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  • US ups pressure on Europe over 5G infrastructure from China’s Huawei

    March 14, 2019

    The US upped pressure on Europe Wednesday to avoid turning to Huawei for 5G telecom infrastructure, with a top commander saying NATO forces would cease communicating with their German colleagues if Berlin teams up with the Chinese firm. The US and several other Western nations, fearful of the security risks posed by a company closely tied ...

  • Army sends CBRN unit to assist operations at site of chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang

    March 14, 2019

    The army has sent a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) team to Pasir Gudang to assist operations at the site where toxic chemical pollution has occurred. In a statement yesterday, the army said the team, from the 12th Squadron of the Royal Army Engineers Regiment, would lend its expertise to efforts at the site. The team, ...

  • Point of sale malware campaign targets hospitality and entertainment businesses

    March 13, 2019

    A newly-discovered cybercrime campaign is targeting restaurants, cinemas and other retailers in the entertainment and hospitality industries with point-of-sale (POS) malware in an ongoing effort to steal credit card information from customers. Known as DMSniff, the malware is thought to have been active since 2016, having managed to fly under the radar until now, having been uncovered and ...

  • UK military turns to universities to research psychological warfare

    March 13, 2019

    The British military is recruiting philosophers, psychologists and theologians to research new methods of psychological warfare and behavioural manipulation, leaked documents show. Cambridge University was among the institutions shortlisted by officials in the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), as it sought a partner to spend almost £70m in funding for a project ...

  • Industrial Network Switches Rife with Vulnerabilities

    March 12, 2019

    Industrial switches used to build networks in the oil and gas and maritime logistics sectors, as well as broader critical national infrastructure (CNI) are rife with security vulnerabilities, according to cybersecurity company Positive Technologies. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company said it had identified five vulnerabilities in US-based Moxa’s EDS-405A, EDS-408A, and EDS-510A series switches, including three that are “highly ...

  • Airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after latest crash

    March 11, 2019

    Several airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. The flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second disaster in five months involving a Boeing 737 Max 8. Aviation regulators in China and Indonesia have suspended flights using that model. Ethiopian Airlines and ...

  • Thailand: Series of Bomb Attacks Strike Southern Region

    March 10, 2019

    Several small bombs exploded in the Deep South and in two nearby provinces beginning late Saturday, officials said Sunday, the day insurgents marked the 110th anniversary of a treaty where Thailand returned parts of its far south to Britain. Attackers successfully detonated bombs at public places in Pakpayoon district and Maung district of Pattalung province, followed ...

  • Could Venezuela’s Power Outage Really Be A Cyber Attack?

    March 9, 2019

    As Venezuela endured one of its worst blackouts in recent memory this week, the government repeatedly claimed the widespread outage of power, phone and internet was due to a foreign cyberattack attempting to unseat its president. While the reality is that Venezuela’s blackout was most likely due to chronic underfunding of its electrical infrastructure and deferred maintenance, ...

  • Another man gets past Dhaka airport scanners with gun

    March 9, 2019

    In less than a week, a second man has gotten past the security checks armed with a gun The security measures of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport once again came under scrutiny with a second gun scare in just four days. According to airport sources, on Friday morning, a passenger passed through the security check inside a domestic ...

  • US company tasked to secure three Libyan airports

    March 9, 2019

    The US-based Culmen International, a leader in international security, logistics and technology solutions company announced Thursday that it had been awarded a grant to implement the Libya Airport and Aviation Security Program in three airports. The company, operating in in over 100 countries on six continents, said the grant was given by the US Department of ...

  • Congo’s Mai Mai militiamen attack Ebola treatment centre

    March 9, 2019

    Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment centre at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding health workers before being repelled by security forces. The centre in Butembo was the same one torched by unknown assailants last week, an attack that prompted medical aid agency ...

  • US embassy staff member attempts to bring bomb with fuse to Moscow airport – Ministry

    March 9, 2019

    A US embassy staff member attempted to enter Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Saturday morning carrying a bomb with a fuse but with no explosives in his luggage, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS. “On the morning of March 9, personnel scanning the luggage of a US embassy staff member detected an item that ...

  • BA seeks patrolling on routes out to 30 nautical miles at Islamabad International Airport

    March 9, 2019

    British Airways, which is planning to commence operations in Pakistan from June 2/3, 2019 is reportedly worried about threat from Man-Portable Air Defence System (ManPADs), seeking patrolling at 30 nautical miles during the arrival and departure of its aircraft, well informed sources told Business Recorder. British High Commission in Islamabad, sources said, is in contact with the ...

  • UK Parcel Bombs: Counter terror police look at link between suspect packages

    March 7, 2019

    Counter terror police officers have said the suspect package found at Glasgow University is linked with devices discovered around London. Bomb disposal officers detonated the item after it was found in the mailroom on Wednesday morning. Staff and students were evacuated from buildings and no-one was injured. Police Scotland is now “working closely together” with officers investigating finds ...

  • Data-Wiping Cyberattacks Plague Financial Firms

    March 6, 2019

    Over a quarter of surveyed financial institutions reported that they were targeted by destructive cyberattacks over the past year, bent on completely destroying data. That’s according to a new Carbon Black report unveiled at RSA this year. The report, “Modern Bank Heists: The Bank Robbery Shifts to Cyberspace,” outlines the top attacks that financial firms are facing ...

  • Chinese hackers strike US universities in bid for military technology

    March 6, 2019

    Hackers from China have been conducting a cyberattack campaign against prominent universities in the United States in the hopes of stealing valuable information for military purposes. The University of Hawaii, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Washington are among at least 27 universities which have been targeted worldwide, according to the Wall Street ...

  • Airports scramble to handle drone incidents

    March 5, 2019

    Drones have become an increasing nuisance for airports worldwide in recent months, and good solutions to keep them from interfering with flights aren’t yet available. Airports in various cities — including Newark, New Jersey; Gatwick, England; Dublin, Ireland and Dubai — have grounded planes in the last three months following drone sightings. The incident at Gatwick in December proved especially disruptive, impacting the ...

  • Irish police join probe into parcel bombs at London transport hubs

    March 5, 2019

    Ireland’s police service said on Tuesday it was helping British colleagues investigate who mailed three small bombs to two of London’s airports and a major rail station on Tuesday. No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest air hub. The packages were ...

  • NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches

    March 5, 2019

    The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security. Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver licences and individuals’ medical fitness to drive, debts and debt collection actions. The breaches, which occurred between October 2017 ...

  • Gov.UK Verify Authentication Scheme Slammed by NAO

    March 5, 2019

    National Audit Office heavily criticises government authentication scheme, which it says has fallen well below target The Gov.UK Verify authentication platform used across different government departments has been criticised by the National Audit Office (NAO). The NAO report said that the identity verification scheme has fallen well short of its target of 25 million users by 2020. Indeed it ...