Cybersecurity: Rising risk for airlines

After remaking their security procedures following the 9/11 attacks to stop airline hijackings, carriers are now faced with rising threats targeting computers and electronic equipment critical to their operations and safety. Since the tragedy 20 years ago on Saturday, airlines Read More …

Afghanistan: The Taliban have seized U.S. military biometrics devices

The Taliban have seized U.S. military biometrics devices that could aid in the identification of Afghans who assisted coalition forces, current and former military officials have told The Intercept. The devices, known as HIIDE, for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment, Read More …

Iran calls blackout at Natanz atomic site ‘nuclear terrorism’

Iran condemned a blackout at its underground Natanz nuclear facility early on Sunday as an act of “nuclear terrorism” and said Tehran reserves the right to respond, but did not specify who was responsible and how Iran may react. “The Read More …

Interpol to support the breaking of end-to-end encryption

International police body Interpol has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies that back the idea of breaking encrypted communications, echoing concerns that the technology protects criminals. Interpol is expected to argue later today that encryption frustrates criminal investigations Read More …

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent

New laws which gives the give the UK greater powers to crackdown on hostile state activity, have today received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the Read More …

EU considers 60-minute deadline for social networks to remove terrorist content

No longer the carrot, now the stick: the European Commission is considering imposing an hour-long deadline for social networks to remove terrorist and extremist content after voluntary measures appear to have failed. As reported by the Financial Times on Sunday, Facebook, Twitter, Read More …

Australia plans law for tech firms to hand over encrypted private data

Australia on Tuesday proposed a new law requiring technology firms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities. The measure, which targets platforms the Australian government says Read More …

How US Military Hackers Prepared to Hack the Islamic State

In 2016, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with conducting offensive cyber operations, hacked internet infrastructure used by the so-called Islamic State. Now, redacted versions of formerly Top Secret and other classified documents obtained by Motherboard Read More …