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FBI provides outdated explosive detection kits to Pakistan Customs

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has informed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) through a letter that the kits provided by US agency FBI for detection of explosives material are expired. MCC has asked the FBR to bring the fact into the notice of the US authorities and ask them to provide the chemical required to make these kits workable. ... Read More »

‘The Interview’ becomes Sony’s top online film, earns $31 million

NEWYORK: Sony Pictures “The Interview” has made more than $31 million from its online and on-demand release, according to the studio. Guardians of Tranquility’ hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, admonishing the Hollywood studio not to relinquish a film which has vexed North Korea. Here’s how much ‘The Interview’ is going to ... Read More »

Hackers use security software to launch cyber attacks

LEICESTER: State-sponsored hacking endeavors frequently rely on specially indited software. Unless it’s well-made, custom code can be a giveaway as to who’s responsible. The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyber attack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Assailants are switching ... Read More »

Atlanta airline Delta nabs agent for helping gun smuggling

ATLANTA: The Federal Agents Authorities have nabbed a Delta ramp agent, Eugene Harvey, 31, with trafficking firearms, violating airport security and aiding others in the scheme at Atlanta airline for helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by Federal Agents, Authorities. A FBI affidavit said there was enough evidence to charge Delta ramp agent ... Read More »

Seven Russian uranium smugglers arrested by Moldova police

CHISINAU: Moldova police has arrested seven people who were taking uranium-238 in a passenger train coming from Russia, at Moldova Interpol. The uranium found is a highly radioactive substance that can be used in making a dangerous bomb After a nearly year-long investigation, Moldovan police also seized 200 grams (7 ounces) of uranium-238, one kg (2.2 pounds) of mercury and ... Read More »

FBI warns of destructive malware after attack on Sony

TORONTO: The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a secret five-page “flash” warning to US businesses late Monday of cyber attacks which use “destructive malware” to wipe data and may be impossible to recover. The report also said the malware has the power to shut down computer networks.  This malware has the capability to overwrite a victim host’s master boot record ... Read More »

Sony hires FireEye mandiant to resolve internal security infringe

CALIFORNIA:Sony tap Mandiant security firm  to help for clean up after so far another destructive cyber attack. The electronics giant was dealing with the result of network interruption, and as a result, was forced to shut down Sony Pictures Entertainment computer systems. FireEye’s Mandiant forensic squad, with the combination of US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is assisting with the ... Read More »

Privacy measures of Apple, Google irk FBI

WASHINGTON: America’s top investigation agency FBI has been disappointed by the strict privacy measures taken by Apple and Google in the wake of the NSA’s emerging snooping cases. FBI Director James B Comey has slammed Apple and Google’s recently revealed encryption initiatives. Comey lamented that it was strange that even both the IT giants could not access the customer data. ... Read More »