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Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country’s Supreme Court. Oscar Pérez posted Instagram videos admitting the attack and calling on Venezuelans to rise up against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The officer’s home has been searched as the president put the entire military… Read More »

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the building he was in, the interior ministry says. The building collapsed, injuring 11 people, including police officers. Five other suspected militants have been taken into custody, officials say.… Read More »

Latest Attack Renews Debate Over Extremists’ Use of Social Media

The debate is raging in the United Kingdom over how best to balance public safety, privacy and free speech after the third major terrorist attack in as many months. Ahead of the country’s election this week, Prime Minister Theresa May pointed her finger at U.S. tech companies, accusing them of not having done enough to weed out extremists… Read More »

London attack: Macron and Turnbull lead world condemnation

French President Emmanuel Macron has led the global condemnation of Saturday’s terror attack in London which left seven people dead. Four French citizens were among the dozens of people injured in the attack. Mr Macron spoke by phone with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and said France was “more than ever at Britain’s side”. Meanwhile, Australian PM Malcolm… Read More »

Why Android is likely safe from a WannaCry-like attack

Enlarge Image Unlike the Google Pixel, most Android devices are running on outdated operating systems. James Martin/CNET The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating system… Read More »

Indian State Power Company’s Computers Hit by Ransomware Attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The global ransomware attack has affected several computers of a state power distribution company in the Indian state of West Bengal but the federal government computer system has largely escaped, officials said on Monday. State agencies that manage government websites and build supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp . Federal Minister… Read More »

Computer Security Experts Brace For Second Wave Of ‘Biggest Ransomware Attack Ever’

The malicious “ransomware” attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work – forcing them to discover the hard way whether they have been affected, security analysts said. With much of the world still reeling from the digital breach that prevented people from… Read More »

Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato convoy kills eight

A suicide attack on a convoy belonging to the Nato mission in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people in Kabul, officials say. The victims were all civilians, a government spokesman said. About 25 other people were injured, including three US service members. The attack on the group of military vehicles happened next to the US embassy during… Read More »

Pressure on Yahoo grows after massive hack attack

Pressure on Yahoo continued to grow after the internet search giant revealed that it was the victim of another huge hacking attack in 2013. The company’s shares closed down more than 6% on Wall Street on fears that a planned sale to Verizon was in doubt. Politicians and regulators called for action after Yahoo disclosed on Wednesday that… Read More »

Cairo cathedral bombing: IS claims responsibility for attack

So-called Islamic State say it was behind a bomb attack on a church in Cairo on Sunday in which at least 25 people were killed. One of its fighters carried out the suicide attack on the Coptic Christian cathedral, the group said in a statement. Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had earlier named the attacker as Shafik Mahmoud… Read More »