14 Dec 2020

Afghan Forces Kill Dozens of Taliban Fighters Following Break in Peace Talks

According to the Afghan government, security forces have killed at least 51 Taliban fighters in the province of Kandahar, marking the latest development in the violence between the two entities. Both sides are currently pursuing peace talks in Qatar while fighting over territory back in Afghanistan. The strikes allegedly occurred

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20 May 2020

U.S. Nears Settlement With Sudan Over 1998 Terror Bombings

After extensive negotiations, the Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal with Sudan to resolve claims over the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa perpetrated by terrorist group al Qaeda. These negotiations will help to clear the way to remove Khartoum’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, a

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13 May 2020

Afghan President orders resumption of offensive operations against the Taliban in blow to Trump’s deal

On Tuesday, the Afghan government announced that it plans to resume offensive operations against the Taliban after a series of deadly terrorist attacks within the region. This deals a significant blow to the Trump administration’s peace deal, which was signed in late February. After several attacks, including one that killed

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04 Mar 2020

CIA Accused of Mounting 11-Year Cyber-Attack Against China

The CIA has been accused of carrying out an 11-year campaign of cyber espionage by Qihoo 360. Qihoo alleges that the CIA targeted critical industries in the People’s Republic of China, stating yesterday that they had discovered and revealed cyber-attacks by the CIA hacking group (APT-C-39). Qihoo claims that they

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28 Feb 2020

FBI Says $140+ Million Paid to Ransomware, Offers Defense Tips

The FBI stated that after analyzing collected ransomware bitcoin wallets and ransom notes, they have determined that ransomware operators have received roughly $140 million in payments over the last six years. At the RSA security conference earlier this week, an FBI agent explained how he analyzed the collected data to

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07 Feb 2020

U.S. Finance Sector Hit with Targeted Backdoor Campaign

The United States’s financial sector experienced an increase in cyberattacks last month, the majority of which delivered a powerful backdoor named Minebridge. Minebridge gives cyberattackers advantage over a victim’s machine, allowing them to have full access to all functions. The attack chain employed in the US financial services sector included

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02 Jan 2020

Militia Supporters Retreat From U.S. Embassy Site in Iraq

An attempt to storm the US Embassy in Iraq ended on Wednesday as protesters withdrew from the area after their efforts were fueled by opposition to American troop presence in Iraq. The protesters, a militia backed by Iran, tried to force their way into the US Embassy compound on Tuesday

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