News – January 2020

 


  • 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 ...

  • WHO: Pneumonia of unknown cause – China

    January 5, 2020

    On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. As of 3 January 2020, a total of 44 patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology have been reported to WHO by the national authorities in China. Of ...

  • 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 ...