08 Oct 2019

US And UK Governments Issue Update Now Warning For Windows, macOS And Linux Users

The US National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that falls under the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are all warning that Windows, macOS And Linux Users relying on certain Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications are at

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08 Oct 2019

US and UK Sign Crime Data Sharing Agreement

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have signed a data sharing agreement that will make it possible for law enforcement agencies from each country to quickly access data from tech companies operating in one of two the countries. Under the accord, UK law enforcement can demand

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24 Sep 2019

Iran rejects fresh accusations over Saudi oil attack

France, Germany and the United Kingdom agree with previous claims the United States and Saudi Arabia that Iran was behind the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. In a joint statement issued on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, German

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15 Aug 2019

US bid to seize Iranian tanker halts its release from Gibraltar

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday submitted a last-minute request to the government of Gibraltar to let it seize the Iranian oil tanker that was captured by UK Marines last month. This move postpones a possible tanker swap between the UK and Iran, which seized a UK

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29 Jul 2019

Britain tells Iran: release ship to ‘come out of the dark’

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday urged Iran to release the British oil tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz over a week ago, adding that “if the Iranians want to come of the dark and be accepted as a responsible member of the intentional community they

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23 Jul 2019

Iran Tells Boris Johnson It Doesn’t Want Confrontation, but Will Protect Itself

On Tuesday, after members of the UK Conservative Party elected Boris Johnson to replace Theresa May as party leader and prime minister, Iran’s foreign minister sent Johnson congratulations and the assurance that “Iran does not seek confrontation.” However, the official added that Iran “will protect” its Persian Gulf coastline. Tensions

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22 Jul 2019

UK tells Iran to release seized oil tanker and crew immediately

The United Kingdom is urging Iran to release the British oil tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that “the ship was seized under false and illegal pretences and

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22 Jul 2019

Met Police hacked with bizarre tweets and emails posted

Last Friday, threat actors hacked into the London Metropolitan Police’s account for the MyNewsDesk public relations platform, and used their access to post unauthorised messages on the Met’s website and to send out unusual Tweets and emails from official Met accounts. The Met has launched an investigation into the incident.

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18 Jul 2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Oil Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions

Tensions in the Gulf further escalated on Thursday after Iranian media reported that the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps seized a foreign oil tanker on Sunday. Allegedly the vessel, sailing under an unidentified flag, had been smuggling one million liters of oil. Last Saturday, a United Arab Emirates vessel disappeared

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12 Jul 2019

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Friday warned the British government that it is playing a “dangerous game” that “has consequences” by refusing to release an Iranian tanker that was recently seized in Gibraltar by UK Marines. According to an Iranian spokesman, “the legal pretexts for the capture are not valid,” and

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