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  • Australia has a new biometric border processing system

    June 4, 2020

    Australia’s new biometric system is now live. It will be used by the Department of Home Affairs for visa and border processing “to secure Australia’s borders and facilitate the flow of legitimate travellers”. The Enterprise Biometric Identification Services (EBIS) system is based on the Unisys Stealth(identity) multi-factor identity management and authentication solution and uses identity solutions ...

  • FBI investigating reported homemade explosives in Tazewell County

    June 4, 2020

    Multiple witnesses are reporting the detonation of a homemade explosive device. The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Virginia State Police and the FBI, are investigating an incident that occurred on Holy Road just outside of the Town of Richlands. During the next couple of days citizens may notice a large law enforcement presence and may ...

  • Virginia: Stockpile of explosives found in home of Valley man killed in NY police shootout

    June 4, 2020

    Federal and state officials found a stockpile of explosive devices on the property of a Shenandoah Valley man who was killed after a shootout with police on a New York highway last week. Last Friday, WHSV was there as Virginia State Police, local law enforcement agencies, and FBI agents searched one property owned by Joshua Blessed ...

  • Pennsylvania: Man Accused Of Leaving Backpack Of Explosives In Downtown Pittsburgh

    June 4, 2020

    Pittsburgh police and ATF agents searched the home of a man accused of leaving explosives next to a downtown Pittsburgh building. Matthew Michanowicz, 52, is charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction and possession of explosive or incendiary materials or devices. According to police, Michanowicz was seen riding up to PNC Plaza on a bike with a ...

  • Additional ATMs blown up in Philadelphia as police release video of suspects

    June 4, 2020

    Philadelphia police released new video Thursday of three suspects blowing up an ATM at a restaurant after warning a customer to leave. The suspects can be seen on video in the lobby of New Far East Palace Restaurant on Ruscomb Street in the city’s Logan section. It all started Tuesday night just before 11 p.m. Police said one ...

  • Pennsylvania: Explosive devices found in Lancaster after protests this week – police

    June 3, 2020

    A low-level explosive device that detonated in Lancaster this week has led authorities to urge residents to stay home and safe, as many are taking to the streets in solidarity of national protests against police brutality. Unplanned, or quickly-assembled protests have continued to take place in central Pennsylvania cities, including in Lancaster. Lancaster police are recommending extra ...

  • Assam: IED recovered at Bogapani, defused by army’s bomb squad

    June 3, 2020

    Security forces on Wednesday recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Bogapani, which was wrapped in polythene. The IED was recovered from NH 36 and it was diffused by a bomb squad of the army from Dinjan. It is suspected that ULFA (I) had placed the IED at Bogapani to create panic among the locals. It may be ...

  • Ransomware gang says it breached one of NASA’s IT contractors

    June 3, 2020

    The operators of the DopplePaymer ransomware have congratulated SpaceX and NASA for their first human-operated rocket launch and then immediately announced that they infected the network of one of NASA’s IT contractors. In a blog post published today, the DopplePaymer ransomware gang said it successfully breached the network of Digital Management Inc. (DMI), a Maryland-based company that provides ...

  • Amtrak discloses data breach, potential leak of customer account data

    June 2, 2020

    The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has disclosed a data breach that may have resulted in the compromise of customer personally identifiable information (PII). The data breach was discovered on April 16, 2020. In a letter to the Attorney General’s Office of Vermont, made public on April 29, the rail service said that an unknown third party managed ...

  • Ebola: Congo hit by second outbreak as country faces coronavirus and measles crises

    June 2, 2020

    A second Ebola outbreak has hit Congo as the country struggles to cope with coronavirus and the world’s largest measles outbreak, health officials have announced. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had not yet declared an official end to Ebola in its troubled east, where at least 2,243 people have died since an epidemic began there in August ...

  • No Entry: How Attackers Can Sneak Past Facial Recognition Devices

    June 2, 2020

    The global pandemic had pushed enterprises around the world to rethink the way their offices operate. In this new age of social distancing, how can big groups safely work together? How can a business reduce their employees’ exposure to the virus? One policy that many are implementing is installing hands-free access control at company entry ...

  • The threat of Wilayat al Sinai in Egypt

    June 1, 2020

    The Sinai Peninsula is a strategically and economically significant region of Egypt, which is bordered by the Gaza Strip, Israel, the Gulf of Aqaba, the Mediterranean Sea, and – most importantly – the Suez Canal, where 8% of global trade transits occur, including 3% of global oil supplies. The insurgency in the Sinai region, which is ...

  • Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says Researcher

    June 1, 2020

    As protests continue to proliferate across the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Minnesota Police Department is making news for something else: A supposed hack, perpetrated at the hands of the Anonymous hacktivist group. According to Troy Hunt at Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), the group of allegedly ill-gotten email addresses and passwords ...

  • TSA Wants Technology for Passenger Self-Screening at Airports

    June 1, 2020

    The Transportation Security Administration is exploring the possibility of passenger self-screening at airports, similar to self-checkout at the grocery store. On May 21, TSA posted an update to a solicitation originally posted in November. The opportunity, titled Passenger Self-Screening Systems Development, is a “call” under the Homeland Security Department’s Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Apex Screening at Speed. The BAA ...

  • UK: Man faces explosives charge after metal pipe and powder found in Liverpool house

    May 30, 2020

    A 52-year-old man has been charged with an explosives offence following a police search at a house in Liverpool. Mohammed Ali was arrested after officers were called to reports of a loud bang on the evening of 17 April. Police said they found a metal pipe and black powder in the hallway of a house in Sunlight ...

  • Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests reignite

    May 29, 2020

    Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Police said officers were able to safely evacuate as rioters breached the perimeter and started a fire ...

  • UK: Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation

    May 28, 2020

    The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity. The only way to submit a proposal to the Defence and Security Accelerator is online via our submission service. To access DASA’s services and apply for ...

  • India: J&K Police foils car bombing bid in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

    May 28, 2020

    Police on Thursday foiled car bombing attempt by militants in south Kashmir by timely detection of IED in a car. A police spokesman said a major incident of a vehicle-borne ED blast was averted by the timely input and action by  Police, CRPF, and Army in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district today morning. A police official said the ...

  • New Zealand has no new coronavirus cases and no patients with COVID-19 in hospital

    May 27, 2020

    New Zealand has nobody in hospital with coronavirus and has not discovered a new case for five days, the health ministry said today. The last remaining hospital patient was discharged in Auckland overnight in the latest mark of success for New Zealand’s widely-praised response to the pandemic. New Zealand only confirmed its first case on February 26, but had shut ...

  • Coronavirus: China’s plan to test everyone in Wuhan

    May 27, 2020

    China has been carrying out an ambitious plan to test everyone in Wuhan, the city where the Covid-19 pandemic began, following the emergence of a cluster of new infections. The authorities had pledged to test the city’s inhabitants over a 10-day period, starting on 14 May. We’ve looked at what was achieved, and over what period of ...