09 Jan 2020

Trump Signals No Further Military Strikes After Iran’s Attack

In a Wednesday address to the nation, President Donald Trump indicated that the United States will not pursue military action against Iran. President Trump’s remarks follow Tuesday night’s Iranian missile attack against two US and coalition bases in Iraq. Fortunately, US and allied forces suffered no casualties and sustained “minimal

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09 Jan 2020

Iran plane crash: Tehran won’t give Boeing or US black boxes

The head of Iran’s Aviation Organisation (CAO) made a statement on Wednesday asserting that Iran will not hand over the black box flight recorder of the Boeing 737-800 which crashed late Tuesday night. The flight crashed in Tehran minutes after takeoff; tragically none of the 176 passengers and crew on

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08 Jan 2020

Why the 2020 US presidential election is still vulnerable to foreign interference

Hostile cyber activity in the political arena will remain one of the largest threats to the United State’s 2020 elections as they approach this coming fall. As the international political climate becomes increasingly tense and divisive, the concern of foreign interference in elections has been prevalent. As foreign interference takes

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08 Jan 2020

Cryptojacking Drops by 78% in Southeast Asia After INTERPOL Action

After intervention coordinated by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the number of routers infected with coin miners in Southeast Asia dropped by 78%. INTERPOL is an inter-governmental organization that joins police forces from 194 countries in combating crime in various regions across the globe. INTERPOL’s operation in Southeast Asia

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08 Jan 2020

UK Man Jailed for Using RAT to Spy on Women

A UK man named Scott Cowley was sentenced to jail in Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week after pleading guilty to violating the UK Computer Misuse Act and Sexual Offences Act. Cowley used a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to spy on various women via their webcams. RAT, notorious for its

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08 Jan 2020

TikTok Bugs Put Users’ Videos, Personal Data At Risk

Researchers at Check Point Research have discovered vulnerabilities in the popular video-sharing platform TikTok that allow users to spoof SMS messages and exploit an API flaw that can grand access to users’ personal data. However, ByteDance has since patched these flaws. If left un-updated, intruders could still gain access to

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08 Jan 2020

FBI Raided Discord Chats Of ‘Unite The Right’ Organizer

Forbes recently uncovered a search warrant pertaining to the Discord account of the chief organizer of the Unite the Right protests in Charlottesville. The protests, which turned violent and caused the death of a young woman, were led by Jason Kessler. The FBI obtained a search warrant to raid Kessler’s

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08 Jan 2020

Iran Fires on U.S. Forces at 2 Bases in Iraq, Calling It ‘Fierce Revenge’

Iran has launched fifteen ballistic missiles at American military and coalition forces, targeting two American military bases in Iraq estimated to hold 1,500 personnel. US military forces have reported no casualties so far, however, the Iranian media claims the strikes rendered around 80 American casualties. Wednesday’s missile attack is the

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08 Jan 2020

Russia’s Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday. Putin’s visit to Syria comes less than a week after the killing of chief Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the United States. Russia has historically enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship with Syria, as with most Arab

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08 Jan 2020

Tesla will make the Model Y in Shanghai and design an ‘original car’ in China

Tesla began selling its new Shanghai-built Model 3 car to the Chinese public on Tuesday. While Tesla has sold cars in China since 2013 the Shanghai “Gigafactory” started construction precisely a year ago. Tesla’s Shanghai plant is only the company’s third factory but its first outside of the United States.

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