08 Jul 2020

Ethiopia’s week of unrest sees 239 dead, 3,500 arrested

Last Monday, popular Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead, sparking a week of protests and outrage throughout the country. In the past week, at least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested. In the Oromia region, the death toll includes nine police officers and five militia members, alongside

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08 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

President Donald Trump has moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, announcing the move yesterday despite calls from the EU and other organizations. President Trump stated that he intended to pull out of the UN agency and redirect funds elsewhere in late may, accusing the WHO of

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08 Jul 2020

China says it won’t join nuclear talks until the US reduces its arsenal

China stated that it would like to join trilateral nuclear arms control talks with the US and Russia, however, under the condition that the US significantly reduces its nuclear arsenal. China requested that the US’s arsenal should closely match China’s own level, according to a senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday.

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08 Jul 2020

FBI Opens a New China-Related Counterintelligence Investigation Every 10 Hours, Director Says

According to new data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, half of the agency’s 5,000 active counterintelligence investigations are related to China. According to FBI Director Chris Wray, a new counterintelligence case related to China is opened roughly every 10 hours. At an event on Tuesday, Wray stated that China

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08 Jul 2020

Researchers Use AI to Spot Drone Pilots

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a system that locates the operators of a drone by analyzing how the vehicle moves through the air. This could provide law enforcement and military personnel with a solution in tracking malicious drone and preventing millions of dollars

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08 Jul 2020

Keeper Threat Group Rakes in $7M from Hundreds of Compromised E-Commerce Sites

Researchers have warned that the Keeper threat group is deploying Magecart code to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks against eCommerce sites across the world. The group was formed three years ago and has since compromised more than 570 sites ranging in nature from liquor stores to Apple product resellers. Now, researchers

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08 Jul 2020

First reported Russian BEC scam gang targets Fortune 500 firms

According to researchers at email prevention company Agari, a new group of threat actors believed to be from Russia has elevated Business Email Compromise scams to a new level. Whereas most BEC attacks are from Nigerian actors who target companies of any size, this new Russian group named Cosmic Lynx

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08 Jul 2020

Fxmsp hacker indicted by feds for selling backdoor access to hundreds of companies

US prosecutors have indicted a prolific hacker allegedly behind a criminal enterprise that was selling backdoor access to hundreds of global organizations. The criminal operated under the name “fxmsp” and is a 37-year-old Kazakhstan citizen named Andrey Turchin. On Tuesday, the indictment was unsealed in the Western District of Washington.

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07 Jul 2020

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

 After a weekend of deadly rains beginning on Friday that expanded across several Japenese towns on Tuesday, at least 50 people have died and over a dozen remain missing. Japan’s southern region of Kyushu has experienced severe flooding as more rain is predicted to fall on the region in the

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07 Jul 2020

Hisham al-Hashimi: Leading Iraqi security expert shot dead in Baghdad

On Monday night, top security expert Hisham al-Hashimi was killed near his home in the Ziyouna district of Baghdad in a drive-by shooting consisting of two gunmen riding a motorbike. Al-Hashimi advised government agencies and is a leading figure on armed groups, appearing frequently in the media Although no group

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