15 Nov 2021

Cuba cracks down on dissent ahead of protest march

The organiser of pro-democracy rallies planned for later today (Monday) has been blocked from leaving his home by Cuban state security agents. The home of Yunior García and other leading activists were surrounded on Saturday by security forces. The ruling communist party claimed the protests are a US-backed attempt at

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15 Nov 2021

Iran, Turkey hope to sign ‘cooperation road map’ in Erdogan visit

Foreing Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has announced that Iran and Turkey will continue diplomatic talks to draft a “road map” to boost long-term cooperation ties. Amirabdollahian said the roadmap will be finalized in a future visit to Tehran by the eminent Turkish President, Mr Erdogan. The meeting restored the Joint Comprehensive

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15 Nov 2021

Six killed during protests in Sudan as Al Jazeera bureau chief is arrested

After marches against the military takeover in Sunday on Saturday, a sixth protestor has died. The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors has stated that a 15-year-old was the latest casualty and died in East Khartoum Hospital with bullet wounds to the stomach. Five people were killed earlier on Saturday by

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15 Nov 2021

Poland border crisis: EU to widen Belarus sanctions as row intensifies

In response to the widening migrant crisis at the border between Poland and Belarus, the EU plans to escalate sanctions on the country and those closest to its leader. The sanctions may target anyone involved with trafficking migrants through the country. There are accusations that Belarus is leading migrants towards

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15 Nov 2021

Indian police kill 26 Maoist militants, including a senior leader

Police in the western state of Maharashtra in India have killed at least 26 Maoist militants. The militants were killed in an ambush operation in a forest. The Maoists are also known as Maxals and have struggled against the government for decades. The extreme left-wing insurgent movement claim to be

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15 Nov 2021

Costco Confirms that a Data Skimmer Has Been Ripping Off Customers

Costco reportedly discovered a payment card skimming device at one of its retail stores and has since sent out notification letters informing customers of the potential data theft. Some customers had been sharing suspicions of malicious activity occurring at Costco via social media. The news was first picked up by

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14 Nov 2021

Ransomware Gangs Focusing on High Profile Targets says Europol

According to Europol’s recent Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2021, ransomware gangs are increasingly targeting high-profile organizations such as large corporations and government institutions in 2021. The report offers insights into the current cybercrime trends in Europe and investigates the types of attacks growing in popularity. This edition revealed that

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14 Nov 2021

Spanish Brewery “Paralyzed” by Cyber-Attack

Sociedad Anónima Damm, Spain’s second-biggest brewery, has suffered from a sophisticated cyberattack. The attack occurred last Tuesday and the company is expected to fully recover over the next several days. The brewery manufactures the world-renowned Estrella Damm lager and has been in business since 1876. The company was forced to

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14 Nov 2021

FBI server sending fake emails taken offline and fixed, no data impacted

The FBI has addressed an incident over the weekend in which fake emails were sent due to a misconfiguration in its Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP). The misconfiguration allowed emails to be sent from an official domain, ic.fbi.gov. According to the FBI, LEEP is an IT infrastructure used by the

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12 Nov 2021

Major Water Supplier Suffers Nine-Month Long Breach

One of Australia’s largest regional water suppliers was allegedly breached for several months before detecting unauthorized access to systems. For security professionals, this marks another worrying sign of weakness in critical infrastructure security, an ongoing issue in Australia. The water supplier, which has not been named, suffered from the breach

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