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  • India’s NIA to launch its first investigation in a foreign soil after Kabul attack

    April 2, 2020

    The National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) has filed a case to investigate the deadly attack on Sikh in Kabul city, it has been reported. In a bid to launch its first investigation regarding a terror attack on foreign soil, the NIA registered its case under criminal conspiracy and terror charges, according to Hindustan Times. An NIA ...

  • COVID-19: Why weren’t we ready?

    March 30, 2020

    In May 2009, Alan Johnson, the then Labour health secretary, was questioned by the House of Lords science and technology committee. The committee was, in the midst of the 2009 swine flu outbreak, investigating the threat of pandemic influenza. Swine flu would infect 780,000 people in the UK in 2009, but only 203 died. The ...

  • UK: Man jailed for spitting at Brighton police officers while claiming to have coronavirus

    March 30, 2020

    A man has been jailed for spitting at three police officers in Brighton while claiming to have coronavirus. Peter Davy, 65, unemployed, of Albion Street, Brighton pleaded guilty to all charges over the incident on Saturday – including three of assault, the CPS confirmed. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was jailed for 12 weeks ...

  • How Advanced Military Medical Technology Could Help In The Fight Against COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    The deadly and gruesome realities of war have long both aided and accelerated medical innovation. World War I, the first mass killing of the 20th century, led to the development of modern ambulances, antiseptics, and anesthesia. The next world war brought about the development of penicillin and blood banks. More recently, the proliferation of improvised explosive devices in ...

  • Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium: Companies now received formal orders from the Government in excess of 10,000 units

    March 30, 2020

    A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. The VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium (“the consortium”) is led by Dick Elsy, CEO of High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a group of manufacturing research centres in the UK. Over the past week ...

  • Coronavirus: Plans put in place to ensure electricity supply is maintained during outbreak

    March 30, 2020

    The plans being implemented by the electricity distributor SP Energy Networks also introduce special measures to protect supply for critical national infrastructure and public service sites; including hospitals, nursing homes, food supply chain businesses, Ministry of Defence sites and prisons. The UK has one of the most reliable electricity networks in the world and contingency plans ...

  • US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance On The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

    March 28, 2020

    As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in ...

  • Why the pandemic is a hotbed for cyber attacks

    March 28, 2020

    On 14 March, computer systems at the University Hospital Brno in Czech Republic gradually began to fail. The hospital — the second largest in the country and home to one of its key coronavirus testing laboratories — had been hit by a cyber attack. Several well-known hacker groups have since issued statements vowing not to target ...

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

    March 27, 2020

    There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water ...

  • UK Data Centers Plead for Critical Status for Contractors as Coronavirus Takes Hold

    March 27, 2020

    The data center industry has been lobbying the British government to give formal clearance to contractors maintaining the digital infrastructure that is keeping the economy running as the lockdown steadily intensifies in defense against the coronavirus. Britain’s liberal response to the crisis, instead of banning all but a few key workers from going to work, permitted ...

  • Britain’s first ‘Incel’ terrorist: ‘Involuntary celibate’ who had no luck with women pleads guilty to possessing explosives

    March 27, 2020

    Britain’s first ‘involuntary celibate’ bomb-maker has pleaded guilty to possessing explosive substances, downloading terror manuals and discussing plans to launch an attack. Anwar Said Driouich, 22, from Middlesbrough, was part of a misogynistic movement named ‘Incel’ which has been associated with at least six mass-shootings in the US. Followers believe in genetic determinism and blame attractive men ...

  • UK police use drones and roadblocks to enforce lockdown

    March 26, 2020

    A police force has defended using a drone camera to shame people into not driving into a national park during the lockdown, while another force said it was introducing roadblocks to stop drivers heading to tourist hotspots. A new law came into effect on Thursday allowing police to use force to make people return home. Derbyshire police ...

  • Ryuk Ransomware Keeps Targeting Hospitals During the Pandemic

    March 26, 2020

    The Ryuk Ransomware operators to continue to target hospitals even as these organizations are overwhelmed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Last week BleepingComputer contacted various ransomware groups and asked if they would target hospitals and other healthcare organizations during the pandemic. With the amount of strain healthcare organizations are under during this pandemic, I was hoping that ransomware operators would ...

  • 4G networks vulnerable to denial of service attacks, subscriber tracking

    March 26, 2020

    Every 4G network is susceptible to a form of denial-of-service (DoS) attack, researchers say. We are in the early stages of a rollout of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology that will replace 4G, offering improved speeds and latency in the process. However, on occasion, security problems in these protocols rear their heads — and Positive Technologies (PT)’s latest ...

  • ‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus spreads: UN trade body

    March 26, 2020

    Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a far more severe economic blow that initially projected, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday in its latest Investment Trends Monitor report. Initial projections ...

  • FBI agents kill man allegedly plotting bomb attack on hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

    March 26, 2020

    A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release on Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured on Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton, Missouri, after a long-running domestic terrorism investigation, according to a statement ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 65

    March 25, 2020

    Two new countries/territories/areas from the Western Pacific Region have reported cases of COVID-19. OpenWHO released its introductory video on COVID-19 in Indian sign language yesterday, which is the first sign language resource on the platform. The video already has nearly 900 enrolments.Courses in additional languages can be found here. As the ...

  • The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA): Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

    March 25, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. It can take up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported a patient suspected of having COVID-19. Some ambulance cleaning centres ...

  • WildPressure APT targets industrial-related entities in the Middle East

    March 24, 2020

    In August 2019, Kaspersky discovered a malicious campaign distributing a fully fledged C++ Trojan that we call Milum. All the victims we registered were organizations from the Middle East. At least some of them are related to industrial sector. Our Kaspersky Threat Attribution Engine (KTAE) doesn’t show any code similarities with known campaigns. Nor have ...

  • 2002 Bangladesh mosque blasts: Bangladeshi national held in Maharashtra

    March 24, 2020

    A 42-year-old Bangladeshi national wanted in connection with three blasts at a mosque in Bangladesh in 2002 has been arrested from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch of neighbouring Thane Police arrested Mophajjal Hussain alias Mopha Ali Gazi alias Maphizul Mandal, hailing from Satkhira in Khulna state ...