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  • Somalia hotel under seige as ‘explosions and gun fire’ heard

    December 10, 2019

    A heavy exchange of gunshots has been heard near the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, with suspected militants thought to be fighting government security officials, according to local reports on social media. A Somali police officer said at least five heavily armed men attacked security forces stationed outside the presidential palace in what appears to be ...

  • Officer, 3 civilians dead after massive gun battle breaks out in New Jersey

    December 10, 2019

    A New Jersey police officer and three civilians have died after a gun battle was prompted by what is believed to have been a drug deal gone bad in Jersey City, officials said. The slain officer was shot at the Bay View Cemetery allegedly by two suspects who fled to a Jewish supermarket at Wilkinson Avenue ...

  • Czech shooting: Gunman kills six at hospital in Ostrava

    December 10, 2019

    A gunman has killed six people in a hospital waiting room in the Czech city of Ostrava before shooting himself in the head, police say. Armed police found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in a vehicle three hours later. The gunman was believed to be a patient at the hospital, one unconfirmed report said. His ...

  • DHS Rolls Back Facial-Recognition Expansion Plan

    December 10, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reconsidered a plan to use facial-recognition technology on all U.S. citizens traveling internationally through airports, deciding to roll back the plan after meeting with privacy experts. Last week the DHS said it would expand facial recognition checks to all travelers entering and leaving the U.S., including previously-exempt U.S. citizens. However, now ...

  • Cyberattack Downs Pensacola’s City Systems

    December 10, 2019

    The city of Pensacola, Fla., said it has been hit by a cyberattack that shut down the city’s computer networks and affected its systems. The attack occurs just days after a shooting occurred Friday at U.S. military base Naval Air Station Pensacola, leaving three dead. Pensacola’s mayor, Grover Robinson, told news outlets that he didn’t know if the cyberattack was ...

  • Hong Kong police say two home-made devices found at Wan Chai school

    December 10, 2019

    Detectives investigating the seizure of two powerful home-made bombs at a Hong Kong school campus believe they were intended for an attack on police at a massive anti-government march over the weekend, sources said on Tuesday. The apparent bomb plot, which emerged after six months of social unrest and political turmoil, prompted the city’s biggest police ...

  • Nigeria: Troops kill eight Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 31 hostages in Borno

    December 9, 2019

    The troops which comprised of soldiers from 68 and 94 Battalions also rescued 31 hostages – 14 women and 17 children – during one of their operations. A statement issued on Monday by the Media Coordinator of the Nigerian Army Operations, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said the troops conducted an aggressive fighting patrol at a location ...

  • 2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bomb

    December 9, 2019

    Turkish officials say at least two soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device, officials said. The device exploded in a village near the town of Idil, ...

  • China ‘bans foreign computer equipment and software from state offices’

    December 9, 2019

    Beijing has ordered every public institution in the country to remove foreign computer equipment and software within three years, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper reported that the order was made by the Chinese Communist Party’s central office earlier this year, and is the first publicly known directive obliging government offices to begin purchasing equipment ...

  • Pensacola Attack Probed for Terrorism Link. Saudi Suspect Clashed With Instructor.

    December 8, 2019

    The investigation into the fatal shooting last week at a Navy training center in Florida was officially characterized as a terrorism inquiry on Sunday, as new details emerged about the Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three sailors on the base where he was a visiting student. As the F.B.I. continues to conduct interviews with everyone at the ...

  • Al-Shabaab kill 10 people in Kenyan border town

    December 7, 2019

    At least ten people were killed and several others injured after Islamist extremist group, Al-Shabaab, ambushed a commuter bus in northeast Kenya on Friday evening, the police said. Stephen Ngetich, Wajir county police commander, said the militants ambushed a Medina Bus which was traveling from Nairobi to Mandera in the northeast region and killed Christians onboard. Ngetich ...

  • BMW and Hyundai hacked by Vietnamese hackers, report claims

    December 6, 2019

    German media is reporting that hackers suspected to have ties to the Vietnamese government have breached the networks of two car manufacturers, namely BMW and Hyundai. The report, coming from Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and Taggesschau (TS), claims that hackers breached the network of a BMW branch sometime this spring. The attackers allegedly installed a penetration testing toolkit named Cobalt Strike on ...

  • International law enforcement operation exposes the world’s most harmful cyber crime group

    December 5, 2019

    A Russian national who runs Evil Corp has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration between the NCA, the FBI and the National Cyber Security Centre. A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of ...

  • Nigeria: FAAN Installs Liquid Explosive Detectors At Airports

    December 4, 2019

    The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is set to deploy new liquid explosive detection system at the airports. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said the detectors which are being introduced in major international airports across the country, would improve the security measures at airports, and effectively combat terrorism. Sirika said the system has been tested and inaugurated ...

  • 228 Arrests And Over 3800 Money Mules Identified In Global Action Against Money Laundering

    December 4, 2019

    Law enforcement authorities from 31 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), have stepped up their efforts to crack down on money mule schemes that rope in victims often unaware that the money they are sending is part of an elaborated money laundering scheme. The fifth European Money Mule Action (EMMA 5) took place between September – November 2019, ...

  • Strabane: Men arrested over mortar bomb find

    December 3, 2019

    Two men have been arrested by police investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb in County Tyrone in September. The device was found on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, on Saturday 7 September. At the time, police said the New IRA intended to fire the device into Strabane police station. Two 25-year-old men were arrested in ...

  • Police detonate bomb in Melbourne

    December 3, 2019

    An improvised explosive device found in a raid in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir has been detonated, police said. Victoria Police entered a house on Joan Court before 2pm on Tuesday and found the bomb along with four stolen cars and a motorcycle. Bomb response unit officers were deployed at the scene to conduct a safety ...

  • Wanted by the FBI: Jehad Serwan Mostafa

    December 2, 2019

    An up to $5 million reward is available for information leading to the arrest of an American citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List. Jehad Serwan Mostafa is an alleged leader with the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Mostafa, who is also known as Ahmed Gurey, has been indicted for his involvement with al Shabaab. Supervisory Special Agent ...

  • U.S. Department of Commerce is tightening IT, telecom supply chain security

    December 2, 2019

    The Department of Commerce has proposed a new rule to identify, evaluate and address business transactions involving the use of Chinese-made telecommunications gear in U.S. infrastructure Supporting the White House’s executive order to secure IT and communications supply chains, the rule would require the Commerce secretary to evaluate individual telecommunications equipment transactions, using a “case-by-case, fact-specific ...

  • UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing

    December 2, 2019

    UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at the Orano Melox site in France to see whether it can be converted into mixed oxide (mox) pellets. The samples arrived by sea in Cherbourg aboard the Pacific-Egret on 26 November and continued to the Melox site by road, French media reported ...