20 Aug 2011

Suicide bomber kills over 55 in Jamrud mosque attack

“At least over 55 persons have been killed and more than 100 others injured as a result of a suicide bomb blast targeting a mosque located in the Gondi area of Jamrud Tehsil at Khyber Agency here on Friday.” (Source: South Asian News Agency | Suicide bomber kills over 55

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20 Aug 2011

Attacks on Taxi Drivers, Buses in Mexican Resort City Leave 13 Dead

“Organized crime gangs have killed at least 13 people over the past four days in attacks on taxi drivers and buses in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, officials in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero said.” (Source: Attacks on Taxi Drivers, Buses in Mexican Resort City Leave 13 Dead

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20 Aug 2011

‘Liquid Bomb Plot’ a gripping investigation of terrorism

“Peroxide and Tang helped change the rules at the nation’s airports — and nearly led to a disaster comparable to 9/11.” (Source: ‘Liquid Bomb Plot’ a gripping investigation of terrorism – TV & Radio – MiamiHerald.com.)

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15 Aug 2011

Multiple attacks rip through Iraq leaving at least 60 dead

“The attacks, including suicide bombers, car bomb and gunfire, strike from north to south throughout the morning in what appears to be part of a coordinated plan. The bloodshed indicates that Iraq’s security forces may be overwhelmed by insurgents as U.S. soldiers withdraw later this year.” (Source: Multiple attacks rip

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14 Aug 2011

Hacker group Anonymous takes aim at BART

“A secretive, international group of hackers has aimed its keyboards and social media masses at BART, threatening to retaliate against the transit agency for its decision to cut off cellphone service at a planned protest Thursday.” (Source: Hacker group Anonymous takes aim at BART – San Jose Mercury News.)

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14 Aug 2011

Algeria suicide attack wounds 29: official media

“A suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in the centre of the Algerian city of Tizi Ouzou on Sunday, injuring 29 people, the official APS news agency reported.” (Source: Algeria suicide attack wounds 29: official media | Reuters.)

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12 Aug 2011

Security Breach Hits Wisconsin University Server Storing Student, Faculty SSNs

“University of Wisconsin reported malware was found on a server that stored the names and Social Security numbers of 75,000 students and faculty members.” (Source: Security Breach Hits Wisconsin University Server Storing Student, Faculty SSNs – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

9 Slain in northern Mexico

“Organized crime is suspected in the deaths of seven men and two women in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the state Security Council said Wednesday.” (Source: 9 Slain in northern Mexico.)

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10 Aug 2011

GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software

“New software being used by the State Department to assess security weaknesses is helping improve real-time awareness of vulnerabilities, according to a Government Accountability Office report on information security.” (Source: GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software | Security Management.)

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10 Aug 2011

Hong Kong stock exchange halts trading after hack attack

“Hackers broke into the Hong Kong stock exchange news Web site today, forcing the exchange to suspend trading of seven companies, according to The Wall Street Journal. “ (Source: Hong Kong stock exchange halts trading after hack attack | InSecurity Complex – CNET News.)

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