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warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms

“(Reuters) – The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure” writes Min Read for reuters.com. That document, which was privately distributed to firms at risk of attacks, described a narrower set of activity focusing on the nuclear, energy and critical manufacturing sectors.Symantec researcher Vikram Thakur said in an email that much of the contents of Friday’s report were previously known within the security…

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Militants kill 13 police in attack near Mali border

“Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday” reports theguardian.com. They came in four vehicles each with about seven fighters,” said a security source on the scene.Reinforcements later arrived and stopped them as they tried to cross back over the border, another security source on the scene said, triggering a gun battle.The assailants crossed over the border from Mali and drove up to the village of Ayorou, about…

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Desert Ambush on Security Convoy in Egypt Kills at Least 59

“At least 59 Egyptian police officers and security officials were killed, security officials said” writes Declan Walsh for nytimes.com. CAIRO — Militants ambushed a convoy of Egyptian police and security officials deep inside the western desert late Friday in the deadliest attack on security forces in years, security officials said on Saturday. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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G7, tech giants agree on plan to block ‘terror’ content online…

“French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the goal was to ensure pro-jihadist content “is taken down within two hours of it going online”” writes Ella Ide for yahoo.com. The meeting on the Italian island of Ischia off Naples also focused on ways to tackle one of the West’s biggest security threats: jihadist fighters fleeing Syria. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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The deadliest bombing in Somali history reveals flaws in intelligence-gathering efforts

“The Shabaab attacks are a symptom of the greater political dysfunction of the state.”” writes Katharine Houreld for businessinsider.com. A former top al Shabaab commander, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, condemned the attack and was photographed by local media donating blood. Three security sources told Reuters he identified himself as al Shabaab. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Security Pulled Guns on Car Thief

“We’re told the security and safety of Kim and Kanye’s family is a top priority and their team will hold nothing back to ensure that” reports tmz.com. Sources connected with the incident tell us the man who broke into 3 cars early Friday morning at the end of their driveway was met with heavily armed Kardashian-West security.The decision to brandish guns was made in direct response to the Paris robbery where armed gunmen tied Kim up, threw her in a bathtub and stole $10 million in jewelry. Source: tmz.com Share This:

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North Korea ‘months away’ from being able to strike US, CIA chief says

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities” writes Tomohiro Ohsumi for cnbc.com. North Korea, which started its nuclear program decades ago, has accelerated its weapons tests.”They are close enough now in their capabilities that from a U.S. policy perspective we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving” their objective of being able to strike the United States, Pompeo told a national security forum in Washington. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Illegal Things Landlords Do and What You Can Do About It

“Here are eight illegal things landlords do and what you can do about it” writes Sheiresa Ngo for cheatsheet.com. Some shady landlords will put up a fight when it comes time to hand over your security deposit.Whether you like it, one of your landlord’s goals is to make money.Unfortunately, in some cases, that means he or she might engage in illegal activities.As soon as you ask for your money back, they’ll suddenly disappear or claim you’re not entitled to receive your money back. Source: cheatsheet.com Share This:

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