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  • Russia says Germany has not provided any evidence of Bundestag hack

    June 12, 2020

    Russian officials said this week that German authorities have failed to produce the evidence that Russian military hackers breached the German Parliament in 2015. The statement is in relation to an arrest warrant that Germany filed at the end of May, when they charged a Russian hacker named Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin. German prosecutors said Badin was a ...

  • UK: Surrey Police remains in Redhill following controlled explosion

    June 12, 2020

    A controlled explosion of “unidentified materials” was carried out in a residential area of Redhill following the arrest of a teenage boy. A large presence of emergency services was in Spencer Way from around 3.25pm on Thursday (June 11) and police remain at the scene on Friday (June 12). A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday (May ...

  • New York Police: Man brought explosives into Long Island hospital

    June 11, 2020

    Police say a man dressed in tactical gear was found with three explosive device in his backpack at a Long Island hospital and has been arrested on weapons and drug charges. Police say 33-year-old Robert Roden had walked into the emergency room at Stony Brook University Hospital on Tuesday night, acting suspiciously. University police officers were ...

  • Hackers breached A1 Telekom, Austria’s largest ISP

    June 11, 2020

    A1 Telekom, the largest internet service provider in Austria, has admitted to a security breach this week, following a whistleblower’s exposé. The company admitted to suffering a malware infection in November 2019. A1 said its security team detected the malware a month later, but that removing the infection was more problematic than it initially anticipated. From December ...

  • Holistic design of security systems to build UK resilience to cyber attacks

    June 11, 2020

    Computer scientists from the University of Southampton will guide software design to help curb cyber attacks on UK businesses in a major new research programme announced by Digital Secretary, Oliver Dowden. Researchers in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) have been awarded over £1.2M to transform the development of tech infrastructure and digital devices to reduce errors ...

  • City of Knoxville shuts down network after ransomware attack

    June 11, 2020

    The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, was forced to shut down its entire computer network following a ransomware attack that took place overnight and targeted the city’s offices. Knoxville has a population of over 180,000, it’s Tennessee’s third-largest city after Nashville and Memphis, and it’s also part of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a reported population of almost 870,000 in 2015. Read ...

  • Ransomware: Hackers took just three days to find this fake industrial network and fill it with malware

    June 11, 2020

    Industrial control networks are coming under attack from a range of ransomware attacks, security researchers have warned, after an experiment revealed the speed at which hackers are uncovering vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure. Security company Cybereason built a ‘honeypot’ designed to look like an electricity company with operations across Europe and North America. The network was made to ...

  • SAVE THE DATE: CONNECT by COGES Events

    June 11, 2020

    Paris, 11 June 2020 After cancellation of Eurosatory due to the current sanitary crisis, its organiser COGES EVENTS will hold the online business meetings “CONNECT”, on September 14 and 15, 2020. They will be dedicated to all French and international manufacturers in the land and airland Defence and Security domains. These online meetings should allow to the ...

  • Slovak police seize wiretapping devices connected to government network

    June 10, 2020

    Slovak authorities have arrested four suspects on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a series of suspicious devices found connected to the government’s official IT network. According to local news site Aktuality, the equipment is believed to have been used for wiretapping purposes and would have allowed threat actors to intercept both internet and telephony ...

  • Russia: FSB thwarts terror attack at marketplace in Crimean capital

    June 10, 2020

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented a terror attack at a marketplace in Simferopol and detained five suspected Russian nationals who maintained contacts with Ukrainian radical forces, the FSB press office told TASS on Wednesday. “The Federal Security Service has prevented a terror attack in Simferopol in the Republic of Crimea. As a result of ...

  • Espionage Group Hits U.S. Utilities with Sophisticated Spy Tool

    June 9, 2020

    The APT known as TA410 has added a modular remote-access trojan (RAT) to its espionage arsenal, deployed against Windows targets in the United States’ utilities sector. According to researchers at Proofpoint, the RAT, called FlowCloud, can access installed applications and control the keyboard, mouse, screen, files, services and processes of an infected computer, with the ability ...

  • Germany launches terrorism probe over planned attack on Muslims

    June 8, 2020

    German authorities arrested a 21-year-old man and launched a terrorism investigation after he threatened to carry out an attack targeting Muslims, prosecutors said on Monday. The 21-year-old man from the northern city of Hildesheim made the threat in an anonymous online chat forum on May 29, announcing his intention to carry out an attack “with multiple ...

  • Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

    June 8, 2020

    Researchers are warning of an ongoing phishing attack that’s targeting the credentials of more than 100 high-profile executives at a German multinational corporation that’s tasked with procuring coronavirus medical gear for Germany. The company, left unnamed by researchers, is part of a task force created March 30 by the German government and the private sector to procure personal ...

  • Hong Kong police arrest 2 people on suspicion of making explosives

    June 8, 2020

    A 16-year-old teenager and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on Monday in Hong Kong on suspicion of making or possession of explosives, police said. Chow Cheung-yau, superintendent of the Hong Kong police’s Narcotics Bureau, told a press conference that the police had received a tip-off of persons purchasing raw chemical ingredients fit for manufacturing explosives from ...

  • California: Santa Cruz Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Ben Lomond Ambush

    June 7, 2020

    A veteran Santa Cruz County Sheriff Deputy was killed and a second was severely injured by an improvised explosive device Saturday during “an ambush” in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A grief-stricken Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said the dead deputy was 38-year-old Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, who had been with the department since 2006 and was ...

  • Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Fire Investigators Need Help Regarding Dangerous Explosive – video

    June 7, 2020

    Portland Fire & Rescue Fire (PF&R) Investigators and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detectives are investigating an explosive device that was thrown over the fence at MCSO deputies in front of the 3rd ave. side of the Justice Center late Saturday night. Two deputies reported concussion injuries due to the explosion. They were evaluated by ...

  • London anti-racism protests leave 27 officers hurt

    June 7, 2020

    A total of 27 police officers were hurt during anti-racism protests in London, the Met Police has revealed. Dame Cressida Dick, Met Police Commissioner, said the attacks were “shocking and completely unacceptable”. Protests on Saturday – sparked by the death of George Floyd – were largely peaceful, but were marred later by disturbances outside Downing Street. Read more… Source: ...

  • UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

    June 5, 2020

    UK government has published the contracts it holds with private tech firms and the NHS for the creation of a COVID-19 data store, just days after campaigners fired legal shots over a lack of transparency. Available on the openDemocracy website, the contracts describe how the arrangements between the NHS and Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and AI firms Faculty and Palantir ...

  • Southeast Asia’s Overlooked Foreign Fighter Problem

    June 5, 2020

    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continues to confront a dilemma: what to do with the fighters accused of fleeing to Syria to join the Islamic State. To the extent that this issue gets any airtime in English-language press, the focus tends to be on the 800 or so European fighters and their families. But English-language outlets tend ...

  • Cyber Security for Critical Assets World Summit Launches Online This June!

    June 4, 2020

    On June 30th, Cyber Security for Critical Assets World Summit will bring together senior security leaders from 76+ countries worldwide, in a collaborative effort to safeguard their critical assets and infrastructure. According to the Global State of Industrial Cyber Security, 28% of security leaders expect to see a successful cyber attack carried out on their countries infrastructure within the ...