• Biden Opposes Conditional Handover of Cyber-criminals

    Biden Opposes Conditional Handover of Cyber-criminals The possibility of a deal allowing for the conditional handover of cyber-criminals between the United States and Russia has been extinguished by American president Joseph Biden. Russian president Vladimir Putin said on June 13 that he would be willing to make an arrangement with the United States whereby the two countries would exchange cyber-criminals in accordance with agreed-upon  conditions. Putin, who is due to meet with B
  • Biden announces end of US combat operations in Iraq

    Biden announces end of US combat operations in Iraq
    DefenceTalkPresident Joe Biden declared US relations with Iraq would enter a new phase with American troops exiting combat operations in the country by year-end as he held talks Monday with Prime...
  • Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal in France visit

    Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal in France visit
    DefenceTalkIsraeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an “update” on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said...
  • US says China’s sea claims have ‘no basis’ in international law

    US says China’s sea claims have ‘no basis’ in international law
    DefenceTalkPentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that Beijing’s expansive claims in the South China Sea have “no basis in international law”, taking aim at China’s growing...
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  • Britain ‘monitoring’ US takeover of UK defence group

    Britain ‘monitoring’ US takeover of UK defence group
    DefenceTalkBritain is “closely monitoring” the takeover of UK defence technology firm Ultra Electronics by US-owned Cobham amid security concerns, the government said Tuesday. Ultra last...
  • Omagh bombing could have been prevented, says high court judge

    Omagh bombing could have been prevented, says high court judge
    ‘Real prospect’ 1998 attack by dissident republicans could have been thwarted, says Mr Justice HornerA high court judge has recommended that the UK government carry out an investigation into the Omagh bombing, and urged the Irish government to do likewise, after finding “plausible arguments” that there was a “real prospect” of preventing the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict.Delivering judgment in a legal challenge against the UK governmen
  • Belfast judge calls on UK to investigate Omagh bombing

    Belfast judge calls on UK to investigate Omagh bombing
    ‘Real prospect’ 1998 attack by dissident republicans could have been prevented, says Mr Justice HornerA high court judge in Belfast has recommended the UK government undertake a human rights compliant investigation into the Omagh bombing, and urged the Irish government to do likewise, after finding there was a “real prospect” the Real IRA attack in 1998 could have been prevented.Mr Justice Horner told Belfast high court: “I am satisfied that certain grounds when con
  • Israeli missiles shot down in Syria: state media

    Israeli missiles shot down in Syria: state media
    DefenceTalkSyria’s air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over Homs province early Thursday, the second airstrike this week, Syrian state media reported. A military source told Syrian state...
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  • Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advances

    Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advances
    DefenceTalkTajikistan on Thursday checked the combat readiness of its armed forces in the biggest such exercise in the country’s history as the Taliban makes sweeping gains in neighboring...
  • ‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Irish republicans are not giving up

    ‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Irish republicans are not giving up
    In the face of scorn and contempt from former IRA members, a small number of dissident groups remain committed to armed action. What do they think they can achieve?In the early hours of 19 April 2019, Belfast-born Irish republican Anthony McIntyre was awakened by his wife, Carrie, in their home in Drogheda, just south of the border in Ireland. “It’s not true, it can’t be true,” she was saying. “Lyra has been shot dead.”Drowsy, confused and not quite believing
  • MI5 investigated far-right terror suspect who was 13 years old

    MI5 investigated far-right terror suspect who was 13 years old
    Spy chief Ken McCallum says there is a rising trend of radicalised teenagers in the UKMI5’s chief has revealed that the agency had found itself investigating a neo-Nazi terror suspect who was 13 years old, part of a “rising trend” of radicalised teenagers becoming engaged in rightwing terrorism across the UK.Ken McCallum, the domestic spy agency’s director general, warned that extreme rightwing terror accounted for one in five of all counter-terror investigations, a threa
  • MI5 investigated rightwing terror suspect who was 13 years old

    MI5 investigated rightwing terror suspect who was 13 years old
    Spy chief Ken McCallum says there is a rising trend of radicalised teenagers in the UKMI5’s chief has revealed that the agency had found itself investigating a terror suspect who was 13 years old, part of a “rising trend” of radicalised teenagers becoming engaged in rightwing terrorism across the UK.Ken McCallum, the domestic spy agency’s director general, warned that extreme rightwing terror accounted for one in five of all counter-terror investigations, a threat that ha
  • Threat to UK from hostile states could be as bad as terrorism, says MI5 chief

