Security forces in Kashmir on high alert as militants plant locally made IEDs on roads to attempt Pulwama-like attack

Security forces in Kashmir have been put on high alert as militants have been planting locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roads in an attempt to repeat a Pulwama-like attack. The IEDs are being planted on roads frequently used Read More …

Ransomware: Big paydays and little chance of getting caught means boom time for crooks

Ransomware will continue to plague organisations in 2020 because there’s little risk of the cyber criminals behind the network-encrypting malware attacks getting caught; so for them there’s only a small amount of risk, but a potentially large reward. During the last Read More …

Lessons from the cyberattack on India’s largest nuclear power plant

Indian officials acknowledged on October 30th that a cyberattack occurred at the country’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant. An Indian private cybersecurity researcher had tweeted about the breach three days earlier, prompting Indian authorities to initially deny that it had occurred before admitting that the intrusion had been discovered in early Read More …

APT33 Mounts Focused, Highly Targeted Botnet Attacks Against U.S. Victims

The Iran-linked, espionage-focused advanced threat group known as APT33 has been spotted using more than a dozen obfuscated botnets to carry out narrowly targeted attacks against government and academic targets in the Middle East, the U.S. and Asia. Each botnet, Read More …

Major terror attack in West ‘expected’ over Syria inaction, Kurdish general warns

Another Islamic State (IS) terrorist attack in a Western city is “expected” because of the West’s inaction and indifference in the region, the top Kurdish commander in Syria has warned. General Mazloum Kobane, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Read More …

One cyber attack can cost major APAC ports $110B

One single cyber attack has the potential to cost major Asia-Pacific ports upwards of $110 billion in damages, a figure that is equivalent to half of total losses incurred from global natural disasters last year. This can occur in an Read More …