News – November 2019

 


  • Ukraine intensifies cooperation in cybersecurity area, to sign a Declaration of Intent with Lithuania

    November 26, 2019

    On November 27 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodniuk will sign a Declaration of Intent on cooperation as the countries’ cooperation in the area of cybersecurity is intensified. The signature ceremony will take place at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania during the official visit and ...

  • Dutch police arrest two men on suspicion of ‘preparing a terrorist attack’

    November 26, 2019

    Police in the Netherlands have arrested two men from Zoetermeer, near The Hague, on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. Authorities say they believe the attack would likely have been carried out in the Netherlands at the end of the year, using “bomb vests and one or more car bombs”. The two suspects, aged 20 and 34, ...

  • Thirteen French soldiers killed in Mali helicopter accident

    November 26, 2019

    Thirteen French were killed on Monday in a helicopter accident during an operation against jihadist militants in northern Mali, the French president’s office said in a statement on Tuesday. The accident, a collision between two helicopters, occurred while the forces were engaging jihadist fighters who have staged a series of deadly strikes in northern Mali in recent weeks, the Elysée ...

  • Delhi police arrest 3 men linked to Islamic State, recover IED

    November 25, 2019

    Police suspect the three men were influenced by the Islamic State. The three men were found carrying explosive materials used to devise bombs and IED. elhi Police on Monday prevented a major terror strike in the Capital and apprehended three men linked to an Islamic State terror module and recovered Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from them. The ...

  • NYPD Fingerprint Database Taken Offline to Thwart Ransomware

    November 25, 2019

    The New York Police Department’s database of fingerprints was knocked offline over the weekend thanks to a ransomware scare, according to reports. The malware was introduced to the network via a contractor who was installing a digital display, according to an article in the New York Post. To do the install, the person (the company has not ...

  • Lassa fever: Britons who came into contact with victims brought back to UK for tests

    November 24, 2019

    Three Britons have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with two people who have been diagnosed with Lassa fever. One of the two Dutch nationals who contracted the virus – which has symptoms similar to Ebola – has since died. Public Health England confirmed that the ...

  • Walmart Pork Containing Superbugs Resistant to Important Antibiotics Found

    November 24, 2019

    Testing has revealed the presence of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics in pork products sold at Walmart stores in the eastern U.S., according to a report. Research conducted by non-profit World Animal Protection (WAP) identified several strains of bacteria in the meat, 80 percent of which were resistant to at least one antibiotic. Furthermore, the report ...

  • Three police officers killed in bombing after renewed protests in Colombia

    November 23, 2019

    Three police officers have died in a bomb blast at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests in the capital, Bogota. Ten other officers were also injured in the explosion in Santander de Quilichao, a town in the southwestern province of Cauca which is a hotspot for drug trafficking and violence. It comes after three ...

  • FSB commandos descend on Islamist cells plotting coup in Russia’s largest cities

    November 22, 2019

    The FSB’s elite counter-terrorism teams breached flats across Moscow, Tatarstan and the Tyumen region of Siberia, targeting members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical Islamist organization designated as terrorists in Russia. A video released by the security agency shows heavily armed officers gaining entry through the doors and ordering the suspects onto the ground. Read more… Source: RT  

  • UK Defence and Security Accelerator showcases protective material innovations

    November 22, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be showcasing the latest in protective transparent material innovations at an interactive event in December. Representatives from the Armed Forces, government, and industry will be able to see how they can benefit from recent developments in new robust, lightweight, high-performing, protective materials, which have the potential to offer better ...

  • How Ukraine became the unlikely home for Isis leaders escaping the caliphate

    November 21, 2019

    Ukrainian authorities announced last week they had arrested a top Isis commander in Kiev in a joint operation with the CIA. He appears to be one of many to have made Ukraine their home, writes Oliver Carroll in Kiev As far as extreme terror went, Al Bara Shishani had a reputation. Understood to have held the post of Isis’ deputy minister ...

  • The algorithms that go into your luggage screening at airports

    November 21, 2019

    When you check in your baggage for a flight, it must be screened before it is allowed on the plane. Baggage screening detects threats within luggage and personal belongings by X-ray analysis as they pass along a conveyor belt. Hold-baggage and passenger screening systems are capable of detecting contraband materials, narcotics, explosives and weapons. Millions of ...

  • Foreign Ministers take decisions to adapt NATO, recognize space as an operational domain

    November 20, 2019

    Ministers took important decisions for NATO’s continuing adaptation. They agreed to recognize space as a new operational domain for NATO, alongside air, land, sea and cyber. “This can allow NATO planners to make requests for Allies to provide capabilities and services, such as hours of satellite communications,” said the Secretary General. He added that NATO ...

  • Cayman National Bank IOM suffers data hack

    November 20, 2019

    A criminal hacking group has claimed responsibility for the data theft. It claims to have published 2TB of confidential data. A criminal investigation is ongoing and Cayman National is co-operating with law enforcement authorities, including Isle of Man Constabulary, to identify the perpetrators of the data theft. Cayman National Bank (Isle of Man) Limited is a subsidiary ...

  • Far-Right Terrorism Has Increased 320 Percent in Just 4 Years, Extremism Watchdog Warns

    November 20, 2019

    The annual report from conflict watchdog the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has found that while the number of deaths from terrorism is falling, more countries were affected by terrorist violence in 2018 than in 2017. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index showed a general downwards trend in the number of attacks, deaths and economic damage ...