09 Dec 2010

Three killed in Mexico violence

“Three people were found brutally murdered in this Mexican resort city, where a UN climate summit is going on amid heavy security. In two separate incidents Wednesday that bore the hallmarks of organised crime, three men — aged 25-30 — were shot dead after being tortured, according to police reports.

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08 Dec 2010

‘Cyber-attack’ hits Mastercard site

“Credit card company Mastercard’s website is currently unavailable due to an apparent hacking campaign organised in response to the company’s refusal to handle donations to the WikiLeaks website. The attack, called ‘operation: payback’ has apparently been organised by internet freedom of speech activists, calling themselves ‘Anonymous’. Mastercard announced on Monday

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08 Dec 2010

15 killed in Pak crowded market suicide bomb attack

“t least 15 people were killed and over 20 others injured in a powerful bomb blast in Kohat, a town in northwest Pakistan, on Wednesday. According to the Dawn, the bomb explosion took place in the crowded Tirah bazaar. “ (Source: 15 killed in Pak crowded market suicide bomb attack

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06 Dec 2010

Nigeria militants claim major oil pipeline attack

“Nigeria’s state-run oil company on Monday denied claims made by a new militant group that they have attacked a major oil pipeline in the country’s oil-rich southern delta. The Niger Delta Liberation Force said they had attacked a major pipeline belonging the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation near Batan flow in

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06 Dec 2010

Suicide bombers kill 41 in Pakistan

“A pair of suicide bombers attacked a large gathering of anti- Taliban elders inside a government compound in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least 41 people in one of the worst terror strikes to hit the country’s volatile tribal belt this year. The attack occurred in the town of

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06 Dec 2010

Diplomats fear that China used Microsoft source code for cyber warfare

“One of the latest batch of leaked US embassy cables suggest that China is abusing its access to Microsoft source code by using the information to carry out cyber warfare. The latest cable released by Wikileaks, and uncovered by The Guardian, suggests that the Chinese government is using licensed access

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06 Dec 2010

European Commission official hints at sanctions in Ivory Coast dispute

“A European Commission spokeswoman hinted Monday at the possibility of sanctions against the Ivory Coast if the country is unable to resolve its disputed presidential election. Catherine Ashton, vice president of the commission and the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, would consider sanctions ‘if there

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05 Dec 2010

10 killed in Mexican border city

“Gunmen killed at least 10 people in two separate attacks in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, state media said. A group of armed men ambushed a police car and killed four municipal officers inside, the state-run Notimex news agency reported. The officers had no chance to draw their weapons to defend

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04 Dec 2010

Pakistani hackers shut India crime bureau website

“A group calling itself the ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’ has hacked into the website of India’s federal crime investigation bureau and left a warning message to Indian hackers, local media said Saturday. The website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was penetrated as nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan have made

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03 Dec 2010

Cable: No Cyber Attack in Brazilian ’09 Blackout

“The Nov. 2009 blackout that plunged millions of Brazilians into darkness for up to six hours was not the result of cyber saboteurs, but instead an unusual confluence of independent factors that conspired to cause a cascading power failure, according to a classified cable from the U.S. embassy in Brazil.”

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