News – October 2019

 


  • Manchester Arndale stabbings: Five hurt as man arrested

    October 11, 2019

    Five people have been injured in a knife attack at the Arndale Centre in Manchester. A man, 41, is being held on suspicion of terror offences after three people were stabbed and two others were hurt. The centre was evacuated at about 11:15 BST when a man with a large knife started “lunging and attacking people”, according ...

  • ‘Explosion’ reported on Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

    October 11, 2019

    An explosion has caused a fire on an Iranian tanker near the coast of Saudi Arabia, Iranian media say. The vessel, from Iran’s national oil company (NIOC), was 60 miles (97km) from the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The ship’s two main storage tanks are said to have been damaged, causing an oil spill in the Red ...

  • Blind man climbs on top of BA plane in Extinction Rebellion airport takeover

    October 10, 2019

    An environment activist climbed on top of a British Airways plane at London City Airport as part of Extinction Rebellion’s climate protest today. James Brown was taken on to the plane as a passenger and was the first person to board as he is partially sighted. He managed to clamber on to the top of the ...

  • EU Warns Of State-sponsored Attacks On 5G Networks

    October 10, 2019

    European Union warns of 5G risk, particularly if a “supplier being subject to interference from a non-EU country” The European Union has issued a blunt warning about the future security of 5G networks, and urged operators not to rely too much on a single supplier. It carefully did not mention Huawei, ZTE or China by name, but the ...

  • Major exercise tests Lebanon’s response to chemical attack

    October 9, 2019

    Lebanon’s military and security forces, medical and relief workers took part in a major exercise to test the country’s ability to respond to a chemical, biological or radiological attack. The simulated exercise, described as the largest and most comprehensive of its kind ever to take place in the country, was staged in the southern Lebanese town ...

  • Northern California braced for mega power cut

    October 9, 2019

    A power company has started cutting electricity to around 800,000 homes, businesses and other locations in Northern California, in an attempt to prevent wildfires. Large swathes of the San Francisco Bay Area – though not the city itself – are expected to be affected. The region’s utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), has warned the shut ...

  • Can AI secure transportation systems without compromising safety?

    October 9, 2019

    The ongoing controversy surrounding Boeing’s 737 Max 8 airliner should serve as a cautionary tale—not just for those in aviation, but for the entire transportation safety community. Though plane (and other transportation) crashes are an unfortunate reality, the recent Boeing disasters were unique. Instead of faulty mechanics, pilot error or foul weather, in these cases ...

  • Two killed in shooting near synagogue in Germany

    October 9, 2019

    Two people have died in a shooting near a synagogue in Germany.. Police, who are urging locals to stay inside, said two people were dead and that one person has been arrested. “Our forces have detained one person,” Halle police wrote in a tweet. “We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are ...

  • Extinction Rebellion plans to shut down London City airport this week

    October 9, 2019

    Extinction Rebellion is planning to shutdown London City airport for three days later this week. The climate activists, who have been protesting in Central London, said they planned to occupy both the departure and arrivals hall of the airport with the aim of blocking security. The plan is to do a “Hong Kong-style occupation”, which saw one of Asia’s busiest hubs paralysed for ...

  • National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Securing the Industrial Internet of Things for the Energy Sector

    October 8, 2019

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for the energy sector use case. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to ...

  • Ebola fears in Sweden as patient suspected of having deadly virus rushed to hospital in Malmo

    October 8, 2019

    An outbreak alert was sparked when a patient was rushed to Skane University Hospital in Lund, near Malmo, with worrying symptoms linked to the deadly virus. “There are confirmed cases of Ebola in the area where the person has been staying,” said Maria Josephsson, director of operations at the infection clinic, without giving further details. “The reason the suspicion arose ...

  • US blacklists more Chinese firms

    October 8, 2019

    More Chinese companies have joined Huawei on the US black list, which means they can’t buy products from US manufacturers without explicit government consent. According to the BBC, the US has decided to blacklist these 28 companies because of their alleged involvement in the ongoing abuse the Chinese government is conducting against ethnic Uighurs in the province of ...

  • Cybersecurity giants join forces to combat cyberthreats under OASIS umbrella

    October 8, 2019

    IBM, McAfee, and 16 other companies have launched an initiative designed to tackle fragmentation and interoperability problems in the cybersecurity space. As cyberthreats have become frequent aspects of our lives — whether related to the risk of fraud and identity theft in the consumer realm or state-sponsored attacks launched against enterprise companies and critical service providers ...

  • German police open terror probe after eight injured in lorry attack

    October 8, 2019

    German police have opened a terrorism investigation after eight people were injured by a lorry that rammed into traffic. Officers have arrested a Syrian man in connection with the incident in the western town of Limburg on Monday night, which is being treated as attempted murder. The suspect, 32, is believed to have hijacked the lorry, although ...

  • Homeland Security, DoD, Transportation Officials Focus on Aviation Cyber Security

    October 8, 2019

    The National Strategy for Aviation Security “directs a risk-based approach to identify and mitigate aviation cyber vulnerabilities impacting the aviation ecosystem, which includes both civil and military aviation,” according to the CISA official. “In support of cyber risk-reduction and resiliency efforts, the aviation ecosystem is an extensive multi-layered network of intersecting elements with integral roles ...