02 Sep 2020

Cyber-Attack on Norwegian Parliament

Marianna Andreassen, Norwegian parliament director, has confirmed that the government entity has been targeted by threat actors over the past week, resulting in a number of ministers’ email accounts being compromised. Andreassen called the attack “significant,” stating that unauthorized individuals gained access to sensitive information. Email accounts compromised include those

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31 Aug 2020

North Korean hackers are actively robbing banks around the world, US government warns

A North Korean government-backed hacking group, the BeagleBoyz, has returned to target banks across the world after a brief hiatus. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has released a detailed report that describes how the North Korean threat actor group has made an estimated $2 billion in cryptocurrency since

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21 Aug 2020

Small, DIU-Approved Drones to be Made Available for Agencies to Purchase

Federal agencies will soon be able to purchase small Defense innovation Unit-tested drones through the General Services Administration schedule. The products will come from five companies that have been in collaboration with the government to produce and design the drones. Companies including Vantage Robotics, Parrot, and Skydio will be available

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12 Aug 2020

Lebanon protesters storm ministries as violent protests grip Beirut

On Saturday night, protests in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut turned violent as demonstrators clashed with law enforcement. The protestors stormed several government ministries, outraged over a recent explosion that injured thousands and killed hundreds. The blast caused widespread destruction throughout the capital city and was the result of improperly stored

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10 Aug 2020

Lebanon in Crisis Amid Ministerial Resignations, Protests Over Beirut Explosion

Over the past several days, three top Lebanese cabinet ministers have resigned. The country is currently on the brink of collapse following extreme pressure from protestors to account for last week’s deadly explosion in Beirut and hold those responsible accountable. The death toll from the blast has reached 300 as

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03 Aug 2020

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

According to the State Department, the US government has already been researching and implementing recommendations from alternate suppliers of 5G equipment after banning the use of Huawei technology due to their ties with the Chinese government. The State Department claims that the US is aiming to match Huawei’s competitive pricing

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24 Jul 2020

Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia’s GRU intelligence agency has been responsible for some of the most aggressive cyberattacks in history, including blackouts and destructive worms. The group was also tied to a massive misinformation campaign as well as a hacking and leaking operation that was created to skew the outcome of the 2016 US

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20 Jul 2020

UK to make changes to extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Britain’s government is planning to make changes in its extradition arrangements with Hong Kong as of Today following an escalation of tensions between China and the UK amid the implementation of China’s new national security law. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly expressed his concerns alongside other leaders that the

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15 Jul 2020

China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

China has promised to retaliate against the US following a bold move that ended Hong Kong’s preferential trade status. US President Donald Trump also moved to impose sanctions on officials who crackdown on rights within the new region under China’s controversial security law. President Trump stated that this security law

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12 Jun 2020

Stranded Filipino woman Michelle Silvertino died after waiting days for a bus home during lockdown

In the Philippines, there has been national outrage after a single mother died trying to get a bus home during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Philippino government is looking into how it treats stranded workers during the pandemic after Michelle Silvertino, 33, was found unconscious on a footbridge near Manilla. Silvertino

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