district on Saturday evening, officials said on ...

  • Hospitality spends least on cyber-security shows sector-by-sector report

    December 1, 2019

    Despite repeated data breaches and hacking attempts, firms in the food and hospitality sector have spent the least on cyber-security in 2018-19, says a research report. Specops Software, analysing the findings from Gov.uk to see how much 1,091 UK firms from a range of sectors have invested in cyber-security during 2018-19, said firms in the sector ...

  • Security forces in Kashmir on high alert as militants plant locally made IEDs on roads to attempt Pulwama-like attack

    November 30, 2019

    Security forces in Kashmir have been put on high alert as militants have been planting locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roads in an attempt to repeat a Pulwama-like attack. The IEDs are being planted on roads frequently used by security forces. According to a police official, forces during a routine patrolling at Sempora in Pampore ...

  • The $6 Trillion Problem The Energy Industry Is Ignoring

    November 30, 2019

    Cybersecurity has long flown under the radar of the governments worldwide. Hackers are set to cost countries across the globe $6 trillion in the next two years, dwarfing the economic impact of natural disasters. And it’s not just small-timers sitting in a basement asking your grandmother for bitcoin, either. Independent and state-sponsored hackers alike are increasingly targeting major financial ...

  • London Bridge terror attack: Suspect wearing hoax explosives shot dead by police

    November 29, 2019

    The Met Police has confirmed the alleged attacker who was shot on London Bridge has died. They added the suspect was wearing a hoax explosive device. The police have also confirmed the alleged attack was a terrorist incident. The attacker was a convicted terrorist and was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation, according to The Times The ...

  • NCA: Cyber-crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

    November 29, 2019

    A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM RAT) from https://imminentmethods.net for as little as US$25. Once covertly installed on a victim’s computer, IM ...

  • Ransomware: Big paydays and little chance of getting caught means boom time for crooks

    November 29, 2019

    Ransomware will continue to plague organisations in 2020 because there’s little risk of the cyber criminals behind the network-encrypting malware attacks getting caught; so for them there’s only a small amount of risk, but a potentially large reward. During the last year, there’s been many examples of ransomware attacks where victims have given into the extortion demands of ...

  • Jordan, U.S. target microscopic threats

    November 29, 2019

    Adversaries are not always detectable by the human eye. They sometimes take the form of stealthy microns, traveling silently with the speed and direction of the wind. “Gas, gas, gas!” In preparation for unexpected chemical agent exposures, U.S. Army Soldiers, with Charlie (C) Troop, 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment (1-303 CAV), 96th Troop Command (96 TC), Washington ...


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