FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

Nation-state hackers have breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, the FBI said in a security alert sent to private industry partners last week. The hacks took place after attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach Read More …

British, French Spies Risk EU Curbs on Telecom Data Snooping

British and French spy and security agencies shouldn’t be given unfettered access to phone and internet users’ data, according to an adviser to the European Union’s top court who warned that mass interception of private communications is only allowed in a Read More …

Extinction Rebellion listed as ‘extremist’ by anti-terror police

Extinction Rebellion has defended its activists after police included the group on a list of extremist ideologies in a counter-terrorism report. Guidance drawn up by Counter Terror Police South East (CTPSE) listed the environmental protest group alongside organisations such as Read More …

HMP Whitemoor: Knife attack by inmates wearing fake suicide vests treated as terrorism

An assault on prison officers by two inmates wearing fake suicide vests is being treated as a terror attack, police have said. One officer was left with stab wounds to his head and neck following the incident at the maximum Read More …

Top psychologist: No certainty terror offenders can be ‘cured’

The psychologist behind the UK’s main deradicalisation programme for terror offenders says it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured”. Christopher Dean told the BBC some terror offenders who take part in his Healthy Identity Intervention (HII) scheme Read More …

UK: Two arrested over Bognor takeaway kebab ‘poison pills’

Two men have been arrested after three women found pills in their takeaway kebabs. The women, all in their 20s, found the tablets after buying food at Istanbul Grill in Bognor Regis High Street on Sunday, Sussex Police said. Two Read More …

Counter-terror police arrest five men at sites across England

Counter-terrorism police have arrested five men over concerns about a potential Islamist attack plot. The arrests followed a joint investigation by MI5 and police, who conducted raids on Monday morning at residential addresses in London, Manchester and Peterborough. The police Read More …