Archiv: a fifth of an eye


23.06.2019 - 13:02 [ CNN ]

The Guardian says it was warned of cyber attacks by Saudi Arabia

(20.06.2019)

The Guardian says that it was warned earlier this year about efforts by a cybersecurity unit in Saudi Arabia to „hack“ its computer networks.
The British newspaper published an article on Wednesday that says it was alerted by a source in Riyadh that it was being targeted by the unit following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

23.06.2019 - 12:52 [ Middle East Monitor ]

Saudi Arabia buys $300m spyware from Israel

(20.06.2019)

The sources stressed that the Saudi intelligence services have sought to obtain advanced spyware in order to trace the Kingdom’s citizens – both in the country and abroad – amidst increasing criticism of the Saudi royal family.

Saudi Arabia therefore reached out to the Israeli market and struck a deal worth $300m with representatives of Israeli firms, the sources said, adding that both sides met and reached the deal in UK capital London.

01.05.2019 - 14:59 [ Standard.co.uk ]

MI5 boss warns of ’startling‘ IS terror threat to Britain

(today)

Mr Parker said that his staff were doing “extraordinary things” to keep the country safe in the face of such dangers, thwarting plots and saving lives. But he cautioned that the increasingly “vast amounts” of material on smartphones and the scale of social media output meant that more data than ever was being created at the same time as encryption was making it harder for MI5 to access it.

24.04.2019 - 06:57 [ NDTV.com ]

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe To NDTV: „India Gave Us Intelligence, But There Was A Lapse“

„We have a good intelligence sharing system with India. It has been giving us the help we need. We also have got help from USA and UK. Our priority is to apprehend the terrorists. Until we do that, no one is safe,“ he said.

24.04.2019 - 06:30 [ Sky News ]

We had intel that could have stopped attacks – Sri Lanka PM

Mr Wickremesinghe said an investigation had been opened into why the intelligence never reached him and that the heads of defence would be replaced „within the next 24 hours“, with a complete restructuring of the police and security forces to follow „in the coming weeks“.

23.04.2019 - 15:31 [ apnews.com ]

The Latest: New Zealand: No intel linking Sri Lanka bombings

The office of New Zealand’s prime minister says she is aware of comments linking Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings to the mosque attacks in Christchurch, though it hasn’t “seen any intelligence upon which such an assessment might be based.”

The statement came Tuesday after Sri Lanka’s minister of defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, made the claim to Parliament, without offering evidence.

23.04.2019 - 15:30 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

ISIS claim responsibility for Sri Lanka bombing as officials say it was retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings and attack on a FOURTH hotel failed – as CCTV emerges of church bomber

‚The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka [on Sunday] was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,‘ state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament today.

18.04.2019 - 19:04 [ Spiked ]

Governments vs internet freedom

The internet is about to get a lot less free, as British and Australian governments rush to impose laws punishing private media platforms for not acting ‘quickly enough’ to remove ‘abhorrent’ or ‘harmful’ content. These reactionary moves follow last month’s live-streamed New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people – but they will do nothing to combat terrorists or violence, all while hurting free speech online.

04.04.2019 - 12:09 [ Spiked ]

The weaponisation of Christchurch

While utterly appalling, these reactions – vile representations of anti-Muslim hatred – did not come as much of a shock to me.

What did surprise me was the swiftness with which the regressive left weaponised Christchurch.

30.03.2019 - 09:12 [ theRegister.co.uk ]

Someone’s spreading an MBR-trashing copy of the Christchurch killer’s ‚manifesto‘ – and we’re OK with this, maybe?

Hacktivists are spreading booby-trapped copies of the New Zealand mass shooter’s Islamophobic rantings, in what is being described as an online „vigilante“ operation.

Security house Blue Hexagon claims it discovered a version of the killer’s manifesto doing the rounds online containing Windows malware that, when executed with the necessary privileges, reboots the system and leaves the user staring at an anti-racist message.

30.03.2019 - 08:39 [ Bloomberg ]

Australia, Singapore Crack Down on Online Media With New Laws

Australia said it will legislate “tough” new laws to prevent social-media platforms from being “weaponized” by terrorists and extremists who may use them to live-stream violent crimes, such as this month’s terror attack in New Zealand. Singapore said it will introduce a law to halt the spread of “fake news.”

30.03.2019 - 08:28 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

Australia, Singapore join hands to fight violent extremism

Yesterday’s ministerial meeting coincided with a national remembrance service in New Zealand for the 50 people killed in the attack by a white supremacist at two mosques on March 15.

At a news conference after the meeting, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said that new media and technologies had allowed for the promotion of hate speech and posed a threat to the „broad centre“ of society.

27.03.2019 - 16:16 [ Stuff.co.nz ]

Global sharpshooters trained in Christchurch as mosque shooting unfolded

(19.3.2019)

Police Association president Chris Cahill said he couldn’t comment on international forces, but said police across the Asia-Pacific region generally have a close relationship.

The timing of the training course would have helped with a rapid response, he said. „You need a bit of luck sometimes.“

18.03.2019 - 06:29 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Stabbing in Stanwell, Surrey, being treated as terrorist incident ‚inspired by far-right‘

A 50-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order. He remained in custody on Sunday evening.

And Neil Basu, the Met’s head of Counter Terrorism Policing, said on Sunday: “Whilst this investigation is still in its infancy, it has hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far-right, and therefore it has been declared a terrorism incident.“