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Top News

  • Australian guilty of plane bomb plot involving meat grinder

    May 1, 2019

    A man has been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up an Etihad flight in a terror attack, using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder. Khaled Khayat, 51, conspired to bring down the flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017, a jury ruled on Wednesday. He had pleaded not guilty. The plot was ...

  • Unprotected Database Exposes Personal Info of 80 Million American Households

    April 30, 2019

    A team of security researchers has claims to have found a publicly-accessible database that exposes information on more than 80 million U.S. households—nearly 65 percent of the total number of American households. Discovered by VPNMentor’s research team lead by hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, the unsecured database includes 24GB of extremely detailed information about individual ...

  • Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

    April 30, 2019

    A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit made the package safe. A 33-year old man has been arrested and was ...

  • How We’ll Stop Chemical Attacks

    April 28, 2019

    DARPA has been testing equipment that can detect chemical ingredients in weapons and explosives—before they’re used against us. And it’s almost ready to go. The scene isn’t all that hard to imagine. It’s Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest sporting event, is underway. At least four-hundred thousand fans are standing, stomping and screaming. Far ...

  • ISIS ‘plans new wave of UK and Europe terror attacks’ using ‘crocodile cells’, MI5 fears

    April 28, 2019

    MI5 is investigating Isis plans to carry out a new wave of attacks across the UK and Europe using ‘crocodile cells’ made up of sleeper operatives. It comes amid revelations that a ringleader of Sri Lanka’s Easter massacre was ‘mentored’ by a group of notorious British Isis fighters, including the killer known as Jihadi John, when travelling to Syria to prepare ...

  • Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline bombed for seventh time in 2019

    April 27, 2019

    Colombia’s Trasandino oil pipeline was bombed late on Friday in western Narino province, spilling crude into a nearby stream, state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said, the seventh time it has been attacked this year. The attack took place in Casas Frias in the municipality of Pupiales, causing oil to leak into La Pinuela water source, Ecopetrol ...

  • Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombing

    April 26, 2019

    The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday. Police said on an official Twitter account that Mohamed Zahran, ...

  • GCHQ To Work With Banks To Thwart Fraud, Cyber Attacks

    April 25, 2019

    British intelligence joins the fight against bank fraud and cyber attacks as it seeks to work more closely with businesses The UK’s top secret eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, has joined the fight against fraud and cyber attacks experienced by British businesses and financial institutions. GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming has reportedly said that the agency will begin sharing intelligence ...

  • China’s Pig Pandemic Should Worry Everyone

    April 24, 2019

    It’s a familiar and ominous story. A deadly pathogen with no known cure begins spreading in China. Rather than acknowledge the problem, officials throughout the Chinese government shut down media coverage, while under-reporting infection and mortality rates for fear of career and political repercussions. Just as the true scale of the epidemic emerges, Chinese officials declare ...

  • ‘Cyber Warriors’ selected to defend critical infrastructure

    April 23, 2019

    The National Guard is standing up cyber warriors to protect the vulnerable critical infrastructure in the communities where they serve. A team of 10 Ohio National Guard cyber warriors has been selected to participate in a pilot program designed to protect critical infrastructure that services military installations. The Ohio National Guard Cyber Mission Assurance Team (CMAT) ...

  • Ebola doctor killed as violence hampers response to outbreak in DRC

    April 23, 2019

    A World Health Organization doctor has been killed by armed militia when a hospital at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was stormed by rebels. According to IMA World Health, an American aid group, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist from Cameroon, was killed when armed individuals in civilian clothes burst into a conference ...

  • Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

    April 23, 2019

    With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyberwar, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk. This is according to GECI, an international tactical cybersecurity company now launching its portfolio of cybersecurity solutions in South Africa. After Europe, GECI has chosen to expand ...

  • Huawei will help build Britain’s 5G network, despite security concerns

    April 23, 2019

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed off on letting Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei help build “non-core” parts of the country’s 5G infrastructure, including antennas and other network components, according to The Telegraph. The decision was made today by the National Security Council, of which May is the chair, and has drawn considerable criticism from other UK ...

  • FBI: BEC Scam Losses Almost Double To Reach $1.2 Billion

    April 23, 2019

    Overall, in 2018 the FBI received more than 351k reported scams with losses exceeding $2.7 billion. Business email compromise (BEC) scams are squeezing more money than ever out of victims, with losses from the attacks almost doubling year-over-year in 2018 to reach $1.2 billion. That’s according to the FBI’s annual Internet Crime Report (IC3) for 2018, which ...

  • As hackers get smarter, America’s energy industry is shoring up its defenses

    April 22, 2019

    America is under attack. Every day, we’re besieged by a group of enemy combatants. Nameless, faceless, and spread throughout the world, this group is united by a single aim: to upend American life as we know it. These attackers are not soldiers or terrorists in the traditional sense. They are hackers, on a mission to cause ...

  • Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290 after bombings hit churches and hotels

    April 22, 2019

    The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks. About 500 people are injured and at least 35 foreigners are among the dead. The ...



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