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  • Chinese military to replace Windows OS amid fears of US hacking

    May 28, 2019

    Amidst an escalating trade war and political tensions with the US, Beijing officials have decided to develop a custom operating system that will replace the Windows OS on computers used by the Chinese military. The decision, while not made official through the government’s normal press channels, was reported earlier this month by Canada-based military magazine Kanwa Asian ...

  • Japan to restrict foreign investment for domestic tech and telco companies

    May 28, 2019

    The Japanese government announced on Monday that it will tighten the rules for foreign investors that are looking to buy into domestic tech companies. The new rules, set to be effective August 1, add 20 industries onto an approval list where foreign investors will be required to gain approval from the Japanese government if they are ...

  • Afghan forces seize 1000 kgs of explosives, foil deadly attack in Kabul city

    May 27, 2019

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have recently seized 1000 kilograms of explosives during an operation in Kabul city. A military source said Monday that the Afghan special force conducted a raid in Kabul city and seized 500kg of explosives. Without providing further added that source further added that the Special Forces also detained three suspected ...

  • Nepal explosions kill four in capital Kathmandu

    May 26, 2019

    At least four people died and seven others were injured in three explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, officials say. The three blasts – one in the centre and two on the outskirts – took place on Sunday afternoon local time. Improvised or crude explosive devices are believed to have been used to set off the blasts, ...

  • France Lyon: ‘Parcel bomb’ injures people

    May 24, 2019

    A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring at least eight people, local media report. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street seemed to have suffered superficial injuries to the lower limbs, one report says. Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived. French President Emmanuel Macron has ...

  • Londonderry alert: Petrol bombs thrown at police officers

    May 24, 2019

    Police in Londonderry are continuing to question a 12-year-old boy and two 17-year-olds after officers were attacked with petrol bombs during a security alert. Five petrol bombs were thrown after a suspicious device was found near a polling station in the Galliagh area. The device close to St Paul’s Primary School was later declared an elaborate hoax. Police ...

  • Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

    May 24, 2019

    At least three people have been killed and 28 wounded after a bomb exploded at a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. The explosion took place inside a mosque before Friday prayers, city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Al Jazeera by phone, adding that at least three of the wounded were in critical condition. Local ...

  • Defence Secretary commits £22m to fund Army cyber operations centres

    May 24, 2019

    The government has pledged £22 million to fund the creation of cyber operations centres for the British Army in order to boost the military’s offensive cyber capabilities. The number of centres and their locations has yet to be confirmed, but their construction is slated to start next year with the centres commencing their operations at some ...

  • Baltimore ransomware attack cripples public services

    May 23, 2019

    The city of Baltimore has been locked out of its online services for more than two weeks after thousands of government computers were infected with ransomware. The hack, which was first discovered on 7 May, has shut down a number of government services, including those for paying tax, parking tickets and water bills, and has prevented ...

  • IoT cyber attacks cost UK economy £1bn each year

    May 23, 2019

    Cyber attacks targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices could cost the UK’s economy £1 billion annually, according to research. IoT devices are seen as “low-hanging fruit” by cyber criminals who seek to take advantage of the technologies weak security measures. Research from Dutch software firm Irdeto found that IoT attacks cost UK businesses £244,000 on average last year, ...

  • London Underground to begin tracking passengers through Wi-Fi hotspots

    May 23, 2019

    Transport for London (TfL) is planning to roll out a system to track commuters making use of public Wi-Fi hotspots across the London Underground in coming months. The UK transport agency said on Wednesday that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on 8 July 2019,” with improved customer services — including warnings over delays and station congestion — ...

  • UK says it warned 16 NATO allies of Russian hacking activities

    May 23, 2019

    The UK has shared information on Russian hacking attacks with 16 NATO allies over the last 18 months, a British government official said today. “I can disclose that in the last 18 months, the National Cyber Security Centre has shared information and assessments with 16 NATO Allies – and even more nations outside the Alliance – ...

  • The British Army’s psyops unit 77 Brigade is still falling short of recruiting targets

    May 23, 2019

    The British Army’s psyops unit 77 Brigade is still falling short of recruiting targets, despite cyber skills being bigged up repeatedly by the military and government. The unit – whose remit covers information operations, psyops and similar shady things – has continued its struggle to attract part-time recruits, according to figures released under the Freedom of ...

  • Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

    May 23, 2019

    The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark web to download. Tennessee-based Perceptics prides itself as “the sole provider of stationary LPRs [license plate ...

  • New York National Guard Soldiers hone domestic nuclear disaster response skills at Guard Response exercise

    May 23, 2019

    One hundred and sixty New York Army National Guard Soldiers spent May 8-16 honing their emergency response skills during exercise Guardian Response 2019 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Guardian Response exercises validate Army units ability to support state and local authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. New York Army National Guard Soldiers ...

  • New FAA rules for recreational drone flyers introduce temporary no-fly zones and a training requirement

    May 22, 2019

    According to the United States FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Report for 2019, the number of unmanned drones is expected to double in the next twelve months from roughly 1.2 million aircraft to nearly 2.4 million aircraft. While commercial drone activity continues to grow, especially as higher-end drone capabilities go down in price, recreational drone usage is also ...



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