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  • New developments suggest coronavirus incubation could be longer than 14 days, as global infections rise

    February 23, 2020

    There are some indications that the incubation period for the coronavirus could be longer than 14 days, with patients testing positive after much longer quarantine periods, researchers said. The rush to understand the virus came as infections rose in South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy. The head of the World Health Organization warned that the window ...

  • Libya: LNA says Tripoli port attack targeted Turkish weapons

    February 19, 2020

    Rebel group the Libyan National Army (LNA) says it bombed a vessel carrying weapons from Turkey in Tripoli’s port, an attack that led the UN-recognised government to call off peace negotiations in Switzerland. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) pulled out of the talks after a barrage of rocket fire on Tuesday hit the key ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 30

    February 19, 2020

    No new countries reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. WHO is working with an international network of statisticians and mathematical modelers to estimate key epidemiologic parameters of COVID19, such as the incubation period (the time between infection and symptom onset), case fatality ratio (CFR, the proportion of cases that die), and the serial ...

  • Gunmen attack bus in Mandera County, Kenya

    February 19, 2020

    A Moyale Raha bus headed to Nairobi from Mandera was Wednesday attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. At least three passengers were killed in the attack which occurred at Sarman area in Mandera North County. The management of Moyale Raha bus company said the vehicle left Mandera town in the morning and was sprayed with bullets while on ...

  • 737 Max: Debris found in new planes’ fuel tanks

    February 19, 2020

    Boeing’s crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new potential safety issue as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which were in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines. The head of Boeing’s 737 programme has told employees that the discovery was “absolutely unacceptable”. A Boeing spokesman said the company did not see the ...

  • Egypt building new wall along Gaza border

    February 18, 2020

    Egyptian security and military forces are working around the clock to build a new concrete wall on the Egyptian side of the border with the besieged Gaza Strip which they aim to have completed by mid-2020, Palestinian sources told Middle East Eye. Egypt embarked on the first stage of construction on 27 January in the area ...

  • Afghan Special Forces seized a large cache of explosives in Ghazni

    February 15, 2020

    The Afghan Special Forces arrested a Pakistani family during an operation in Ghazni province during which they seized a large cache of explosives belonging to Taliban. The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces discovered and seized the cache during a raid in Geru district. The statement further added that the Special Forces confiscated ...

  • Gaza group strikes targets in Palestinian territories in new cyberattack wave

    February 13, 2020

    A new cyberspying campaign has been detected in the Middle East which is going after victims in Palestinian territories. An investigation into the attacks, conducted by the Cybereason Nocturnus team and made public on Thursday, suggests that one of the Gaza Cybergang groups — also known as MoleRATs — is potentially responsible. Tracked by Kaspersky as three separate factions ...

  • More letter bombs found at Dutch offices

    February 13, 2020

    A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam on Thursday and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this week. No-one was hurt in the incident at an Amsterdam branch of ING Bank, a spokeswoman for the bank said, although police said ...

  • NERC CIP compliance in Azure

    February 12, 2020

    When I did my first North American Electric Reliability Corporation—Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance project it was 2009. NERC CIP was at version 3. It was the first mandatory cybersecurity standard that the utility I was working for had to meet. As it does today, the Bulk Electric System (BES) had the responsibility to ...

  • WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 23

    February 12, 2020

    No new countries reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. WHO has published key considerations for repatriation and quarantine of travellers in relation to COVID-19. More information can be found here. The UN activated a Crisis Management Team (CMT) on the COVID-19 outbreak, to be led by WHO. The WHO Director-General nominated Dr Mike Ryan, ...

  • Data Protection Authority Investigates Avast for Selling Users’ Browsing History

    February 12, 2020

    On Tuesday, the Czech data protection authority announced an investigation into antivirus company Avast, which was harvesting the browsing history of over 100 million users and then selling products based on that data to a slew of different companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot. The move comes after a joint Motherboard and PCMag investigation uncovered details of the ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces need technology, strategy to prevent IED attacks

    February 12, 2020

    Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, on Wednesday said the use of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) is gaining attention both in India and the world as it requires minimum effort and stressed that security forces should have the technology and strategy to prevent such attacks in the future. “Use of IEDs is ...

  • FBI: BEC scams accounted for half of the cyber-crime losses in 2019

    February 11, 2020

    The FBI received 467,361 internet and cyber-crime complaints in 2019, which the agency estimates have caused losses of more than $3.5 billion, the bureau wrote in its yearly internet crime report released today. The FBI said that almost half of the reported losses — an estimated $1.77 billion — came from reports of BEC (Business Email ...

  • U.S. Soldier Who Discussed News Network Attack Admits Sharing Bomb-Making Instructions

    February 11, 2020

    U.S. Army soldier has reportedly pleaded guilty to sharing instructions for making explosive devices, months after federal officials accused him of planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil. Jarrett William Smith was arrested in September after he allegedly discussed using a “large vehicle bomb” on an unnamed major TV news network headquarters and ...

  • Italy: Bomb destroys Carabinieri cop’s car in Bari

    February 11, 2020

    A bomb went off overnight under a car owned by a Carabinieri police officer in Ruvo di Puglia, in the southern province of Bari, totally destroying the vehicle. No one was injured in the attack on the Fiat Sedici, which was parked close to the home of the policeman. Investigators believe the bomb was an improvised explosive ...

  • U.S. Charges Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hacking

    February 10, 2020

    Four members of China’s military were charged on Monday with hacking into Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, and stealing trade secrets and the personal data of about 145 million Americans in 2017. The charges underscored China’s quest to obtain Americans’ data and its willingness to flout a 2015 agreement with the United States to refrain from ...

  • Update your security strategy at IFSEC International

    February 10, 2020

    19–21 May 2020, ExCeL London IFSEC International 2020 is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive event for the global integrated security industry. It connects over 34,000 visitors from 113 countries with 450+ exhibitors showcasing some of the most innovative products and solutions on the market, as well as a full seminar programme, legislation updates, guidance and best practice. The exhibition ...

  • FBI warns about ongoing attacks against software supply chain companies

    February 10, 2020

    The FBI has sent a security alert to the US private sector about an ongoing hacking campaign that’s targeting supply chain software providers, ZDNet has learned. The FBI says hackers are attempting to infect companies with the Kwampirs malware, a remote access trojan (RAT). “Software supply chain companies are believed to be targeted in order to gain ...

  • Kansas: 2 arrested in S. Hutchinson after police find dozens of homemade explosives

    February 10, 2020

    Investigators say they may have found the source of explosions heard over the past several weeks in the City of Hutchinson. With the discovery, police make two arrests. South Hutchinson police say officers arrested two 18-year-old men Saturday after finding about 80 homemade explosives in their truck. South Hutchinson Police made the discovery after stopping the ...