Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

Internet service providers (ISPs) based in Kazakhstan are being instructed to force their users to install government-issued root certificates on their devices to allow agencies to intercept web traffic. The increasingly-widespread Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) refers to the transmission of Read More …

ASD reveals rules for keeping vulnerabilities secret

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has quietly published its process for deciding when knowledge of cybersecurity vulnerabilities is kept secret. This is the first official acknowledgement that the ASD might not disclose all of the vulnerabilities it discovers. However, knowledge Read More …

Russia’s FSB thwarts IS terror plot against GRU officers, commuter rail passengers

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled an attempt to carry out a terrorist attack on military intelligence (GRU) officers and railway passengers in Moscow that members of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) were plotting, Kommersant reported, Read More …

Fitness app Polar exposed locations of spies and military personnel

A popular fitness app that tracks the activity data on millions of users has inadvertently revealed the locations of personnel working at military bases and intelligence services. The app, Polar Flow, built by its eponymous company Polar, a Finnish-based fitness Read More …

State Intelligence/Fusion Center staying ahead of next threat

High above the congested traffic on Kanawha Boulevard across the river from the state Capitol, Scott Pauley helps manage a team of eight intelligence analysts constantly searching for the next potential threat. Pauley is deputy director of the West Virginia Read More …

Lebanon Foiled ISIS Barbie Doll Bomb Plot On Flight From Australia To Abu Dhabi

Lebanese intelligence helped foil a plot by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to bring down an airliner with bombs hidden inside a Barbie doll and a meat grinder, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Nouhad Machnouk told reporters that Lebanese police intelligence stopped Read More …

Ukrainian military intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev

A high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence official has been killed by a car bomb in Kiev in what authorities are calling an act of terrorism. An explosive device destroyed the Mercedes being driven by Col Maksim Shapoval at 8.15am local time, Read More …

Manchester Arena attack: UK hits out at US ‘leaks’ over terror inquiry

British counter-terrorism officials have hit out at their US counterparts for apparently leaking intelligence to the American media in connection with the Manchester attack inquiry. The officials suggested trust had been “breached” and the investigation had been “undermined”. It comes Read More …