News – September 2017

 


  • Bomb squad searches property in Derbyshire street

    September 13, 2017

    Police officers were spotted in Godfrey Drive, Kirk Hallam – and a man has been arrested A bomb disposal team has been helping police search a house in Kirk Hallam. Officers were spotted outside a property, in Godfrey Drive. Police said a 44-year-old man has been arrested. A Derbyshire police spokeswoman said: “There is nothing to suggest the safety of the ...

  • Immediately Patch Windows 0-Day Flaw That’s Being Used to Spread Spyware

    September 13, 2017

    Windows 0-Day Flaw Get ready to install a fairly large batch of security patches onto your Windows computers. As part of its September Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released a large batch of security updates to patch a total of 81 CVE-listed vulnerabilities, on all supported versions of Windows and other MS products. The latest security update addresses ...

  • ‘Virtually no screening’ on tarmac workers a dangerous air security loophole

    September 13, 2017

    A senior Qantas pilot has blown the whistle on holes in the aviation security system. A380 captain Murray Butt, who also serves as president of the Australian and International Pilots Association, admitted there were some “problems” in the system designed to keep passengers and crew safe. “I think we need to be a little bit careful about ...

  • Amazon Web Services Can Now Host the Defense Department’s Most Sensitive Data

    September 12, 2017

    Amazon Web Services has a new market for its cloud computing, analytics, and storage services. This week, the Defense Department granted the cloud computing giant a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5 workloads, which are the military and Pentagon’s most sensitive, unclassified information. “This further bolsters AWS as an industry leader in helping support the DoD’s ...

  • Energy Doles Out $33 Million to Help Grid Withstand Cyber and Physical Attacks

    September 12, 2017

    The Energy Department announced a roughly $33 million investment Tuesday in seven projects aimed at securing the electric grid against cyberattacks, physical attacks and weather disasters. The projects are designed both to make grid systems more secure against cyberattacks and to improve their ability to withstand a cyberattack, according to a department fact sheet. One project, the Grid ...

  • Highly dangerous radioactive materials stolen four years ago still missing

    September 9, 2017

    The Gardai have yet to find radioactive materials which were stolen in Dublin four years ago. The seven lightning preventers, which were taken from a unit in Swords, were described by the gardaí at the time as “highly dangerous”. The materials were contained in a red metal box which had radiation warning signs on it. They were stored under ...

  • Equifax hack: Britons among 143 million people to have their details compromised

    September 8, 2017

    Credit agency Equifax has admitted that data from 143 million customers may have been compromised in a security breach earlier this year. US, UK and Canadian residents are among those to have their details accessed through a website application vulnerability. The attack was discovered to have run from mid-May until 29 July, but the US company has ...

  • Dragonfly 2.0: Hacking Group Infiltrated European and US Power Facilities

    September 7, 2017

    The notorious hacking group that has been in operation since at least 2011 has re-emerged and is still interested in targeting the United States and European companies in the energy sector. Yes, I am talking about the ‘Dragonfly,’ a well-resourced, Eastern European hacking group responsible for sophisticated cyber-espionage campaigns against the critical infrastructure of energy companies in different ...

  • Malaysia says foils hijacking of Thai tanker, 10 pirates arrested

    September 7, 2017

    Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime security agency commander said. A special team from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) stormed the MT Tanker MGT1, off the coast of the northeastern state of Terengganu, nearly 10 hours after ...

  • U.S. requires enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey

    September 7, 2017

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday it is issuing a new security directive requiring enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey. The change was “to adequately address emerging threats to cargo and raise the baseline for global aviation security,” TSA spokesman Michael England said. The directive mandates voluntary measures already in use by Turkey and will ...

  • French police find more explosives after raid near Paris

    September 7, 2017

    French police unearthed a second stash of explosive materials near Paris on Thursday after a similar find in a nearby suburb on Wednesday, a justice official said as three suspects were questioned by anti-terrorism investigators. Thursday’s swoop was carried out at a garage rented by one of the three detained in the wake of Wednesday’s raid ...

  • Hurricane Irma: Residents prepare for ‘potentially catastrophic’ storm

    September 6, 2017

    Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, has hit the Caribbean, with officials warning of its “potentially catastrophic” effects. The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph). It first hit Antigua and Barbuda, before moving on to French islands Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin. It is then expected ...

  • Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab a ‘danger’ to US security, senator warns

    September 5, 2017

    Prominent cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab poses a danger to U.S. security, warns Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who is pushing to prohibit the federal government from using the Moscow-based company’s products. In a New York Times column, Shaheen alleges that the company has “extensive” ties to Russian intelligence, noting that the firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky graduated from the ...

  • This Unique EPA Plane Is Monitoring Toxic Waste Dumps Around Houston

    September 5, 2017

    As federal, state, and local agencies continue to respond to the damage and flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, as well as neighboring Louisiana, one of the more contentious questions has been the danger posed to communities by heavily polluted sites within the disaster zone. As part of its response, the Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • North Korea’s nuclear test site at risk of imploding, Chinese scientist says

    September 5, 2017

    The single mountain under which North Korea most likely conducted its five most recent nuclear bomb tests, including the latest and most powerful on Sunday, could be at risk of collapsing, a Chinese scientist said. By measuring and analyzing the shock waves caused by the blasts, and picked up by quake stations in China and neighboring ...