News – March 2020

 


  • FBI agents kill man allegedly plotting bomb attack on hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

    March 26, 2020

    A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release on Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured on Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton, Missouri, after a long-running domestic terrorism investigation, according to a statement ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 65

    March 25, 2020

    Two new countries/territories/areas from the Western Pacific Region have reported cases of COVID-19. OpenWHO released its introductory video on COVID-19 in Indian sign language yesterday, which is the first sign language resource on the platform. The video already has nearly 900 enrolments.Courses in additional languages can be found here. As the ...

  • The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA): Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

    March 25, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. It can take up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported a patient suspected of having COVID-19. Some ambulance cleaning centres ...

  • WildPressure APT targets industrial-related entities in the Middle East

    March 24, 2020

    In August 2019, Kaspersky discovered a malicious campaign distributing a fully fledged C++ Trojan that we call Milum. All the victims we registered were organizations from the Middle East. At least some of them are related to industrial sector. Our Kaspersky Threat Attribution Engine (KTAE) doesn’t show any code similarities with known campaigns. Nor have ...

  • 2002 Bangladesh mosque blasts: Bangladeshi national held in Maharashtra

    March 24, 2020

    A 42-year-old Bangladeshi national wanted in connection with three blasts at a mosque in Bangladesh in 2002 has been arrested from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch of neighbouring Thane Police arrested Mophajjal Hussain alias Mopha Ali Gazi alias Maphizul Mandal, hailing from Satkhira in Khulna state ...

  • Fermanagh: Police anger at bomb hoax during virus efforts

    March 24, 2020

    A senior police officer has condemned dissident republicans for causing a security alert in County Fermanagh. A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object, which was spotted by a member of the public at Clogh near Rosslea. It was later declared to be a hoax. PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) Superintendent Clive Beatty blamed dissident ...

  • Paging A Joint Task Force: Cyber Defense Of Pandemic Medical Infrastructure

    March 24, 2020

    The ongoing global response to COVID-19 infections has become a critical public health, economic, and national security priority. The crisis has been made worse by ransomware and other disruptive intrusion incidents, threatening the continued provision of healthcare services to patients affected by the disease. U.S. Health and Human Services disclosures of known data breaches — even prior ...

  • European Commission bid to ensure supply of personal protective equipment for the EU proves successful

    March 24, 2020

    The joint procurement of personal protective equipment launched by the European Commission to address the coronavirus crisis has proven successful. Producers made offers covering and in some cases even exceeding the quantities requested by the Member States that take part in the procurement, for every single item requested. The joint procurement covers masks type 2 and ...

  • India: 3 arrested in connection with IED blast in Manipur

    March 23, 2020

    Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, police said on Monday. Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said. The blast occurred ...

  • It’s time to track people’s smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

    March 23, 2020

    Tracking and limiting the movements of overseas travelers, and others suspected to be COVID-19 coronavirus carriers, has proved an essential tool in controlling the pandemic. That’s according to Professor Marylouise McLaws, a technical adviser to the World Health Organization’s Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit. McLaws – a professor at the University of New South Wales’ School ...

  • Monitoring ICS Cyber Operation Tools and Software Exploit Modules To Anticipate Future Threats

    March 23, 2020

    There has only been a small number of broadly documented cyber attacks targeting operational technologies (OT) / industrial control systems (ICS) over the last decade. While fewer attacks is clearly a good thing, the lack of an adequate sample size to determine risk thresholds can make it difficult for defenders to understand the threat environment, ...

  • Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

    March 22, 2020

    Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans. The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai. “This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident ...

  • Europol: Rise of fake ‘corona cures’ revealed in global counterfeit medicine operation

    March 21, 2020

    Europol has supported a global operation to target trafficking counterfeit medicines. Operation Pangea, coordinated by INTERPOL and involved 90 countries worldwide, took place between 3 and 10 March 2020. The pandemic has opened up a business opportunity for predatory criminals. Authorities around the world seized nearly 34 000 counterfeit surgical masks, making them the most commonly ...

  • Birmingham: Four Convicted For National Action Membership

    March 20, 2020

    Four people were convicted on the 19 March of being members of the banned extreme right wing neo-Nazi group National Action. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court took less than nine hours to find three men and a woman guilty, one other man had admitted membership of the group before the trial. These convictions are the ...

  • Newcastle: Man Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism

    March 20, 2020

    Man from Newcastle Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism and Inciting Terrorism Overseas A man from Newcastle has today, Friday March 20, pleaded guilty to Terrorism Offences following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 35 (18/03/85), from the Arthur’s Hill area of Newcastle pleaded guilty at a hearing ...