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Will Ukraine Be Hit by Yet Another Holiday Power-Grid Hack?

“In the 2015 Ukraine attack, for instance, hackers did not engineer technically sophisticated tools” writes Alyza Sebenius for theatlantic.com. The holiday season has not been a joyful time with respect to Ukraine’s power grid.The U.S. power grid belongs to a diverse set of mostly private-sector owners, and much of it is heavily regulated.Michael Assante is the director of industrials and infrastructure at the cybersecurity-focused SANS Institute and a lead investigator of the 2015 attack. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Senate Democrats erupt en masse in support of Kirsten Gillibrand after Trump attack

“Gillibrand is one of a handful of Democratic senators who believe Trump should resign due to the allegations put forth, including Sen” writes Al Weaver for washingtonexaminer.com. However, there are some Democrats who do not believe Trump should resign over the allegations, including those who hail from states where the president remains popular. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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NYC subway bomber wrote revealing post about Trump before the attack

“The suspected New York City subway bomber wrote a Facebook post apparently blaming President Donald Trump for the attack that he was about to commit,” writes Clark Mindock for independent.co.uk. The President also reiterated his call to overhaul the American immigration system following the attack, and another terrorist attack on Halloween in which a man drove a pickup truck through a bike lane.A cousin of the alleged bomber told reporters that he was surprised that his family member would have orchestrated the attempted terror attack. “My uncle [Ullah’s father] was…

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Federal authorities file terrorism charges against Manhattan bombing suspect

“Shortly before the federal charges were announced, New York City police officials said they had filed state terrorism charges against him, though those are expected to be dropped once the federal prosecution gets underway, according to officials” reports washingtonpost.com. The 10-page criminal complaint also reveals some of what Ullah told investigators after the attack. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Clip reveals panic caused by detonation

“NOW WATCH: Watch a US Navy helicopter squadron fight the California wildfires by dropping huge barrels of water SEE ALSO: The ISIS-inspired NYC bomber chose to attack Port Authority because of its Christmas posters” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Later, police would say that Ullah had been inspired by ISIS attacks on Christmas markets in Germany, and targeted Christmas-themed posters in the crowded subway passage, according to the New York Times. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza ‘preparing attack on Israel’

“Two Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants riding on a motorcycle in Gaza were killed in an explosion on Tuesday which the group implied was caused by an accidental detonation during preparations for an attack” writes Tom Harris for telegraph.co.uk. The group usually employs the term to refer to casualties caused by the accidental detonation of weapons or explosives used in attacks against Israel. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Subway attack worries Brooklyn’s Little Bangladesh

“But for Bangladeshi Americans in the city, the attempted attack could have longer-term consequences than the injuries Ullah, 27, managed to inflict on himself and three other people in a Times Square subway station” writes Adam Gabbatt for theguardian.com. Given Ullah was born in Bangladesh, some said the attack could heap more pain on the community, with many fearful of an increased police presence – and potentially deportations. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Another Failed ISIS Attack

“The alleged bomber of the New York subway was inspired by the 2016 ISIS attack on the Berlin Christmas market, in which a Tunisian man drove a truck into a crowd and killed 12 people, according to a New York Times report “ writes Graeme Wood for theatlantic.com. By chance I spent today, during the New York subway evacuation, in a far more probable and dangerous seasonal target: a German outdoor Christmas market.Nuremberg has the added safety of celebrating its Christmas market in the middle of its labyrinthine Old City,…

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Why is Trump’s first tweet after the New York explosion about unrelated ‘Fake News?’

“So, why is President Trump’s first tweet after an attack of this nature (something he usually jumps the gun on when the facts aren’t immediately known) about “Fake News?”” writes Siraj Hashmi for washingtonexaminer.com. Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said he believes the attack is connected to the Islamic State.We don’t need a tweet from the president rebuking a story about his television watching habits. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Port Authority explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

“This was an attempted terrorist attack,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference outside the bus terminal Monday morning” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. A pipe bomb attack in a passenger subway corridor beneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal that injured the suspect and three others Monday morning is terror-related, New York City officials said. Source: nj.com Share This:

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