25 Oct 2018

Phishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top Targets

“A new phishing report has been released that keeps track of the top 25 brands targeted by bad actors. Of these brands, Microsoft, Paypal, and Netflix are the top brands impersonated by phishing attacks. Email security provider Vade Secure tracks the 25 most spoofed brands in North America that are impersonated in

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25 Oct 2018

European elections ‘face growing threat of manipulation’

“EU governments cannot treat the next year’s European parliamentary elections as ‘business as usual’ given the growing risk of foreign and corporate manipulation, according to the European commission. The scandal over the misuse of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica and the growing evidence of illegal interference in elections were described

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25 Oct 2018

Al-Qaeda and Deash recruiting high-level professionals

“In the Muslim world, jihadist groups are made up of individuals with higher degrees on average than in society as a whole,” says Marc Hecker, a researcher at the French Institute of International Relations. But for recruits from the West the opposite is true, especially in France, where the average

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25 Oct 2018

NATO chief sees new U.S. missile deployments in Europe as unlikely

“NATO’s top official on Wednesday blamed Russia for breaching a landmark nuclear arms pact that Washington is talking about quitting, but said he did not believe the Russian threat would lead to new deployments of U.S. missiles in Europe. In his first remarks since Washington announced on Saturday that it

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25 Oct 2018

Pakistan, Russia Begin Joint Anti-Terror Military Drills

As the US seeks to change Pakistani behavior concerning political behaviors and terrorism through various coercive methods, Russia is threatening to step in and fill the gap. The two countries have begun their third annual joint military drills that started in 2016, and the US’s discontinuation of military exchange programs

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25 Oct 2018

Invisible and dangerous: The Salafist scene in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia bordering both the Netherlands and Belgium is home to more Salafists than any other German state. Of the 1,000 people who traveled from Germany to fight with ISIS, around 300 came from the state. Of the 3,000 Salafists in the state, its intelligence office has

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25 Oct 2018

Italy plans to slash half a billion dollars from defense in 2019

“Italy will cut €450 million (U.S. $512.3 million) from its planned defense spending in 2019 by suspending helicopter and missile purchases and canceling an office move by the defense ministry to help shore up social welfare and tax cuts…Italy’s total outlay on defense in 2019 will be announced in parliament

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24 Oct 2018

Fine Print Lets Drone Makers Swallow Up Sensitive Data: FAA, DHS

“Drone manufacturers may be scooping up sensitive videos of crime scenes, electric grids, and other critical infrastructure under terms of service that give them access to the data, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration officials say. More than a million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have taken to the sky in

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24 Oct 2018

Trade.io loses $7.5Mil worth of cryptocurrency in mysterious cold wallet hack

“Cryptocurrency exchange Trade.io admitted to a security breach on Sunday. The company said that an unknown party has withdrawn over 50 million Trade tokens (TIO) from its cold storage wallets. The funds are worth over $7.5 million at Monday’s TIO trading price. It is unclear how the hack happened. Cold

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24 Oct 2018

Tanzania Arrests 104 for Plotting ‘Radical Camps’ in Mozambique

Highlighting the recent growth of Islamic extremism in the area, Tanzania has arrested 104 suspected militants for plans to establish a training base in Mozambique near the countries’ borders. Since October 2017, 40 attacks have been recorded in one Mozambique province, near where one of the largest untapped natural gas

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