• Multiple APT Groups Exploit Critical Pulse Secure Zero-Day

    Multiple APT Groups Exploit Critical Pulse Secure Zero-Day Pulse Secure customers have been urged to take immediate steps to mitigate a critical zero-day vulnerability in the popular VPN platform, after researchers revealed multiple APT groups are targeting it.CVE-2021-22893 has a CVSS score of 10.0 and is listed as a critical authentication bypass vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure.It’s being used in combination with multiple legacy CVEs in the product from 2019 and 2020 to compromise
  • Intelligence and security committee report signed off after complaint to PM

    Intelligence and security committee report signed off after complaint to PM
    Cross-party group overseeing spy agencies pushed Boris Johnson to let it publish report before ChristmasA frustrated intelligence and security committee – the parliamentary body that has oversight of Britain’s spy agencies – was forced to make a public complaint in order to persuade Boris Johnson to let it publish its annual report before Christmas.The cross-party group had warned on Tuesday that Johnson had been so slow that there was a risk it would not be able to release the
  • US, Australia, UK sign key deal in nuclear sub alliance

    US, Australia, UK sign key deal in nuclear sub alliance
    DefenceTalkAustralia formally embarked Monday on a hotly-contested program to equip its navy with nuclear-powered submarines in a new defence alliance with Britain and the United States. Defence...
  • Chinese hypersonic test included pathbreaking 2nd missile launch: reports

    Chinese hypersonic test included pathbreaking 2nd missile launch: reports
    DefenceTalkChina’s test of a globe-circling hypersonic weapon in July included the unprecedented launch of a separate missile from the ultra-high-speed vehicle, according to the Financial Times...
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  • Liverpool hospital attack cab driver praises spirit of unity among locals

    Liverpool hospital attack cab driver praises spirit of unity among locals
    David Perry pays tribute to public for not giving way to mistrust, and to city’s ‘proud heritage’ of multiculturalismThe taxi driver who survived the Liverpool terror attack has praised the public for not allowing the blast to “create discord, distrust and fear in our communities”, affirming Liverpool’s “proud heritage as a multicultural city”.David Perry was injured when he drove a passenger to Liverpool Women’s hospital on 14 November and a
  • Liverpool hospital attack cab driver: ‘It’s a miracle I’m alive’

    Liverpool hospital attack cab driver: ‘It’s a miracle I’m alive’
    David Perry and wife Rachel issue statement through police thanking public for ‘amazing generosity’The taxi driver who survived the Liverpool terror attack has said it is a “miracle that I’m alive”.A week on from the Remembrance Sunday incident, David Perry and his wife, Rachel, have issued a statement through police thanking the public for their “amazing generosity”. Continue reading...
  • Treat terrorism like other crime regarding mental health, says watchdog

    Treat terrorism like other crime regarding mental health, says watchdog
    Legislation reviewer warns against treating mental health differently in terrorism investigationsTerrorism should be treated in the same way as ordinary crime when it comes to the involvement of mental health difficulties, a terrorism laws watchdog has said, as more information about the dead Liverpool bombing suspect becomes available.It has become increasingly clear that Emad al-Swealmeen, who police believe blew himself up in a taxi outside Liverpool Woman’s hospital on Remembrance Sund
  • While Liverpool called for calm, Priti Patel exploited the terror incident for political gain | Gaby Hinsliff

    While Liverpool called for calm, Priti Patel exploited the terror incident for political gain | Gaby Hinsliff
    Jumping to conclusions, the home secretary appeared to casually conflate asylum seekers with dangerous criminalsThere is still too much we don’t know about the Liverpool bomber, who died in a burning taxi outside a women’s hospital on Remembrance Sunday.We know that Emad al-Swealmeen had been assembling bomb ingredients since April, and that he had suffered episodes of mental illness. But police still aren’t sure whether a hospital full of mothers and their newborn babies was r
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  • More Prevent referrals linked to far-right extremism than Islamist

    More Prevent referrals linked to far-right extremism than Islamist
    Total referrals to counter-terrorism scheme down 22% in 2020-21, possibly due to school closuresThe number of referrals to the government’s Prevent counter-terrorism programme relating to far-right extremism has exceeded those for Islamist radicalisation for the first time.There were 1,229 referrals owing to concerns related to extreme rightwing radicalisation in the year ending 31 March, and 1,064 because of suspected Islamist radicalisation, according to official figures published on Thu
  • Russia admits destroying satellite with space missile strike

    Russia admits destroying satellite with space missile strike
    DefenceTalkRussia on Tuesday admitted to destroying one of its satellites during a missile test, but rejected US accusations that it had endangered the International Space Station. US officials on...
  • UK-born extremists pose main threat, says top counter-terrorism officer

