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  • 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 ...

  • UK calls virus “serious” health threat; will detain people

    February 10, 2020

    Britain has declared the new coronavirus that emerged from China a “serious and imminent threat to public health″ and announced new measures Monday to combat the spread of the disease. The U.K. Department of Health and Social Care said people with the virus can now be forcibly quarantined and will not be free to leave. It ...

  • US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

    February 9, 2020

    Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said. Afghanistan’s defense ministry said one Afghan soldier was also killed and three injured in the assault. A member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, ...

  • Indonesia: IS Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

    February 8, 2020

    An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians. Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra province’s Sibolga district. His indictment said the interrogation of another militant, Rinto Sugiharto, uncovered ...

  • Thai soldier killed in shopping mall after fatally shooting at least 21, police say

    February 8, 2020

    Thai security forces have killed a soldier after he carried out a shooting rampage that left at least 21 people dead, police and military sources said on Sunday. He had been killed at the shopping mall where he was holed up in the north-eastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima, they said. “The police have killed the perpetrator and ...

  • Passenger jet carrying 172 passengers nearly shot down over Syria, Russia says

    February 7, 2020

    An Airbus A320 jet carrying 172 passengers was nearly shot down on its approach to the Syrian capital, Damascus, shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday after Syria fired antiaircraft missiles in response to an attack, according to a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Russian news agencies reported Friday. Russia accused the Israeli air force of using the passenger plane ...

  • American contractor kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban-linked terror group: report

    February 7, 2020

    A U.S. contractor from Illinois was kidnapped by Taliban-associated militants in Afghanistan last week, prompting a nationwide search involving the FBI and State Department, according to a report. Mark R. Frerichs, 55, of Lombard, Ill., was abducted last Friday in the province of Khost, U.S. officials, speaking under condition of anonymity, told Newsweek. The southeastern province borders the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, an underdeveloped region between ...

  • 12 soldiers wounded, 1 seriously, in suspected terror car-ramming in Jerusalem

    February 6, 2020

    At least 12 soldiers were wounded, including one seriously, in a suspected car-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem early Thursday morning, police and medics said. The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on Jerusalem’s David Remez Street near the First Station, a popular entertainment hub. Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and “a ...

  • Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

    February 6, 2020

    Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination. Two Chinese men and an Australian were in a stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday, just two months after security officials warned of the presence of violent radicals inspired by the Islamic State group. Authorities said were investigating ...

  • WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation report 5 February 2020

    February 5, 2020

    Belgium reported its first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. WHO and partners have developed a global strategic preparedness and response plan, which outlines the public health measures that the international community can provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to the 2019‑nCoV outbreak. The overall goal of the plan is to ...

  • Streatham terror attack: Terrorist shot dead by police after stabbing two people

    February 3, 2020

    A terrorist was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in what is believed to have been an Islamist-inspired attack in south London. Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb vest when he attacked people on a busy street in the south London area of Streatham on Sunday afternoon. Amman, 20, from Harrow, north London, had been released ...

  • Egyptian officials say militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

    February 3, 2020

    Security officials in Egypt said suspected Islamic militants on Sunday blew up a natural gas pipeline in the restive norther part of Sinai Peninsula. At least six masked militants planted explosives under the pipeline in the town of Bir al-Abd. It transfers gas to el-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai, and a cement factory in ...

  • WHO declares the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    January 30, 2020

    Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) The second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations to other countries, took place on Thursday, ...