Ransomware
29 Aug 2016

DHS Warns Ransomware Attacks Disrupt Emergency Service Operations

The FBI, DHS, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS- ISAC) assess it is very likely ransomware attacks against US ESS agencies could have negative implications for operations and services. These implications can include,but are not limited to, disruption of operational continuity as access to critical systems is

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29 Aug 2016

Brussels crime lab fire: Five held over blaze ‘started to destroy evidence’

“Five people have been arrested over a fire at crime laboratories in Brussels that officials believe may have been started to destroy forensic evidence.” Source: Brussels crime lab fire: Five held over blaze ‘started to destroy evidence’ – BBC News

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29 Aug 2016

Cyber threat grows for bitcoin exchanges

“When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cyber theft — the second largest by an exchange since hackers took roughly $350 million in bitcoins at Tokyo’s MtGox exchange in early

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29 Aug 2016

FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

“The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained

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29 Aug 2016

FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

“The commander of Colombia’s biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.” Source: FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal – Chicago

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29 Aug 2016

Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

“Muslim extremists supporting the Islamic State group have freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern Philippines.” Source: Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

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29 Aug 2016

Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus

“Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified.” Source: Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus | Reuters

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29 Aug 2016

China’s First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year

“China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, designated 001A-class, is likely to enter sea trials next year and potentially enter service with the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) by early 2017, according to multiple reports. The PLAN’s WeChat account, in addition to reports citing Chinese military sources in Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review,

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29 Aug 2016

Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children

“Saudi officials say a rocket fired from Yemen hit a family’s home in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other people.” Source: Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children | Fox News

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29 Aug 2016

Rights Groups Say 13 Released From Secret Ukrainian Jail, Allege Torture

“Thirteen civilians who were allegedly held incommunicado, interrogated, and tortured after being rounded up ‘abduction-style’ have been released from a secret jail run by Ukraine’s domestic security service, two prominent human rights groups say.” Source: Rights Groups Say 13 Released From Secret Ukrainian Jail, Allege Torture

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