News – October 2017

 


  • Equifax Says 145.5M Affected by Breach, Ex-CEO Testifies

    October 3, 2017

    Equifax, the credit agency behind this summer’s breach of 143 million Americans, said this week the number of victims implicated in the breach has increased. Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., the company’s interim CEO, announced Monday that 2.5 million additional Americans were also impacted, bringing the grand total to 145.5 million affected individuals. Equifax initially called its investigation around ...

  • Five arrested after ‘failed bomb attempt’ in upmarket Paris district

    October 3, 2017

    Five people are in custody after an apparent failed bomb attempt in an upmarket district of Paris. Police were alerted by a member of the public about suspicious activity in a building in the Porte d’Auteuil neighbourhood on Saturday. Authorities later found and deactivated an explosive device. Two gas cylinders had been discovered in the hallway of the ...

  • Key buildings to be made more secure with Infrastructure Protection Act

    October 3, 2017

    Speaking in Parliament at the start of the debate on the new law, Mrs Teo said that terrorists now typically target crowded places or iconic buildings, with the aim to kill as many people as possible to make a statement with their acts. These incidents point to the importance of protecting infrastructure here, she added. The new ...

  • Las Vegas shooting: 50 people killed in Mandalay Bay attack

    October 2, 2017

    At least 50 people have been killed and another 200 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival. He was shot dead by officers in the hotel where ...

  • VMFA-251 pilots maintain CBRN equipment skills during training drills

    October 2, 2017

    Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, also known as the “Thunderbolts”, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, continue to showcase unit readiness through training for every possible scenario, while forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.  The Thunderbolts have intensified training on familiarizing aircrew members with the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble (JPACE) and respirator, a ...

  • Chinese firm behind Essex nuclear plant refuses to reveal security information

    October 1, 2017

    The Chinese state-owned company planning a nuclear power station in Essexrefused to share the security arrangements for a Chinese nuclear plant with the British authorities, it has been revealed. Inspectors from the UK nuclear regulator visited the China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) in Shenzhen earlier this year, as part of the four-year approval process for the reactor ...

  • U.S. to provide $5 million in additional cyber assistance to Ukraine

    October 1, 2017

    The United States will provide over $5 million in new cyber assistance, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch announced during the first United States-Ukraine Bilateral Cyber Dialogue in Kyiv on Sept. 29. The additional funds will go to help Ukraine improve its ability to prevent, mitigate, and respond to cyberattacks. Yovanovitch announced the sum in a bid to underly a bilateral meeting between the two ...

  • Teenager charged after M3 hazard causes chaos

    October 1, 2017

    A teenager has been charged after a mystery hazard caused gridlock on the M3, leaving thousands of motorists and passengers stranded. The 17-year-old boy from Winchester is accused of two counts of arson and two counts of causing danger to road users. The busy motorway was closed for 11 hours last week after a mysterious material was ...