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  • British Airways IT Failure Results In Travel Chaos

    August 7, 2019

    Airline passengers are facing major delays and cancellations after British Airways suffered an IT failure. It is reported that 100 flights have already been cancelled and more than 200 flights are delayed, due to the failure during the peak summer holiday period. This is not the first time this has happened. In 2017, it was thought that human ...

  • A cyber-espionage group has been stealing files from the Venezuelan military

    August 5, 2019

    A cyber-espionage group known as “Machete” has been observed stealing sensitive files from the Venezuelan military, according to an ESET report published today. The group, known to have been active since 2010, has historically gone after a wide range of targets from all over the world. However, ESET said that starting with this year, Machete has ...

  • Cyberattacks against industrial targets have doubled over the last 6 months

    August 5, 2019

    Cyberattacks designed to cause damage have doubled in the past six months and 50 percent of organizations affected are in the manufacturing sector, researchers say. On Monday, IBM’s X-Force IRIS incident response team published new research based on recent cyberattacks they have been called in to assist with, and the main trend the group is witnessing is the ...

  • The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) Examines the Importance of Tech Solutions for Defence

    August 5, 2019

    PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) will be held alongside the upcoming Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC), it was announced last month, during the period from 28-30 October 2019. Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Conference will contextualise the exhibition within the regional ...

  • African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

    August 5, 2019

    A US-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive. Security experts who met in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week say African nations must do more of such intelligence-sharing to counter weapons widely considered the greatest threat ...

  • Nation-State APTs Target U.S. Utilities With Dangerous Malware

    August 2, 2019

    Researchers believe that nation-state actors are behind several spearphishing campaigns targeting U.S. utility companies with a newly-identified malware, which has the capabilities to view system data and reboot machines. Lure emails were sent to three U.S. utilities companies between July 19 and 25. They purported to be from a U.S.-based engineering licensing board, but actually contained ...

  • Thailand: Multiple bomb blasts hit Bangkok

    August 2, 2019

    Six explosions, one near a famous skyscraper, have hit Bangkok as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended a regional security summit. Unconfirmed reports suggest that other devices were found across the city. At least four people were injured on Friday when several small bombs went off in the Thai capital, Bangkok, during the morning rush hour, police ...

  • Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

    August 1, 2019

    Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through without being spotted by staff. Last month another device slipped through without anyone noticing. Terrorism expert Neil Fergus ...

  • New Ebola cases in DR Congo spark panic and border closures

    August 1, 2019

    The wife and daughter of a man who died from Ebola last week have been diagnosed with the disease, causing panic among DR Congo officials. It marks the first transmission of the disease in the city of Goma on the Rwandan border – something health experts have long feared. They have begun the long work of vaccinating anyone ...

  • Financial threats in H1 2019

    July 31, 2019

    Financial cyberthreats are malicious programs that attack users of online banking services, electronic money, cryptocurrency and other similar services, as well as threats aimed at gaining access to financial organizations and their infrastructure. Kaspersky experts regularly analyze the statistics that the company’s products anonymously send to the cloud infrastructure of the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) ...

  • Cyberattack warning to small plane owners: How your aircraft could be vulnerable

    July 30, 2019

    The alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team. warns that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if a person manages to gain unrestricted access to an aircraft. The alert also recommends that small plane owners restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft the best they can. It warns that access should remain limited until ...

  • Capital One suffers data breach affecting 100m customers

    July 30, 2019

    Capital One bank suffered a data breach on Monday which affected over 100 million customers in the US and Canada. The bank was hacked via its cloud-based storage (thought to be a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket) and the suspect is believed to be a 33-year-old former software engineer named Paige Thompson. According to current estimates, 140,000 social ...

  • Supreme Court OKs $2.5B DoD Funding for Border Wall Construction

    July 29, 2019

    The Supreme Court has greenlit the Trump administration’s proposal to allocate $2.5 billion in Department of Defense funds for the construction of a more than 100-mile wall along the southern border, Military.com reported Saturday. The effort requires $789 million for the 46-mile portion in New Mexico, $646 million for a 63-mile part in Arizona and other funds for smaller ...

  • Blockchain Continues to Make Headway in the Energy Industry

    July 29, 2019

    Recent developments in the energy sector indicate that blockchain technology is being embraced to address a range of issues including network security and improved integration of renewable generation and demand response resources. This emerging technology continues to have the potential to become a disrupter in the energy industry. Recently the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) awarded Xage Security, ...

  • Missile launcher found in man’s luggage at Baltimore airport

    July 29, 2019

    A missile launcher was found in a man’s luggage after he tried to bring it back from Kuwait “as a souvenir”, US federal officials said. The military grade weapon was seized at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said. TSA officers called airport police who found the man and detained him for questioning. The unidentified ...

  • Dissident republicans ‘lure police to deadly explosive booby-trap near a bus stop in Northern Ireland

    July 28, 2019

    Dissident republicans are believed to have lured police to a bomb disguised as a fired mortar near a bus stop in Northern Ireland on Friday. The explosive, found on a footpath in Craigavon, Co Armagh, was set up to detonate if moved or touched, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said. It said a call to a Belfast newspaper that a mortar had ...

  • Two North Carolina bomb squad agents injured after explosive materials blew-up during the search of a man’s home

    July 26, 2019

    Two North Carolina bomb squad agents were injured during the search of a man’s home after he was pulled over for having homemade explosives in his car. The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) agents were assisting Sampson County Sheriff’s Office investigate a rural area southeast of Raleigh when the materials exploded on Friday. Assistant Special Agent in ...

  • US resumes nuclear, chemical attack response training to BFP personnel

    July 26, 2019

    United States is continuing to capacitate the Philippines to build its capability in responding to threats and attacks related to the use of chemical and nuclear weapons. A news statement from the US Embassy in Manila said that personnel of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) have been training members of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) ...

  • Ransomware incident leaves some Johannesburg residents without electricity

    July 25, 2019

    A ransomware infection at an electricity provider in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and financial capital, has left some of its residents without power. The ransomware infection impacted City Power — a provider of pre-paid electric power for Johannesburg residents and local companies. The malware encrypted the company’s database, internal network, web apps, and ...

  • Louisiana governor declares state emergency after local ransomware outbreak

    July 25, 2019

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has activated a state-wide state of emergency in response to a wave of ransomware infections that have hit multple school districts. The ransomware infections took place this week and have impacted the school districts of three North Louisiana parishes — Sabine, Morehouse, and Ouachita. IT networks are down at all three school ...