Law Enforcement


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. Air Force E-11A plane crashed in a Taliban held-territory in Afghanistan

    January 27, 2020

    A US Air Force E-11A plane crashed in Taliban-held territory in south-west Afghanistan. The initial reports indicated it was an Afghan Ariana passenger plane that crashed in Ghazni province with 83 people on board, but late the state-owned Afghan Ariana rejected the report and said in a statement that all their flights have been conducted normally. The ...

  • Police go-ahead for facial recognition cameras in London could break the law, government watchdog warns

    January 26, 2020

    The looming use of facial recognition cameras across London could fall foul of the law, the government’s own watchdog has warned. Professor Paul Wiles, the biometrics commissioner, joined human rights groups and some MPs in criticising the announcement by the Metropolitan Police force. He pointed out that an initial court ruling – clearing the way South Wales Police used the cameras – did not amount to a ...

  • UK cyber security legislation ‘crying out for reform’, new report finds

    January 22, 2020

    A new report released today by the Criminal Law Reform Now Network (CLRNN) – a collaboration between academics, practitioners and other legal experts – finds the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA) is “crying out for reform”. he CMA criminalises individuals who attempt to access or modify data on a computer without authorisation. This often involves cyber-attacks ...

  • Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare because he was going to miss his flight

    January 18, 2020

    A passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late has been jailed for 16 months. Rashidul Islam was due to fly from Gatwick Airport to Morocco to see his fiancee, but his train from Cricklewood unexpectedly terminated at St Pancras. He took a taxi from the train station in Central London but ...

  • FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

    January 16, 2020

    Nation-state hackers have breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, the FBI said in a security alert sent to private industry partners last week. The hacks took place after attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach the two municiplities’ networks. The FBI says that once attackers got a foothold on these networks, “malicious ...

  • FBI arrests 3 linked to white supremacist group ahead of pro-gun rally

    January 16, 2020

    FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian armed forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital. The three men are members of the Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed ...

  • British, French Spies Risk EU Curbs on Telecom Data Snooping

    January 15, 2020

    British and French spy and security agencies shouldn’t be given unfettered access to phone and internet users’ data, according to an adviser to the European Union’s top court who warned that mass interception of private communications is only allowed in a “limited and discriminate” manner. A U.K. law that obliges telecommunications companies to provide security and intelligence ...

  • Extinction Rebellion listed as ‘extremist’ by anti-terror police

    January 11, 2020

    Extinction Rebellion has defended its activists after police included the group on a list of extremist ideologies in a counter-terrorism report. Guidance drawn up by Counter Terror Police South East (CTPSE) listed the environmental protest group alongside organisations such as National Action, and Islamic extremists, according to documents seen by The Guardian. Extinction Rebellion branded the label a ...

  • HMP Whitemoor: Knife attack by inmates wearing fake suicide vests treated as terrorism

    January 10, 2020

    An assault on prison officers by two inmates wearing fake suicide vests is being treated as a terror attack, police have said. One officer was left with stab wounds to his head and neck following the incident at the maximum security HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire on Thursday morning. He was set on from behind by the prisoners, ...

  • 3 men, planning terror attack in Delhi & UP, arrested

    January 9, 2020

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Thursday arrested three suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning an attack in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The arrests took place after an exchange of fire between the police and suspects in Wazirabad in Delhi, officials said. The three men arrested were identified as Khaja Moideen (52), Syed Ali Navas ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...