    UK-born extremists pose main threat, says top counter-terrorism officer
    Comment comes after home secretary claimed Liverpool attack suspect was able to exploit UK’s asylum systemThe country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has said the vast majority of those plotting terrorist atrocities are British born or raised and not asylum seekers.The remarks from the Met police assistant commissioner Matt Jukes, the head of Counter Terrorism Policing, come after Priti Patel claimed the suspect in the Liverpool bomb attack was able to exploit Britain’s
  • Car rented by police causes bomb scare after being parked at London event

    Car rented by police causes bomb scare after being parked at London event
    Specialist Met officers called in after rented vehicle left outside venue hosting Israeli ambassadorA car rented by Bedfordshire police was the subject of a bomb scare after it was parked outside an event in central London that was due to be attended by the Israeli ambassador.The vehicle had five of its windows smashed in by a specialist team from the Metropolitan police before officers realised it was being operated by another force. Continue reading...
  • Liverpool suspect ‘was buying bomb components since at least April’

    Liverpool suspect ‘was buying bomb components since at least April’
    Police say Emad al-Swealmeen began making ‘relevant purchases’ for homemade device seven months agoPolice investigating the Liverpool hospital explosion say the suspected bomber began his plot at least seven months ago and most likely acted on his own.Emad al-Swealmeen, 32, died after a homemade bomb police believe he had built and was carrying, exploded in a taxi outside Liverpool women’s hospital. Continue reading...
  • Liverpool suspect ‘began buying bomb parts at least seven months ago’

    Liverpool suspect ‘began buying bomb parts at least seven months ago’
    Police say Emad al-Swealmeen began making ‘relevant purchases’ for homemade device in April at the latestPolice investigating the Liverpool hospital explosion say the suspected bomber began his plot at least seven months ago and most likely acted on his own.Emad al-Swealmeen, 32, died after a homemade bomb police believe he had built and was carrying, exploded in a taxi outside Liverpool women’s hospital. Continue reading...
  • Bishop who confirmed Emad al-Swealmeen says ‘he chose a different path’

    Bishop who confirmed Emad al-Swealmeen says ‘he chose a different path’
    Church of England bishop Cyril Ashton held confirmation for Liverpool bomb suspect in 2017The Church of England bishop who confirmed the man suspected of the Liverpool bombing into the Christian faith has said he was “shocked and saddened” by the attack and that Emad al-Swealmeen had been part of the community at Liverpool Cathedral.Cyril Ashton, an assistant bishop of Liverpool, said Swealmeen’s confirmation was “one of hundreds I have conducted as a bishop, so I have no
  • More people may have self-radicalised online in pandemic, warns minister

    More people may have self-radicalised online in pandemic, warns minister
    Damian Hinds says there has been a shift to ‘self-directed’ attacks by individuals or small groupsThe coronavirus pandemic may have “exacerbated” the number of people self-radicalising online, the UK security minister, Damian Hinds, said in the wake of the Liverpool bombing.Hinds said the security services had disrupted more than 30 late-stage plots in the last few years.Continue reading...
  • NHS bosses advise all hospitals to review security after Liverpool blast

    NHS bosses advise all hospitals to review security after Liverpool blast
    Exclusive: NHS England to send guidance to all trusts as terror threat level in country upgraded to ‘severe’NHS chiefs are advising all hospitals to review their security arrangements in the wake of Sunday’s terrorist incident at Liverpool Women’s hospital, the Guardian can reveal.NHS England is finalising new guidance to send to all 213 health trusts in England, which between them provide services at hundreds of hospitals. Continue reading...
  • Man who wore Hamas T-shirt in Golders Green admits terrorism offences

    Man who wore Hamas T-shirt in Golders Green admits terrorism offences
    Feras al-Jayoosi wore shirts supporting banned Palestinian groups in area of London with large Jewish populationA man who wore T-shirts supporting banned Palestinian groups in Golders Green has admitted terrorism offences.Feras al-Jayoosi, 34, pleaded guilty to four counts of wearing an article supporting a proscribed organisation at Westminster magistrates court on Friday. Continue reading...
  • Satellites spot US warship mock-ups at apparent China weapons range

    Satellites spot US warship mock-ups at apparent China weapons range
    DefenceTalkChina has built what appear to be full-scale outlines of American warships including an aircraft carrier, satellite imagery showed, possible targets to practice striking some of the most...
  • ‘The UN’s eyes’: French Navy enforces North Korea sanctions

