Category: Frontline Security

Murdering children online

Murdering children online

Soon the only thing you would be left with is a picture of me,” was the chilling message left behind on his Facebook page by a 14-year-old schoolboy from Mumbai moments before he eased himself off the seventh floor ledge of his building to a bloody death below. The ninth grade pupil was not suicidal, […]

Unpatched Oracle WebLogic Servers Infected with Cryptocurrency Software

Unpatched Oracle WebLogic Servers Infected with Cryptocurrency Software

By exploiting a known vulnerability on Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers, threat actors deployed cryptocurrency miners to Linux and Windows systems. In December 2017, Secureworks incident response (IR) analysts responded to multiple incidents where threat actors compromised vulnerable Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers on Linux and Windows systems to deploy cryptocurrency software. The unauthorised activity significantly impacted the […]

Meeting with Indian Defence Minister

Meeting with Indian Defence Minister

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has met with India’s Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi, India. Minister Pyne is in New Delhi to attend the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship foreign and strategic policy conference which brings together senior officials from across the world to discuss issues of global […]

2017 Defence Year in Review: Chinese military developments and Russian geopolitical posturing

2017 Defence Year in Review: Chinese military developments and Russian geopolitical posturing

Peter Felstead, editor, Jane’s Defence Weekly by IHS Markit While 2017 may draw to a close with the Islamic State all but successfully defeated in Iraq and Syria — restoring some semblance of order to the early 21st century geopolitical paradigm — when the year is reviewed through a more traditional ‘Cold War lens’ the […]

Los Angeles Airport introduces contactless self-service biometric boarding

Los Angeles Airport introduces contactless self-service biometric boarding

Vision-Box has just implemented a paperless biometric self-boarding solution to expedite passenger flow and improve traveler experience Los Angeles Airport is trialing an advanced biometric self-boarding solution by Vision-Box to clear travelers flying out of the USA in a contactless, quick and secure way. The new passenger flow solution allows travelers to board their aircraft […]

NEC to provide disaster prevention system in Indonesia

NEC to provide disaster prevention system in Indonesia

– Offering stronger disaster prevention measures with accurate grasp of earthquake observation data – NEC Corporation has announced the supply of a wide-area disaster prevention system to the Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia). A grant aid from the Japanese government program for improving equipment for disaster risk management will […]

Top risks for 2018: Cyber threats and the politics of personality

Top risks for 2018: Cyber threats and the politics of personality

Increased threat of large scale cyber attacks targeted at critical infrastructure a key global risk for 2018 The increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders makes planning very difficult for businesses 2018 will be a year of geo-political fragility that has the potential to trigger shockwaves to global stability and business confidence Businesses in 2018 will face […]

Secureworks Discovers North Korean Cyber Threat Group, Lazarus, Spearphishing Financial Executives of Cryptocurrency Companies

Secureworks Discovers North Korean Cyber Threat Group, Lazarus, Spearphishing Financial Executives of Cryptocurrency Companies

In November 2017, Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) researchers discovered the North Korean cyber threat group, known as Lazarus Group and internally tracked as NICKEL ACADEMY by Secureworks, had launched a malicious spearphishing campaign using the lure of a job opening for the CFO role at a European-based cryptocurrency company. CTU researchers assess this as […]

Japanese identification cards updated directly at local city halls

Japanese identification cards updated directly at local city halls

In 2016, the Japanese Government announced that each resident would have a personal identification number which can be associated to a plastic card upon the citizen’s request. Each time a resident relocates to a new address, City Halls across the country would print the new address on the My Number Card. Today, over 200 City […]

Cognitec Brings Unique Video Investigation Features to Face Recognition Product for Law Enforcement

Cognitec Brings Unique Video Investigation Features to Face Recognition Product for Law Enforcement

Cognitec Systems, the face recognition company, has significantly extended the feature set of its FaceVACS-DBScan product. The latest release combines the company’s renowned image database search technology with powerful video inspection tools for a multitude of investigation use cases. FaceVACS-DBScan LE enables fast import of video footage and detailed investigations of the extracted facial images. […]