    Threat to UK from hostile states could be as bad as terrorism, says MI5 chief
    Ken McCallum says public should be alert to threat from China and RussiaThe chief of MI5 is to warn that the activities of China, Russia and other hostile states could have as large an impact on the public as terrorism, marking a significant shift in emphasis from the UK’s domestic spy agency.Giving his annual threat update on Wednesday, Ken McCallum is expected to say that the British public will have to “build the same public awareness and resilience to state threats that we have d
  • Public should be alert to threat from China and Russia, says MI5 chief

    Public should be alert to threat from China and Russia, says MI5 chief
    Annual threat update given by Ken McCallum marks a big change in emphasisfrom Islamist terrorismThe chief of MI5 is to warn that the activities of China, Russia and other hostile states could have as large an impact on the public as terrorism, marking a significant shift in emphasis from the UK’s domestic spy agency.Giving his annual threat update on Wednesday, Ken McCallum is expected to say that the British public will have to “build the same public awareness and resilience to stat
  • Trump Sues Facebook, Google and Twitter

    Trump Sues Facebook, Google and Twitter
    Trump Sues Facebook, Google and TwitterFormer US president Donald Trump has filed lawsuits accusing three California-based tech giants of illegally censoring him.On Wednesday, Trump filed proposed class-action lawsuits in the US District Court in Miami against Twitter, Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google (parent of YouTube) and their CEOs.In the suits, Trump alleges that the social media platforms violated the right to freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitu
  • Marvel Movie Malware Detected

    Marvel Movie Malware Detected
    Marvel Movie Malware Detected Cyber-scammers are exploiting public interest in the latest Marvel movie to spread malware infections. The eagerly anticipated premiere of Disney's Black Widow is scheduled to take place simultaneously offline in movie theaters and online via streaming services tomorrow. However, cyber-criminals have been illegally monetizing interest in the new flick for months, according to research by cybersecurity company Kaspersky.To gauge the extent of scamming invol
  • Multi-Cloud Environments More Risky

    Multi-Cloud Environments More Risky
    Multi-Cloud Environments More RiskyA new study has revealed that nearly all security professionals operating in a multi-cloud environment believe it's riskier than relying on a single cloud provider.The research, published today by global security and compliance solutions provider Tripwire, is based on a June 2021 survey of 314 security professionals with direct responsibility for the security of public cloud infrastructure within their organization.Nearly three quarters (73%) of those
  • Cybercrime Costs Organizations Nearly $1.79 Million Per Minute

    Cybercrime Costs Organizations Nearly $1.79 Million Per Minute
    Cybercrime Costs Organizations Nearly $1.79 Million Per MinuteCybercrime costs organizations an incredible $1.79m every minute, according to RiskIQ’s 2021 Evil Internet Minute Report.The study, which analyzed the volume of malicious activity on the internet, laid bare the scale and damage of cyber-attacks in the past year, finding that 648 cyber-threats occurred every minute.The researchers calculated that the average cost of a breach is $7.2 per minute, while the overall predict
  • CTOs Keeping Quiet on Breaches to Avoid Cyber Blame Game

    CTOs Keeping Quiet on Breaches to Avoid Cyber Blame Game
    CTOs Keeping Quiet on Breaches to Avoid Cyber Blame GameNearly two-thirds (36%) of IT leaders are not disclosing breaches for fear that they may lose their job, complicating efforts to enhance security, according to new research.Keeper Security polled 1000 UK IT decision-makers at businesses of between 100 and 5000 employees to compile its 2021 Cybersecurity Census Report.It revealed that security breaches are widespread: 92% of respondents said their organization suffered one in the p
  • Regulator Probes Former Health Secretary's Use of Private Email

    Regulator Probes Former Health Secretary's Use of Private Email
    Regulator Probes Former Health Secretary's Use of Private EmailThe UK’s data protection regulator has launched an investigation into whether the former health secretary broke the law in using his private email account to conduct official departmental business.Concerns were raised by the Labour Party late last month after Matt Hancock resigned following leaked CCTV footage showing the married Tory MP in a romantic embrace with an advisor.They revolve around question marks over whether gover
  • New PrintNightmare Patch Can Be Bypassed, Say Researchers

