News – November 2019

 


  • Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

    November 8, 2019

    A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes. It is believed that a “maintenance update” caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly sent in the early hours of Thursday morning. While the glitch helped reunite friends who hadn’t talked to each other ...

  • Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

    November 8, 2019

    Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores. Regularly placed near the top of the UN’s Human Development Index and among the world’s richest countries in terms of GDP per capita, the Scandinavian country is facing ...

  • Five police commandos, 1 civilian injured in powerful IED blast in Manipur’s Imphal

    November 6, 2019

    A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast rocked Manipur’s Imphal town on Tuesday morning. The IED blast took place at Thangal Bazar. Five police commandos and one civilian were injured in the explosion. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, Raj Medicity. The blast took place around 9.30 am. Police said among the injured are Additional ...

  • Canadian Nunavut government systems crippled by ransomware

    November 5, 2019

    Canadian government IT systems have been forced into lockdown after a successful ransomware attack. On Monday, government officials for the Nunavut region said that over the weekend, a “new and sophisticated type of ransomware” struck the territory. All government services — with the exception of an energy corporation — that rely on access to electronic information stored ...

  • An Aberdeen man has appeared in court charged with making or possessing an explosive

    November 5, 2019

    Richard Smith, 26, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the matter. It comes after chemicals were seized at a property in Aberdeen. A cordon was put in place around a property on King Street and residents evacuated following their discovery on Saturday. Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were ...

  • DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

    November 5, 2019

    Funds will develop new technology to tackle rising security risks posed by Unmanned Air Systems The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched ...

  • Ransomware hits Spanish companies sparking WannaCry panic

    November 4, 2019

    Two major Spanish companies have been hit by ransomware today. Both infections occurred on the same day, sparking memories of the WannaCry outbreak. Spain was one of the first countries alongside the UK, where the WannaCry ransomware infections were spotted for the first time back on May 12, 2017. Affected at the time were Spanish newspaper El ...

  • Mali: At least 54 killed in one of deadliest attacks on soldiers for 10 years

    November 2, 2019

    The attack on Malian soldiers in Indelimane in the Menaka region near the Niger border is one of the deadliest in the last decade. At least 54 people have been killed in Mali following a jihadist attack on Friday. The Malian army were targeted on a military post in Indelimane, in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, ...