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Top News

  • Spanish police arrest ‘most wanted’ ISIS suspect hiding out in Spanish lockdown

    April 22, 2020

    A former British rapper and notorious Islamic state suspect has been arrested in Spain, judicial sources said on Wednesday. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from west London who once posted an image of himself holding a severed head on Twitter, has been arrested in the southern coastal city of Almeria, the source said. Police had on Tuesday announced ...

  • APT32 Targeting Wuhan Government and Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management

    April 22, 2020

    From at least January to April 2020, suspected Vietnamese actors APT32 carried out intrusion campaigns against Chinese targets that Mandiant Threat Intelligence believes was designed to collect intelligence on the COVID-19 crisis. Spear phishing messages were sent by the actor to China’s Ministry of Emergency Management as well as the government of Wuhan province, where COVID-19 ...

  • State-backed phishing targets U.S. Government employees with fast food lures

    April 22, 2020

    More than a dozen state-backed hacking groups are actively targeting U.S. Government employees and healthcare organizations in phishing campaigns that use lures designed to take advantage of the fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. “TAG has specifically identified over a dozen government-backed attacker groups using COVID-19 themes as lure for phishing and malware attempts—trying to get their targets to ...

  • Studying How Cybercriminals Prey on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 22, 2020

    With the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, interest is high in related topics. Accordingly, Unit 42 researchers found an immense increase in coronavirus-related Google searches and URLs viewed since the beginning of February. Cybercriminals are looking to profit from such trending topics, disregarding ethical concerns, and in this particular case preying on the misfortunes of ...

  • Coronavirus: The 5G conspiracy theory just won’t go away – here’s why it’s nonsense

    April 21, 2020

    As a scientifically impossible conspiracy theory linking the deployment of 5G radio antennas to the coronavirus pandemic refuses to go away, Sky News explains why it is nonsense. According to the conspiracy theories the symptoms of COVID-19 are caused by electromagnetic radiation and not by a virus. These claims have now been tied to dozens of attacks ...

  • Home-made bomb delivered to Hong Kong police chief’s office in envelope

    April 20, 2020

    Hong Kong’s police chief received an improvised explosive device at his headquarters on Monday, though no one was injured and evacuation was deemed unnecessary. At an afternoon press briefing, police said the attack represented an “open challenge” and warned against home-grown terrorism, saying the device was similar to ones used by overseas terror groups. The home-made bomb ...

  • The Growing Threat Posed by Accelerationism and Accelerationist Groups Worldwide

    April 20, 2020

    As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps to strike at their perceived foes. White supremacist extremists see the pandemic as confirmation of many of the movement’s preexisting beliefs, and as ...

  • Greek Cops Find Terrorist Weapons Cache, Linked to Kurdish Group

    April 20, 2020

    Greek anti-terrorism police said they apprehended 26 people in raids in the capital that found a terrorist batch of heavy weapons, including anti-tank arms, tied to Kurds from Turkey living in the country. A police statement said the raids in two central Athens locations followed cooperation with Greece’s secret service. Press reports said and there was ...

  • Many problems with cyber security of Schipihol’s border control: Court of Audit

    April 19, 2020

    Schiphol is very vulnerable to cyber attacks, the Court of Audit concluded after investigating the cyber security of the border control systems the Koninklijke Marechaussee uses at the airport. Two of the three systems are not properly protected against cyber attacks, NOS reports. Systems at Schiphol are hardly ever tested for how well they can stand ...

  • Dogs Are Joining the Fight Against COVID-19 By Learning to Sniff Out the Virus

    April 19, 2020

    For years, dogs have been helping to keep humans safe by sniffing out narcotics, improvised explosive devices, pests, natural disasters, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and now—yes, you guessed it—the novel coronavirus. A medical charity in England that has successfully trained dogs to detect malaria is now attempting to train man’s best friend to identify the smell of COVID-19. The charity, ...

  • Man ‘caught making a bomb’ in sleepy East Yorkshire village

    April 18, 2020

    Wayne Rendle, 34, of Nettleton Garth in Burstwick, East Yorkshire has been sent for trial at Hull Crown Court accused of possession of cannabis, making an improvised explosive device, criminal damage and possession of an improvised explosive device. He will appear for trial on May 13 this year. Daniel Thomas , 51, of Nornabell Street in Hull attended Hull ...

  • Prague Airport says thwarted several cyber attacks; hospitals also targeted

    April 18, 2020

    Prague Airport and a regional Czech hospital said on Saturday they had thwarted cyber attacks on their IT networks, reinforcing warnings by the national cyber security watchdog of likely attempts to harm the country’s infrastructure. “Attempted attacks on web pages of the airport were detected in preparatory phases,” the airport’s spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. ...


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