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  • Iran taking legal action on U.S. cyber-attacks: general

    October 6, 2019

    The Foreign Ministry has been taking legal actions against the United States over its cyber-attacks against Iran, says Head of the Civil Defense Organization Gholam Reza Jalali. “The Americans have had many cyber threats and measures against our country,” Brigadier General Jalali said, Tasnim reported on Sunday. “Naturally, legal consequences awaits them, which the legal section of ...

  • US to help secure Baltic energy grid against cyber attacks

    October 6, 2019

    The United States and Baltic states on Sunday agreed to beef up cooperation to protect the Baltic energy grid from cyber attacks as they disconnect from the Russian electricity grid. US Energy Secretary Rick Perry and his Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian counterparts termed the agreement “a critical moment for the Baltic States in strengthening cybersecurity” in ...

  • Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline damaged in bombing

    October 5, 2019

    Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline was damaged in a bomb attack, state-run oil company Ecopetrol (ECO.CN) said on Saturday, spilling crude into a nearby river. The attack took place in Orito municipality in Putumayo province, the company said in a statement. The pipeline was not functioning at the time of the attack, which affected the Guamues River, Ecopetrol said. It ...

  • A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

    October 3, 2019

    “Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, dashing from asphalt to the rear seat of an SUV, where he met an officer in padded ...

  • Blast heard in Baghdad’s Green Zone

    October 3, 2019

    An explosion was heard in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi security source said on Thursday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, told Anadolu Agency that the blast was caused by two rockets. No material or human losses were reported as a result of the suspected attack, ...

  • US Reopens Embassy in Somalia After 28 Years

    October 2, 2019

    The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia. The previous one had been closed in January 1991 during the country’s civil war. The new embassy building is located on the grounds of Mogadishu’s international airport. “The re-establishment of Embassy Mogadishu is another step forward in the resumption of U.S.-Somali relations,” read a statement issued by the ...

  • Explosion near polling station as Afghans vote for new president

    September 28, 2019

    An explosion has occurred near a polling station in the Afghan city of Kandahar just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president. A senior provincial government official said three people were injured by the blast. No militant group has claimed responsibility. The Taliban, which controls more of the country than ...

  • NIA recovers IED materials from Bengaluru module of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

    September 24, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency said on Tuesday that it has recovered Improvised Explosive Device materials from the Bengaluru module of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) which was busted this year. The items were seized based on the information provided by Jahidul Islam, one of the terror operatives held by the investigation agency, an NIA release said. These operatives, ...

  • NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance

    September 23, 2019

    NHS Digital has launched an organisation-wide cyber security campaign to provide staff with the most up-to-date guidance on how to avoid and mitigate potential cyber threats and data breaches. With the NHS being one of the biggest direct and indirect targets for cyber criminals, NHS Digital’s ‘Keep I.T. Confidential‘ campaign is hoping to educate the workforce on the ...

  • Rocket Attack Hits Near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

    September 23, 2019

    Iraqi security officials say at least two rockets have been fired into the capital’s fortified Green Zone, landing around one kilometer (a half-mile) from the U.S. Embassy. Residents heard the explosions followed by alert sirens that sounded briefly Monday night. The attack comes amid heightened tensions in the region following an attack on Saudi oil installations that ...

  • Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

    September 23, 2019

    Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams and buses are currently suspended to and from the station. People have been asked to follow directions from ...

  • Emirates first foreign airline to start biometric boarding for US flights

    September 21, 2019

    Emirates will become the first airline outside the US to use biometric technology approved by immigration authorities, so passengers on flights to its 12 US routes can cut time for security checks to two seconds. The airline got approval from the US Customs Border Protection (CBP) for the facial recognition checks at its departure gates and ...

  • Kuwait raises security alert level at oil and commercial ports: KUNA

    September 20, 2019

    Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Friday, citing a decision by Trade and Industry Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan. “The decision emphasizes that all measures have to be taken to protect the vessels and the ports facilities,” it said. The announcement comes ...

  • Modern cyber security bears great resemblance to the Titanic disaster, says Stena CISO

    September 19, 2019

    Magnus Carling, CISO of worldwide conglomerate Stena AB, likened modern cyber security practices to the oversights which led to the Titanic disaster in 1912. Speaking at Cloudsec 2019, Carling told attendees “the iceberg was innocent. It wasn’t the iceberg that made Titanic sink”, before drawing some obvious comparisons between the famous sinking and modern cyber attacks. Carling ...

  • IT Firm Manager Arrested in the Biggest Data Breach Case of Ecuador’s History

    September 18, 2019

    Ecuador officials have arrested the general manager of IT consulting firm Novaestrat after the personal details of almost the entire population of the Republic of Ecuador left exposed online in what seems to be the most significant data breach in the country’s history. Personal records of more than 20 million adults and children, both dead and ...


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