03 Jan 2013

Russia plans biggest war games since Soviet era

“The Russian navy has announced that it will hold its biggest war games since Soviet times in the Mediterranean and Black seas later this month.” The ambitious exercises, which will involve ships from all four major Russian fleets, are a sign of growing confidence on the part of Russia’s military

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03 Jan 2013

ICS-CERT: Cyber Attacks Against U.S. Energy Companies Happening at ‘Alarming Rate’

“Internet-based attacks on critical U.S. energy infrastructure are occurring at a greater rate than previously understood, according to a new government report. The report, issued by a cyber security team that operates within the Department of Homeland Security, found that thousands of control systems used in critical infrastructure are linked

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03 Jan 2013

Nigeria attack: Song police station burnt down

“Four people have been killed when a police station and local government office were destroyed by gunmen in north-eastern Nigeria, police say. The attacks came in the town of Song, near the border with Cameroon.” Source:BBC News – Nigeria attack: Song police station burnt down

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03 Jan 2013

Pentagon Reports Iran is Spying

“Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report.” Source:Pentagon Reports Iran is Spying | Washington Free Beacon

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03 Jan 2013

Businessman kidnapped for ransom in Manipur

“A businessman has been allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by suspected militants from Kangla gate in the heart of the city here, official sources said on Thursday. Shankar Lal Sahi, proprietor of Mangalam Plywood factory at Kangpokpi in Senapati district of Manipur, was abducted while he was taking a stroll at

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03 Jan 2013

FBI gun background checks hit record highs

“The FBI performed nearly 2.8 million background checks on people wanting to buy guns in December, a record month that capped a record year.” Source:FBI gun background checks hit record highs – CNN.com

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03 Jan 2013

Japan and China to compete for Zimbabwean coal

“Japan and China are involved in a scramble for Zimbabwe’s vast coal deposits, as the southern African country goes all out in search of investors.” Source:Japan and China to compete for Zimbabwean coal | The Africa Report.com

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03 Jan 2013

Japan ministry information reportedly stolen in cyberattack

“Highly confidential documents related to sensitive trade negotiations are suspected to have been stolen from computers at Japan’s farm ministry. According to The Daily Yomiuri on Thursday, citing government sources, a cyberattack originating from abroad obtained more than 3,000 pieces of information from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and

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03 Jan 2013

Write Gambling Software, Go to Prison

“In a criminal case sure to make programmers nervous, a software maker who licenses a program used by online casinos and bookmakers overseas is being charged with promoting gambling in New York because authorities say his software was used by others for illegal betting in that state. New York authorities

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03 Jan 2013

Isfahan residents evacuation order

“Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material. An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city ‘because pollution has now reached emergency levels,’ the BBC reported.” Source:Isfahan

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