    New PrintNightmare Patch Can Be Bypassed, Say Researchers
    New PrintNightmare Patch Can Be Bypassed, Say ResearchersMicrosoft has now released a patch for all Windows versions affected by the PrintNightmare zero-day, but researchers have already found a way to bypass the fix in attacks.As predicted, Microsoft this week pushed an out-of-band patch for CVE-2021-34527, which now has a CVSS “high severity” score of 8.2.The incomplete initial release on Tuesday was followed up a day later with a version which covered the remaining unpatched produ
  • US Could Appeal Assange Extradition Refusal

    US Could Appeal Assange Extradition RefusalThe United States has been given leave to appeal a British court's decision not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Paul Assange to America. In Westminster Magistrate's court in January, district judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Australian citizen Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face 17 charges under the Espionage Act and one charge under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The US Department of Ju
  • Biden Administration Cancels $10bn JEDI Contract

    Biden Administration Cancels $10bn JEDI ContractThe Biden administration has announced the cancellation of a $10bn massive cloud-computing contract awarded to Microsoft. After Microsoft won a lengthy bidding process for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract in 2019, competing contractor Amazon Web Services (AWS) complained that the decision wasn't fair.Yesterday the DoD issued a statement declaring that the contract had passed its se
  • Most Insider Data Breaches Aren't Malicious

    Most Insider Data Breaches Aren't MaliciousThe majority of insider data breaches are non-malicious, according to new research released today by American cybersecurity software company Code42 in partnership with Aberdeen Research. The report Understanding Your Insider Risk and the Value of Your Intellectual Property found that at least one in three (33%) reported data breaches involve someone with authorized access to the impacted data.A key finding of
  • Over 170 Scam Cryptomining Apps Charge for Non-Existent Services

    Over 170 Scam Cryptomining Apps Charge for Non-Existent ServicesSecurity researchers have discovered over 170 Android apps that have scammed tens of thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts into paying for non-existent services.Lookout Threat Lab revealed that 26 of the fraudulent apps were even listed on the official Google Play marketplace.It separated them into two groups, BitScam and CloudScam, although all use similar business models, and the same pretty unsophisticated coding and design.Bot
  • Kremlin Hackers Reportedly Breached Republican National Committee

    Kremlin Hackers Reportedly Breached Republican National CommitteeState-backed Russian hackers reportedly breached the Republican National Committee (RNC) last week, although the party denies any data was stolen.Two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg of the attack, which is thought to have come from APT29 (Cozy Bear), a notorious Kremlin hacking group that was blamed for the 2016 info-stealing raid on the Democratic National Committee (DNC).The group was also pegged for the SolarWinds
  • US: We May Take Unilateral Action Against Russian Cyber-Criminals

    US: We May Take Unilateral Action Against Russian Cyber-CriminalsThe White House has issued another strongly worded warning to the Putin administration: the US will take action against cyber-criminals living in Russia if the Kremlin doesn’t.Press secretary Jen Psaki explained that the two countries are continuing “expert-level” talks in the wake of the meeting between Presidents Biden and Putin last month. Another talk focused on ransomware is scheduled for next week.&ldqu
  • ‘Staggeringly high’ number of people with autism on UK Prevent scheme

    ‘Staggeringly high’ number of people with autism on UK Prevent scheme
    Terror laws reviewer says criminal justice outcome not always right one for people with the conditionA “staggeringly high” number of people with autism are referred to the government’s anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, a terror laws watchdog will say, calling for discussion about terrorism cases in which the disability features.Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, will say autism and terrorism has not received much public attention due to &l
  • ‘Staggeringly high’ number of autistic people on UK Prevent scheme

    ‘Staggeringly high’ number of autistic people on UK Prevent scheme
    Terror laws reviewer says criminal justice outcome not always right one for people with the conditionA “staggeringly high” number of autistic people are referred to the government’s anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, a terror laws watchdog will say, calling for discussion about terrorism cases in which the disability features.Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, will say autism and terrorism has not received much public attention due to &ldqu
  • Hacker’s Mom Puts End to 10-Month Cyber-bullying Campaign

    Hacker’s Mom Puts End to 10-Month Cyber-bullying CampaignA cyber-bullying campaign waged against a sixth grader from North Carolina for nearly a year appears to have been curtailed following its discovery by the abuser's mom.For ten months, 12-year-old Wilson resident Jaylen White was on the receiving end of abuse so severe that he changed schools in a fruitless attempt to escape it and began having suicidal thoughts. The cyber-bullying was reported by White and his mother,

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