Why the Ebola outbreak in DRC has spun out of control

An Ebola epidemic that experts are calling “exceptionally dangerous” is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, there have been more than 420 cases and 240 deaths, which makes it the largest outbreak of Ebola since the 2014-2016 West Read More …

Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak

Congolese rebels have killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack in the center of the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, Congo’s military said Sunday. The violence threatened to again force the suspension of efforts Read More …

Lloyd’s says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina

Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Published two months after a ransomware cyber-attack that hobbled Read More …

Physical infrastructure and industrial systems at greater risk of cyber attacks

The world is facing a “new wave” of cyber attacks which target industrial systems and physical infrastructure, said Mr Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. This trend puts critical infrastructure at greater risk of damage. With Read More …