04 Nov 2012

10 Civilians Killed in Fresh Militia Attack in North Darfur

“Ten people were killed on Friday during an attack by militiamen in Sigili village located 40 kilometers southeast of the capital of North Darfur state , Al-Fasher. A picture by published by Najla Elshaikh, a Darfur activist on its facebook page, showing the bodies of the 10 victims of 2

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04 Nov 2012

Intelligence HQ in Libyan capital under grenade attack, militias clash outside

“Armed clashes have broken out between rival military groups in Tripoli after Libya’s intelligence headquarters was targeted by rocket propelled grenades, says Al Arabiya TV. At least five people have been injured and the building has been partially destroyed, RT’s Paula Slier reports.” Source:Intelligence HQ in Libyan capital under grenade

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04 Nov 2012

Cyberattacks in U.S. cost an average $8.9 million annually to clean up, study says

“ccording to a survey of 56 corporate and governmental organizations conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the average amount they paid for all the costs associated with cyberattacks was $8.9 million during the past year. That’s up 6% from the previous year’s study. And for the first time, Ponemon expanded the

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03 Nov 2012

Germany’s Merck halts supply of cancer drug to Greek hospitals

“German pharmaceuticals firm Merck KGaA is no longer delivering cancer drug Erbitux to Greek hospitals, a spokesman said on Saturday, the latest sign of how an economic and budget crisis is hurting frontline public services.” Source:Germany’s Merck halts supply of cancer drug to Greek hospitals | Reuters

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03 Nov 2012

Feds: Defense firm put untrained guards in Iraq

“The federal government has joined a whistleblower’s lawsuit against a major defense contractor in Iraq. The lawsuit claims Triple Canopy Inc. used hundreds of poorly trained security guards to protect the Al Asad Airbase. The suit also claims the Virginia-based company falsified documents to cover up its guards’ deficiencies in

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03 Nov 2012

Two suicide bombers strike in Somalia

“Two suicide bombers attacked a restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, wounding several people, police said, and killing one victim, according to a witness.   ‘There were two suicide bombers who attacked the Village restaurant. The two of them have died and other people who stayed in the place

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03 Nov 2012

Hackers Find A Windows 8 Bug

“That didn’t take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that’s not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they’re selling it to others, reports Computerworld.” Source:Hackers Find A Windows

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03 Nov 2012

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

“The group that claimed to launch large, sustained cyber attacks against the websites of several major U.S. financial institutions told ABC News it is not acting on behalf of and is not supported by the Iranian government, contrary to recent news reports.” Source:US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection –

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03 Nov 2012

Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10

“Occidental Petroleum Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. oil company said on Friday it faced an attack on its email system a few years ago, at a time when the energy industry emerged as a prime hacking target.” Source:Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10 | Reuters

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03 Nov 2012

Alexander Litvinenko inquest ‘may look at MI6 role’

“The inquest into the death of murdered Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko could examine the possible role of British spies in his death. MI6 and the Russian secret service, the FSB, may become ‘interested parties’, a pre-inquest review has heard.” Source:BBC News – Alexander Litvinenko inquest ‘may look at MI6

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