13 Jun 2018

FBI Says World Cup Travelers Likely to Get Hacked

Americans traveling to Russia for the World Cup soccer event are likely to be targeted by Russian hackers according to the FBI. William Evanina, an FBI agent and the director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center noted that “If you’re planning on taking a mobile phone, laptop, PDA,

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13 Jun 2018

DHS Cyber Experts Hack 757 Aircraft in Two Days

New reporting has revealed that DHS cyber experts conducting a full security assessment of the 757 aviation platform were successful in compromising the aircraft in less that two days. The experts warned that it is “a matter of time before a cybersecurity breach on an airline occurs.” Source: DHS experts

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13 Jun 2018

US announces more sanctions over Russian hacking

The US has imposed additional sanctions on Russia in response to recent cyberattacks including the VPNFilter malware which infected over half a million home and small business routers. The action includes the designation of five Russian entities and three Russian individuals pursuant to E.O. 13694, as amended, as well as

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13 Jun 2018

Improved Ebola tests help contain Africa’s latest outbreak

Improvements in the Ebola testing capabilities of the international community has helped to contain the most recent Ebola outbreak in the DRC. The tests have reduced the wait time for tests from several days to a number of hours.  Source: Speedy Ebola tests help contain Africa’s latest outbreak

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13 Jun 2018

U.S. embassy warns Americans to leave northeastern Mozambique due to imminent attacks

Following a series of brutal attacks, the US embassy in Mozambique have issued a warning to citizens living in the northeast that future attacks are imminent. Departure from the area will include the closing of a major gas field. Terrorism in Mozambique is a fairly new phenomenon and it is

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13 Jun 2018

New Country Name in the Balkans: Republic of North Macedonia

Ending a long-standing feud that was one of the only problems standing between Macedonia and progress in NATO candidacy, EU accessions, and regional relations, Greece and Macedonia have resolved their name dispute that has been ongoing since 1991. Reflecting Greece’s claim to part of the Macedonian region, Macedonia’s new name

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13 Jun 2018

AT&T wins approval to buy Time Warner

A US judge approved AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, an $85.4 billion dollar purchase that will likely have significant impact and set precedent for future mergers and antitrust understandings.  Source: AT&T just won approval to buy Time Warner — Quartz

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13 Jun 2018

Mike Pompeo to brief South Korea’s Moon Jae In on outcome of Trump-Kim summit

With some portions of the agreement coming as a surprise to US lawmakers and the State Department, Mike Pompeo will meet with South Korea’s Moon Jae In as a part of efforts to brief countries on the actual outcomes and agreements coming out of Tuesday’s summit between President Trump and

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12 Jun 2018

Hezbollah’s electoral victory may spell the end to Lebanon’s US military aid

“Critics of long-term military aid to Lebanon from the U.S. have been bolstered by the May 6 parliamentary elections that have given Hezbollah and its allies a majority in the legislature. Opponents to the aid are specifically concerned about an apparent warming of relations between the U.S.-equipped Lebanese Armed Forces

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12 Jun 2018

Trump-Kim summit: full text of the statement

Trump commits to “provide security guarantees to the DPRK” in exchange for Kim’s “firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Source: Trump-Kim summit: full text of the statement

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