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  • UK: Officer shot dead at police custody centre in Croydon

    September 25, 2020

    A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the centre, where he was being searched, before producing a weapon and firing it at an officer and ...

  • Coronavirus second wave: Which countries in Europe are experiencing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases?

    September 23, 2020

    Some countries — such as Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia — are seeing higher case numbers in August than they did earlier in the year. Belgium, Italy and the UK — among Europe’s worst-hit countries — are seeing a resurgence but, so far at least, nothing like March and April. Of the three, the ...

  • US coronavirus deaths surpass 200,000, with cases once again rising

    September 23, 2020

    The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a ...

  • This is how an old television took out an entire village’s broadband for 18 months

    September 23, 2020

    Whether you are in a remote setting or living in a densely-populated city, the sudden disappearance of your internet connection can be incredibly frustrating. For the 400 residents of Aberhosan, a small rural village near Machynlleth, Wales, the loss of broadband and problems with their BT lines have occurred for 18 months, with signals simply vanishing ...

  • Ransomware gang targets Russian businesses in rare coordinated attacks

    September 23, 2020

    Security firm Group-IB says it identified a new cybercrime group that, for the past six months, has repeatedly and intentionally targeted Russian businesses with malware and ransomware attacks. Named OldGremlin, Group-IB says the hackers are behind targeted attacks with a new strain ransomware called TinyCryptor (aka decr1pt). “They have been trying to target only Russian companies so ...

  • Healthcare lags behind in critical vulnerability management, banks hold their ground

    September 22, 2020

    Vulnerability management is a key component of modern strategies to combat cyberattackers, but which industries perform well in this area? The general public faces phishing attempts, spam, malvertising, and more in their daily lives. However, in the business realm, successfully targeting major companies — including banks, industrial giants, and medical facilities — can be far more ...

  • CISA warns of notable increase in LokiBot malware

    September 22, 2020

    The US government’s cyber-security agency has issued a security advisory today warning federal agencies and the private sector about “a notable increase in the use of LokiBot malware by malicious cyber actors since July 2020.” The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said that its in-house security platform (the EINSTEIN Intrusion Detection System) has detected persistent ...

  • Competition Update: Innovative Research Call 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

    September 21, 2020

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking innovative proposals to develop and improve explosives and weapons detection capability. The Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection is funded and supported by the Home Office, Department for Transport (DfT), Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ...

  • Miami International Airport: Fly through security with new screening technology

    September 21, 2020

    Security screening at Miami International Airport in the post-COVID-19 era just got easier, thanks to the installation of seven state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners at six Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. Passengers traveling through a lane with a CT scanner will now be permitted to leave laptops and other electronic devices in their carry-on bags. The ...

  • Dirty money: World’s largest banks failing to stop money laundering on vast scale

    September 21, 2020

    Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world’s largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published Sunday, which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations. “Profits from deadly drug wars, fortunes embezzled from developing countries, and hard-earned savings stolen in a Ponzi scheme were all allowed to flow into and ...

  • Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Attack Indian Navy

    September 21, 2020

    India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda – including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media. “The NIA had learnt about an inter-state module of al-Qaeda operatives at various locations in India including West Bengal and Kerala. ...

  • Cyber Competition And Nonstate Actors In A Data-Rich World

    September 21, 2020

    Last year I got a parking ticket for lingering too long in a limited zone. Parking tickets are not sufficient reason to declare war on a city’s thinly veiled vehicular taxation scheme for the absentminded. And yet I wanted to. So instead of dutifully filling out the online payment form, I started searching for ways to ...

  • COVID-19: The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action

    September 21, 2020

    The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government’s chief scientific adviser has warned. Sir Patrick Vallance said that “would be expected to lead to about 200 deaths per day” a month after that. The briefing at Downing St comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson considers whether to introduce ...

  • Woman suspected of sending ricin-tainted package to Donald Trump at White House arrested at US-Canada border

    September 21, 2020

    A person suspected of sending an envelope addressed to White House that contained the poison ricin has been arrested, the FBI said Sunday. CBS News has learned the suspect, a woman, was apprehended at the New York-Canada border and is believed to have been trying to enter the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and ...

  • Warning of theft of radioactive source in northern Mexico

    September 20, 2020

    The device is so dangerous because it houses a radioactive source of Iridium, a chemical element that is a transition metal Civil Protection authorities remain under alert after the theft of a dangerous radioactive source in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, was revealed. The crime occurred this Saturday afternoon. Once the facts were confirmed, the police issued a risk ...

  • US govt orders federal agencies to patch dangerous Zerologon bug by Monday

    September 20, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division has ordered federal civilian agencies to install a security patch for Windows Servers, citing “unacceptable risk” posed by the vulnerability to federal networks. The DHS order was issued via an emergency directive, a rarely-used legal mechanism through which US government officials can force federal agencies into taking various actions. The ...

  • Hackers leak details of 1,000 high-ranking Belarus police officers

    September 20, 2020

    A group of hackers has leaked on Saturday the names and personal details of more than 1,000 high-ranking Belarusian police officers in response to violent police crackdowns against anti-government demonstrations. The leaked data included names, dates of birth, and the officers’ departments and job titles. Details for 1,003 police officers were leaked via a Google spreadsheet, with ...

  • Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

    September 19, 2020

    The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex, particularly when you consider that some of our cyber adversaries are nation states, the industry has a strong foundation of preparedness, resilience, and response. Though ...

  • Why the Department of Defense’s Cyber Security Strategy Is Worth Emulating

    September 18, 2020

    While 2020 has given the U.S. a multitude of challenges to manage simultaneously, a perennial pandemic that has been buried in the headlines must never be ignored — cyber breaches. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated cyber risks as corporations shifted operations to a nearly 100% virtual environment. This has created the perfect environment for cyber criminals, ...

  • Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital in Germany

    September 17, 2020

    A woman seeking emergency treatment for a life-threatening condition died after a ransomware attack crippled a nearby hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, and forced her to obtain services from a more distant facility, it was widely reported on Thursday. German authorities are investigating the unknown perpetrators on suspicion of negligent manslaughter, the Associated Press, German news outlet ...