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  • India: Police seize IEDs, Maoist literature in Kothagudem forests, Telangana

    March 11, 2020

    The police have seized improvised explosive devices (IEDs), revolutionary literature, kit bags and other material at a Maoist camp in the forests of Neeladri Pet hillock in the district. According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt the police had received information that four teams of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had entered into Bhadradri Kothagudem, ...

  • Sudan says FBI to help probe PM assassination attempt

    March 11, 2020

    American investigators will help Sudan with enquiries into a failed assassination attempt against Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the Sudanese culture and information minister said on Wednesday. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team “arrived this morning and will join Sudanese investigators”, Faisal Mohammed Saleh told journalists. Sudan’s post-uprising leader Hamdok escaped unharmed on Monday after an assassination ...

  • Dutch government loses hard drives with data of 6.9 million registered donors

    March 11, 2020

    The Dutch government said it lost two external hard disk storage devices that contained the personal data of more than 6.9 million organ donors. The hard drives stored electronic copies of all donor forms filed with the Dutch Donor Register between February 1998 to June 2010, officials from the Dutch Minister of Health, Wellness, and Sport ...

  • IED blast outside former Nepali minister Baskota’s under-construction house; no casualties

    March 11, 2020

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off outside an under-construction house belonging to Nepal’s former Communication Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota in Bhaktapur district on Wednesday morning. No injuries or casualties were reported in the incident which took place at around 7:45 am (local time) at Lokanthali area of the Bhaktapur district. The explosive was planted outside one of the gates ...

  • At least one dead in explosion at Barcelona chemical plant

    March 10, 2020

    At least one person has died in an explosion at a chemical plant in the Barcelona neighborhood of La Verneda, local emergency services said in a tweet on Tuesday. The emergency services said they were coordinating with the fire service and the company to determine what type of products have been affected by the blast. Read more… Source: ...

  • Coronavirus: Italy extends emergency measures nationwide

    March 10, 2020

    Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures, which include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. On Monday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered people to stay home and seek permission for essential travel. He said the measures were designed to protect the most vulnerable. “There is no more time,” he said in ...

  • Another arrest as police continue their investigation into suspicious device found in a car in Luton

    March 10, 2020

    Officers have searched four properties in Newcastle and another man has been arrested as police continue the investigation into a suspicious device found in a vehicle in Luton. At around 7.20am on Friday, March 6, police were called to reports of concern for a man in a car in Brook Street. Officers were dispatched and found a ...

  • Critical Bugs in Rockwell, Johnson Controls ICS Gear

    March 10, 2020

    Security vulnerabilities that require very little skill to exploit have been discovered in industrial control systems (ICS) gear from Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls, which anchor a flurry of bug disclosures impacting critical infrastructure. First, a set of critical vulnerabilities in Rockwell Automation gear affect MicroLogix 1400 Controllers, MicroLogix 1100 Controllers and RSLogix 500 Software. The ...

  • UK MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

    March 9, 2020

    The Ministry of Defence put pressure on regulators to delay safety warnings about a new drone it planned to fly over British skies to avoid tipping off protesters, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian. They reveal how the ministry was embroiled in a behind-the-scenes row with British safety regulators over the US-built drone, which was being ...

  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Coronavirus: no evidence that food is a source or transmission route

    March 9, 2020

    EFSA’s chief scientist, Marta Hugas, said: “Experiences from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), show that transmission through food consumption did not occur. At the moment, there is no evidence to suggest that coronavirus is any different in this respect.” The European ...

  • Cameroon: Women’s Day explosion leaves soldier dead, others injured in Bamenda

    March 9, 2020

    At least one soldier was killed and seven other persons wounded after an explosion on Sunday around the Commercial Avenue in Bamenda, the government has said. The explosion occured around 10am not far from the grand stand where festivities to mark the International Women’s Day were taking place. Among the seven other persons injured were four soldiers, ...

  • Nasty phishing scams aim to exploit coronavirus fears

    March 6, 2020

    Cyber criminals are aiming to take advantage of fears over coronavirus as a means of conducting phishing attacks and spreading malware, along with stealing login credentials and credit card details. Cybersecurity companies have identified a number of campaigns by hackers who are attempting to exploit concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak for their own criminal ends. Crooks often use ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called and two held after suspicious device found in car in Luton

    March 6, 2020

    Two men have been arrested after a suspicious device was found in a car in Luton, Bedfordshire. Bomb disposal experts were sent to the scene and the device was later deemed to be not viable. Police were called to the incident at about 7.20am on Friday over concern for a man in a car. A bomb disposal team ...

  • Gunmen storm memorial ceremony in Kabul city on Friday

    March 6, 2020

    Gunshots disrupted the memorial ceremony of Abdul Ali Mazari, a renowned Hazara leader on Friday morning while Mohammad Karim Khalili was delivering a speech. Key politicians including Abdullah Abdullah, Haji Mohammad Mohaqeq and Mohammad Karimi Khalili managed to escape the site without harm, however, the incident have left many killed or injured, eyewitnesses said. Wahidullah Mayar, a ...

  • Tunisia explosion: Suspected suicide bomber blows themselves up outside US embassy

    March 6, 2020

    A suspected suicide bomber has blown himself up near the US embassy in Tunisia, according to reports. The blast is believed to have occurred 150 metres away from the walls of the embassy in the capital Tunis. Pictures from the scene show the wreckage of a vehicle with debris scattered across a road block. It is not yet ...

  • Metropolitan police officer arrested in right-wing terror probe

    March 5, 2020

    The arrest of a serving Metropolitan Police officer relates to the outlawed neo-Nazi group National Action, it is understood. Counter-terrorism officers arrested the 21-year-old police constable in north London. He is being held on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation linked to right-wing terrorism, the Met said. Read more… Source: BBC News  

  • Chinese hackers use decade-old Bisonal Trojan in cyberespionage campaigns

    March 5, 2020

    Chinese cyberattackers continue to improve and deploy a decade-old Remote Access Trojan (RAT) in ongoing campaigns against Russian, Japanese, and South Korean targets. On Thursday, researchers from Cisco Talos said that the Bisonal RAT is an unusual sample of malware that has been improved, rolled back, and refined over a period of 10 years, an uncommon practice by ...

  • US government agencies have shadow IT infrastructure problem, cybersecurity risks, says GAO

    March 5, 2020

    Federal agencies are facing increasing cybersecurity risks due to a bevy of IT facilities aren’t being tracked as full-fledged data centers, according to a General Accountability Office report. As noted previously, federal agencies have been consolidating and closing data centers over the years, but a narrower definition of what facilities should fall under an optimization program means that ...

  • UK: Boots halts Advantage Card payments after cyber-attack

    March 5, 2020

    Boots has suspended payments using loyalty points in shops and online after attempts to break into customers’ accounts using stolen passwords. Customers will not be able to use Boots Advantage Card points to pay for products while the issue is dealt with. Boots said none of its own systems were compromised, but attackers had tried to access ...

  • Virgin Media admits breach exposed 900,000 customers’ personal information after database was left unsecured for ten months

    March 5, 2020

    The personal information of 900,000 Virgin Media customers was left exposed online for 10 months enabling a third-party to access the data, it has emerged. The company said the breach did not happen due to a hack but occurred because its database was incorrectly configured, allowing unauthorised access. The information in the database did not include passwords ...