    ‘The UN’s eyes’: French Navy enforces North Korea sanctions
    DefenceTalkFlying above the Yellow Sea between Korea and China, a French naval crew scans the ocean surface for signs of contraband headed for North Korea. The team is part of an international...
  • Ohio Schools Get New Cybersecurity Resource

    Ohio Schools Get New Cybersecurity Resource School districts in Ohio have been given a new online resource to help them improve their cybersecurity posture.The launch of the Ohio Department of Education Cyber Security Resources web page was announced by the Ohio Department of Education’s Cyber Security Steering Committee on November 3.The new resource was developed through the combined efforts of the Ohio Department of Education’s Cyber Security Steering Committee
  • DOD Licenses Data Carver

    DOD Licenses Data Carver A digital forensics tool capable of retrieving previously unrecoverable data is now available to license from the United States Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center (DC3).DC3's Advanced Carver was invented by digital forensics expert Dr. Eoghan Casey to salvage corrupted data files from almost any digital device. The tool can be used to recover digital content, including documents, databases, videos, images, and executable files, from devices s
  • Ransomware Attack on Lab in Florida

    Ransomware Attack on Lab in FloridaA ransomware attack on a laboratory based in Florida has exposed the personal health information (PHI) of more than 30,000 patients. Nationwide Laboratory Services, which is based in Boca Raton, identified suspicious activity on its network on May 19, 2021. An examination of the activity revealed that attackers had used ransomware to encrypt files across the healthcare provider’s network, making their contents inaccessible. The lab hired a third
  • One in Three Workers Monitored by Their Employers

    One in Three Workers Monitored by Their Employers Almost one in three (32%) workers are being monitored at work by their employers, according to a new survey of 2424 UK workers by the union Prospect.. This represents a substantial rise from April 2021, when 24% of employees reported being subjected to monitoring at work, sparking privacy and intrusion concerns.This rise has partially been driven by a significant uptick in home workers being monitored by cameras over this period, up from 6% in Ap
  • #SecTorCa: Cyber Expert Wendy Nather Unmasks "Scary Bits" of Infosec in 2021

    #SecTorCa: Cyber Expert Wendy Nather Unmasks "Scary Bits" of Infosec in 2021While Halloween 2021 is a few days past, Wendy Nather, head of advisory CISOs at Cisco, still sees many "dark" things on the infosec landscape.In a keynote session at the SecTor security conference on November 4, Nather outlined various potential concerns facing IT security professionals now and likely for years into the future. The infosec concerns for Nather have in no small part been accelerated by the pandemic, as em
  • ONS Reports Huge Spike in Cybercrime and Fraud During COVID-19

    ONS Reports Huge Spike in Cybercrime and Fraud During COVID-19Fraud and computer misuse offenses rose by 43% in the year ending June 2021 compared with the pre-COVID year ending June 2019, according to estimates from the Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales (TCSEW).Published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the figures further demonstrated the extent to which crime shifted to the digital space during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the UK. There was an estimated 14
  • US Offers $10m Reward to Unmask DarkSide Leaders

    US Offers $10m Reward to Unmask DarkSide LeadersThe US State Department has offered $10m to anyone able to help reveal the identity or location of “leaders” of the DarkSide ransomware group.In a first for the government, the department also said it would offer $5m for information “leading to the arrest and/or conviction in any country of any individual conspiring to participate in or attempting to participate in a DarkSide variant ransomware incident.”The group most famou
  • Facial Recognition Firm Could Be Ordered to "Close" in UK, Warn Experts

    Facial Recognition Firm Could Be Ordered to "Close" in UK, Warn ExpertsControversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI will most likely be required to dramatically scale back operations in the UK, following a joint investigation by the UK and Australian privacy regulators, experts have claimed.After an investigation lasting over 15 months, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released its ruling on Tuesday. It said the New York-based firm had breached Australians&rsquo
  • Ukraine Unmasks Armageddon Group as FSB Officers

    Ukraine Unmasks Armageddon Group as FSB OfficersUkrainian special services claim to have identified the operatives behind the prolific “Armageddon” hacking group, alleging they are Russian FSB officers.In a brief statement, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) revealed that the group, also known as “Garmaredon,” was responsible for over 5000 attacks on the Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure assets.It targeted 1500 government computer systems intending to st
  • Bowser to Pay Nintendo $4.5M Restitution

    Bowser to Pay Nintendo $4.5M RestitutionThe alleged leader of the hacking group Team-Xecuter has reportedly admitted taking part in a piracy conspiracy against Japanese gaming giant Nintendo.Canadian national Gary Bowser, who is also known as GaryOPA, was arrested in October last year on suspicion of creating and selling illegal circumvention devices that enabled users to hack video game consoles so they could be used to play pirated copies of authentic gaming titles.&nb

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