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  • Missile launcher found in man’s luggage at Baltimore airport

    July 29, 2019

    A missile launcher was found in a man’s luggage after he tried to bring it back from Kuwait “as a souvenir”, US federal officials said. The military grade weapon was seized at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said. TSA officers called airport police who found the man and detained him for questioning. The unidentified ...

  • Dissident republicans ‘lure police to deadly explosive booby-trap near a bus stop in Northern Ireland

    July 28, 2019

    Dissident republicans are believed to have lured police to a bomb disguised as a fired mortar near a bus stop in Northern Ireland on Friday. The explosive, found on a footpath in Craigavon, Co Armagh, was set up to detonate if moved or touched, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said. It said a call to a Belfast newspaper that a mortar had ...

  • Two North Carolina bomb squad agents injured after explosive materials blew-up during the search of a man’s home

    July 26, 2019

    Two North Carolina bomb squad agents were injured during the search of a man’s home after he was pulled over for having homemade explosives in his car. The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) agents were assisting Sampson County Sheriff’s Office investigate a rural area southeast of Raleigh when the materials exploded on Friday. Assistant Special Agent in ...

  • US resumes nuclear, chemical attack response training to BFP personnel

    July 26, 2019

    United States is continuing to capacitate the Philippines to build its capability in responding to threats and attacks related to the use of chemical and nuclear weapons. A news statement from the US Embassy in Manila said that personnel of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) have been training members of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) ...

  • Ransomware incident leaves some Johannesburg residents without electricity

    July 25, 2019

    A ransomware infection at an electricity provider in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and financial capital, has left some of its residents without power. The ransomware infection impacted City Power — a provider of pre-paid electric power for Johannesburg residents and local companies. The malware encrypted the company’s database, internal network, web apps, and ...

  • Louisiana governor declares state emergency after local ransomware outbreak

    July 25, 2019

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has activated a state-wide state of emergency in response to a wave of ransomware infections that have hit multple school districts. The ransomware infections took place this week and have impacted the school districts of three North Louisiana parishes — Sabine, Morehouse, and Ouachita. IT networks are down at all three school ...

  • NSA to establish a defense-minded division named the Cybersecurity Directorate

    July 23, 2019

    The National Security Agency announced today plans to establish a new defense-minded cyber-security division that will focus on defending the US against foreign cyber-threats. This new division, which will be named the Cybersecurity Directorate, will become operational on October 1, later this year. Anne Neuberger will be the division’s first Director of Cybersecurity. She will report directly ...

  • IED blast kills one in Turkey’s southeast

    July 23, 2019

    Two civilian vehicles on their way to pick up military personnel in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province were targeted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on Tuesday. The explosion killed one of the drivers and severely injured the other. The deceased was identified as Ilhami Celik, added the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on ...

  • EgyptAir executive says no ‘logical reason’ for British Airways cancellations to Cairo

    July 23, 2019

    An executive of state-owned EgyptAir said on Tuesday that British Airways’ decision to suspend flights to Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for several days was “without a logical reason.” The vice chairman of EgyptAir Holding Co, Sherif Ezzat Badrous, told reporters at a ceremony marking the delivery of the carrier’s newest Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliner that ...

  • Lancaster University students’ data stolen by cyber-thieves

    July 23, 2019

    Students’ personal data has been stolen in a “sophisticated and malicious” phishing attack at Lancaster University. Officials said the information had been used to send bogus invoices to applicants. “A very small number” of student records, phone numbers and ID documents were also accessed, it said. The breach has been reported to police and the Information Commissioner’s Office. In ...

  • CISA supply chain assessment hits the home stretch

    July 22, 2019

    The recently established Federal Acquisition Security Council is ramping up resources to help agencies better understand and manage their supply chain security risks. FASC “is going to serve as the governance structure to elevate the security within federal acquisition processes” the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Bob Kolasky said at a July 16 FCW briefing on ...

  • French army will employ sci-fi writers to predict cyber threats

    July 22, 2019

    The French military is to assemble a team of science fiction writers to imagine possible future cyber threats and inject innovation into cyber defence. This will be a small group, known as the “Red Team” which will be comprised of four or five science fiction writers and or futurists. The team will be hired to “propose ...

  • Massive 7.5TB breach reveals secret Russian IT projects

    July 22, 2019

    Hackers breached the server of a major contractor working on behalf of the Russian intelligence service before stealing 7.5TB of sensitive data and sharing this freely with other hackers and journalists. Attackers infiltrated the company network of SyTech on 13 July, according to BBC Russia, and began a process of copying data while deleting masses of it. ...

  • Pakistan: Nine people killed in complex attack involving female suicide bomber

    July 21, 2019

    At least nine people have been killed and 30 others were injured in Pakistan after a complex attack involving a suicide bomber, believed to be a woman wearing a burqa. The bomber struck outside a hospital as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting targeting police. The assault in Dera Ismail Khan, early on ...

  • British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

    July 20, 2019

    British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”. Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told that it was cancelled – and that there would be no alternative flights for a week. The airline did not specify what the security issue ...

  • Hong Kong police find explosives on eve of latest protests

    July 20, 2019

    Police in Hong Kong are warning of possible violence on the eve of another mass protest against a controversial extradition bill after making “the largest seizure” of explosives in the territory. The seizure came on the day that thousands of pro-government supporters took part in a rally. Millions in the former British colony have thronged the streets since 9 ...

  • Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

    July 19, 2019

    Internet service providers (ISPs) based in Kazakhstan are being instructed to force their users to install government-issued root certificates on their devices to allow agencies to intercept web traffic. The increasingly-widespread Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) refers to the transmission of data, ordinarily channelled via HTTP, sent instead over an encrypted connection. It’s said to raise the level ...

  • UK Public sector workers to receive biggest pay rise in six years

    July 19, 2019

    Public sector workers including teachers, soldiers and police officers will reportedly be given pay rises above inflation as part of new government plans. Theresa May is expected to make the announcement next week as one of her final acts as prime minister, according to The Times. The proposed pay rise, which will come at a cost of ...


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