14 Jan 2017

Senate intelligence panel to probe Russia hacking

“The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the panel will investigate allegations Russia used cyber attacks to influence the U.S. presidential election, including any links between Russia and the political campaigns.” Source: Senate intelligence panel to probe Russia hacking | Reuters

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14 Jan 2017

U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

“U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of repealing Democratic President Barack Obama’s landmark health insurance law.” Source: U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare | Reuters

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13 Jan 2017

Putin’s DNC Hackers Actively Targeting French Elections

“The same Putin-state backed actors that stole emails from the DNC and John Podesta are targeting campaigns in France in the run up to critical elections in that country. The spear phish campaigns are identical to the attacks that the ‘Fancy Bear’ group launched against the DNC and John Podesta,.” Source:

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13 Jan 2017

Mystery Hackers Blow Up Secret NSA Hacking Tools in ‘Final F–k You’

“A mysterious hacking group has been bedeviling the U.S. intelligence community for months, releasing a tranche of secret National Security Agency hacking tools to the public while offering to sell even more for the right price. Now with barely a week to go before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the self-styled ‘Shadow

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13 Jan 2017

When Cybersecurity Meets Physical Security

“In a recent interview with CNN, the Director of the Secret Service noted that his organization is increasingly focusing on the cyber security of the physical facilities visited by the President of the United States as part of its duty to protect him. This raises the fascinating question of just

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13 Jan 2017

Trump’s cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient ‘easily hackable website’

“Giulianisecurity.com, the website for the ex-mayor’s eponymous infosec consultancy firm, is powered by a roughly five-year-old build of Joomla! that is packed with vulnerabilities. Some of those bugs can be potentially exploited by miscreants using basic SQL injection techniques to compromise the server. This seemingly insecure system also has a

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13 Jan 2017

Violence In Brazil: Police Killed Nearly 3,500 People In 2015, Report Says

“Brazil police, including officers who were off duty, killed nearly 3,500 people in 2015, and some of those incidents were extrajudicial killings, a report said. The report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), published Thursday, said the extrajudicial executions contributed to ‘a cycle of violence in Brazil.’” Source: Violence In Brazil: Police

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13 Jan 2017

Spain: 2 arrested for suspected links to Islamic State

“Spanish police on Friday arrested two people for suspected links to the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said. In a separate operation, the ministry said police seized 8,000 guns and rifles Thursday and arrested five Spaniards suspected of buying disused weapons to recondition them and put them on the

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13 Jan 2017

16 bodies found after Boko Haram attack on soldiers

“The bodies of 16 soldiers have been recovered in northeast Nigeria, nearly three months after an attack on a coalition force claimed by Boko Haram Islamists, the military has said.” Source: 16 bodies found after Boko Haram attack on soldiers: military | News24

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13 Jan 2017

Two Nigerian Army officers die in IED explosion in Borno

“A counter-attack by the Nigerian Army against Boko Haram turned deadly on Thursday morning after an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists exploded in Borno State, leaving one Nigerian Army captain and a lieutenant dead, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.” Source: Two Nigerian Army officers die in IED explosion in

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