22 Jul 2020

Diebold ATM Terminals Jackpotted Using Machine’s Own Software

Diebold, a leading ATM manufacturer, has issued a public warning that cybercriminals have been illegally dispensing cash across Europe through compromising ATM machines using a black box with proprietary code in attacks. The criminals are utilizing software from the manufacturer in a campaign across Europe to exfiltrate money from ATMs.

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02 Jul 2020

Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked

According to the National Crime Agency, a top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade weapons and drugs has been penetrated by law enforcement. Major crime figures were among 746 people arrested as a result of the platform being compromised by officials. The messages on EncroChat were intercepted and decoded,

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26 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Sweden says WHO made ‘total mistake’ by including it in warning

On Thursday, the World Health Organization released a statement warning several countries that they are at risk for a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Sweden was among the countries listed, along with eleven others in Europe. However, Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has denied that Sweden is experiencing an increase

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17 Jun 2020

LinkedIn ‘Job Offers’ Targeted Aerospace, Military Firms With Malware

A recent malware campaign has been uncovered, targeting victims in Europe and the Middle East through LinkedIn spear-phishing messages. The targets are in the aerospace and military fields, and the attackers are impersonating human resource employees from Collins Aerospace and General Dynamics. Targets receive messages advertising fake job offers that

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03 Jun 2020

Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, beckoning tourists

On Wednesday, Italy re-opened regional and international borders, representing the country’s progression into the final phase of its COVID-19 lockdown initiatives.  Italy is the first European country to open international borders fully, ending the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers. The move has drawn criticism for being premature, while others

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01 Jun 2020

Lockdowns ease across Europe and Asia with new tourism rules

On June 1, COVID-19 restrictions eased across Asia and Europe. Public spaces such as the Colosseum in Rome have reopened while transportation, recreation, schools, and restaurant businesses begin to resume activity with limitations. Greece now allows hotels, open-air cinemas, campsites, golf courses, and public swimming polls to operate on social

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27 May 2020

Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund Europe’s moment

The EU’s Executive Commission has proposed a major $825 billion recovery fund to tackle economic issues caused by COVID-19 lockdowns. The package will be made of up grants and loans for all EU member states. Economies across the EU have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Commission President Ursula

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30 Apr 2020

This new Android mobile malware targets banks, financial services across Europe

On Thursday, cybersecurity firm Cybereason Nocturnus stated that a new form of Android mobile malware had emerged, targeting consumer and business financial data. The company stated that the malware, named EventBot, appeared in March and is a combination of a Trojan and an information-stealing program that exfiltrates victims’ financial application

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09 Apr 2020

New US model predicts much higher Covid-19 death toll in UK. But British scientists are skeptical

British scientists have disputed a new coronavirus model that predicts the UK will be the worst-hit European country. The model foresees a much higher death toll from the COVID-19 virus than previously thought. The forecast came from the Insitute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington’s School

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08 Apr 2020

Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package

According to forecasts published on Wednesday, Europe’s top two economies are experiencing the worst contraction in decades as EU officials work towards new measures to relieve economic pressure and distress. German economic research institutes stated that the country’s economy is likely to shrink by 4.2% this year as a result

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