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  • Several killed in car bomb attack near Somali parliament

    January 8, 2020

    At least four people have been killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu, police said. A plume of thick black smoke was seen over the city on Wednesday, and witnesses said a number of vehicles were on fire. “Explosives were packed in a vehicle ...

  • Blast in Pakistan’s Quetta kills two, wounds many: Officials

    January 7, 2020

    At least two people have been killed and several others wounded after a bomb targeted a security personnel vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. The attack took place at an intersection near the city’s busy Liaqat market on Tuesday evening, police said. “Two people have been killed and the number of injured is ...

  • MP Says Austria Unprepared After Cyberattack on Foreign Ministry

    January 7, 2020

    The Austrian State Department’s IT systems were under a ‘serious attack’ suspected to be carried out by a state-backed threat group according to a joint statement from the Foreign Ministry (BMEIA) and the Ministry of the Interior (BMI). “A coordination committee has been set up on the basis of the Network and Information System Security Act, and ...

  • CISA: Increased Geopolitical Tensions and Threats

    January 6, 2020

    Increased geopolitical tensions and threats of aggression may result in cyber and physical attacks against the Homeland and also destructive hybrid attacks by proxies against U.S. targets and interests abroad. Knowing how you, your organization, and your personnel may be exposed or targeted during increased tensions can help you better prepare. In many cases, implementing ...

  • 30 Killed in Northeast Nigeria Bomb Blast on Crowded Bridge

    January 6, 2020

    At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters on Monday. The bomb detonated at roughly 5 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on a crowded bridge in the market town of Gamboru that leads into neighboring Cameroon. Witnesses in the market ...

  • UK government investigates possible cyberattack link to London Stock exchange outage

    January 6, 2020

    The UK government is reexamining the London Stock Exchange outage to ascertain whether or not a cyberattack, rather than a software glitch, was the cause. The LSE’s outage occurred on August 16, 2019. A “software glitch” was blamed in which Friday early-morning traders were left unable to buy or sell shares for over an hour and a half. Both ...

  • DHS: Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber-attacks against the US

    January 6, 2020

    The US government has issued a security alert over the weekend, warning of possible acts of terrorism and cyber-attacks that could be carried out by Iran following the killing of a top general by the US military on Friday. The warning comes in the form of a rare NTAS (National Terrorism Advisory System) alert, of which ...

  • Letter bombs delivered to businesses in the Netherlands

    January 3, 2020

    Police in the Netherlands are investigating a series of letter bombs delivered to businesses in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam, AD.nl reports. Terrorism is not suspected, with police working with the hypothesis of extortion. The letters containing explosive materials were delivered to a hotel and petrol station in Amsterdam, a real estate office in Utrecht and another petrol station ...

  • Travelex UK Website Still Down After Cyberattack

    January 3, 2020

    The British website of foreign currency seller Travelex remains offline as of Friday 3 January, after being taken down following a cyber-attack on Monday 30 December (New Years Eve). The good news is that an investigation has shown there is no indication the virus has compromised any personal or customer data. But the fact that nearly a ...

  • Kenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county

    January 2, 2020

    Three people have been killed after a bus was attacked in Kenya close to the Somali border, local officials say. Two others were injured and are being treated at local clinics. The bus was travelling from Mombasa and was targeted in Lamu county when heavily armed men stopped it and sprayed it with bullets. The gunmen have not ...

  • Top psychologist: No certainty terror offenders can be ‘cured’

    January 2, 2020

    The psychologist behind the UK’s main deradicalisation programme for terror offenders says it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured”. Christopher Dean told the BBC some terror offenders who take part in his Healthy Identity Intervention (HII) scheme appear to regress because of their uniquely complex identities. Mr Dean spoke out after HII participant Usman ...

  • RavnAir revises estimate of damage from cyber attack

    December 31, 2019

    An Alaska air carrier that suffered a cyber attack has experienced more disruption than initially projected, according to a company announcement. The RavnAir Group on Dec. 20 experienced what it called a “malicious” cyber attack on its information technology network, Anchorage television station KTVA reported. The company cancelled some Alaska flights of Dash 8 aircraft and said ...

  • US Issues Terror Threat Warning on Kenyan Airspace

    December 31, 2019

    US Federal Aviation Administration has issued an air travel advisory for all US registered aircraft flying above the Kenyan Airspace due to what it terms as extremist millitia activity. In a report published by the Daily Nation, the US agency warned that aircrafts could be in danger of running into anti-aircraft weapons, especially at low altitudes. ”Aircrafts may encounter ...

  • US embassy in Iraq attacked by protesters angry at air strikes on militia

    December 31, 2019

    Protesters angered by recent deadly US air strikes targeting an Iran-backed Iraqi militia have attacked the US embassy compound in Baghdad. US troops fired tear gas to disperse a crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is in the capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone. One of the guard towers was also apparently set alight. At ...

  • UK: Two arrested over Bognor takeaway kebab ‘poison pills’

    December 30, 2019

    Two men have been arrested after three women found pills in their takeaway kebabs. The women, all in their 20s, found the tablets after buying food at Istanbul Grill in Bognor Regis High Street on Sunday, Sussex Police said. Two local men, aged 30 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger ...

  • Counter-terror police arrest five men at sites across England

    December 30, 2019

    Counter-terrorism police have arrested five men over concerns about a potential Islamist attack plot. The arrests followed a joint investigation by MI5 and police, who conducted raids on Monday morning at residential addresses in London, Manchester and Peterborough. The police side of the investigation is being led by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command, with officers conducting searches of ...

  • Army Follows Pentagon Guidance, Bans Chinese-Owned TikTok App

    December 30, 2019

    The U.S. Army has reversed its policy on TikTok, Military.com has learned, banning soldiers from using the popular Chinese social media app, which is now considered a security threat. “It is considered a cyber threat,” Lt. Col. Robin Ochoa, an Army spokeswoman, told Military.com. “We do not allow it on government phones.” Just two months ago, Army recruiters were ...

  • Taliban slams ‘baseless reports’ of ceasefire plans

    December 30, 2019

    The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war. In a statement released on Twitter, the Taliban’s official spokesman said the group has “no intention of declaring a ceasefire”. Blasting multiple US media reports suggesting ...

  • New Year Honours: Government faces multi-million pound compensation bill over leaked private details

    December 30, 2019

    The Government is facing fines and a compensation bill running into millions of pounds after the disclosure of the home addresses of counter-terrorism experts, senior police officers and celebrities on the new year honours list. Senior figures demanded an exhaustive inquiry into the circumstances which led to the personal details of more than 1,000 individuals who will ...

  • US Coast Guard discloses Ryuk ransomware infection at maritime facility

    December 30, 2019

    An infection with the Ryuk ransomware took down a maritime facility for more than 30 hours; the US Coast Guard said in a security bulletin it published before Christmas. The agency did not reveal the name or the location of the port authority; however, it described the incident as recent. “Forensic analysis is currently ongoing but the virus, ...