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Seven-month-old baby shot dead becomes symbol of Mexican drug crime epidemic

A baby was shot dead with his parents and the image of the lifeless bodies has caused outrage online against violent crime<p>A photograph of a seven-month-old baby shot dead and lying next to the bodies of his parents has prompted an outpouring of indignation in Mexico.<p>In a country where violent crime …

Anonymous takes credit for cyberattacks crippling Turkey

Apparently, the hacktivists from Anonymous aren't just targeting ISIS directly -- they're causing chaos for indirectly responsible countries, too. The collective is taking credit for an escalating series of cyberattacks that have disrupted banks, internet backbones and government websites in …

Israel struck Hizbollah targets as Russia’s Syria envoy 'holds secret meeting in Israel'

Israeli jets strike at the Shia group near the Lebanon border, according to Syrian media reports<p>Israeli warplanes struck Hizbollah targets in a series of at least seven strikes near the Lebanon border on Saturday night, Syrian media has reported.<p>Hizbollah weapon stockpiles had been targeted, some …

Migrants clash with border police as Macedonia builds fence around border

Balkans nation follows in footsteps of Hungary in closing off frontier<p>Macedonia became the latest European country to build a fence to restrict migrants over its frontier on Saturday, as border police clashed with groups of asylum seekers.<p>In a move that follows in the footsteps of the controversial …

Paris terror attack: Everything we know on Saturday afternoon

With one suspected terrorist still on the loose, we recount everything we have learned about the ordeal so far<p>What happened in Paris?<p>There were <b>seven coordinated terror attacks in Paris</b> carried out by militants, killing at least 130 people.<p>The first attacks were launched virtually simultaneously, …

Paris Attacks

China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet

A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet.<p>Related Story: …

Chinese navy looms as Russia strikes Syrian rebels

(Wikimedia)<p>TEL AVIV – As Russia’s Caspian Sea fleet launched precision-guided cruise missiles at Syrian rebel positions, a Chinese naval vessel …

‘For the Record’: China’s Cyber Warfare Unit Targeting the American Power Grid

China’s People’s Liberation Army has a specialized unit dedicated to launching cyberattacks, and its main target is the United States.<p>U.S. intelligence agencies warn that China operates on a scale so sophisticated it could bring down the entire American electrical grid. Director of National …

Top Obama Cyber Security Adviser Quietly Leaves Post at White House

One of President Obama’s top cyber security advisers has left the White House after two years, a move that the administration has barely acknowledged.<p>…

John McCain says US is engaged in proxy war with Russia in Syria

• Senator points to ‘abdication of American leadership’ by White House<br>• Republican says Putin is ‘treating US with disdain and contempt’<p>Senator John McCain said on Sunday the US was now engaged in a proxy war with Russia in Syria, as a result of “an abdication of American leadership” on the part of the …

Russia’s Putin Holds the Cards in Europe’s Crises

Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria cloud peace effort in Ukraine, threaten to swell tide of refugees<p>After more than a year of seeking to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin, European leaders are finding they need his cooperation to solve the continent’s most pressing crises.<p>From the conflict in …

Russia

Vietnam jails journalist for spying for China

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese jounalist has been found guilty of spying for China and sentenced to a six-year jail term by a Hanoi court after a three-hour trial, his lawyer said on Thursday.<p>Ha Huy Hoang, who had worked for a Foreign Ministry-run magazine, was jailed on Wednesday for colluding …

Vietnam

Islamic State ties broaden Boko Haram threat

<b>Nigeria predicts that Boko Haram will soon be defeated, but the militant group's ties with Islamic State mean that would probably push the fighters further into neighbouring countries, writes BBC Monitoring Africa security correspondent Tomi Oladipo.</b><p>The Nigerian military has been in overdrive in …

Africa

'Senior officers gathered us in a conference room': Russian Army major describes being sent to Ukraine

Vladimir Starkov is currently held in a detention center in Kiev after being intercepted three weeks ago with a truck full of ammunition.<p>He was driving the truck from Donetsk to Yasne, a small village south of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk when he was arrested.<p>Starkov, who is being charged …

Islamic State Hacking Group Had Two-Word Answer When Asked If It Could’ve Hacked Hillary’s Server

The pro-Islamic State hacking group that claimed to have posted the personal information of U.S. military and government personnel Tuesday said that it could have likely hacked into Hillary Clinton’s private home server.<p>Speaking to TheBlaze using smartphone messenger application Kik, a …

Google Cloud Platform's entire big data suite now generally available

Google has a few more cloud bits on the way as soon as later today as Cloudera's Hadoop platform is now certified for Google Cloud Platform.<p><b>Google</b> …

NSA pinpoints China's cyberattacks

A secret National Security Agency document has revealed the massive nature of China’s cyberattacks against the United States, with nearly 700 …

North Korea

The Best Foreign-Policy Approach for America Is...

Americans typically vote on economic issues. But they can’t escape the world. Foreign policy has a way of unexpectedly intruding in people’s lives. …

U.S. Sends 6 Jets, 300 Personnel to Turkish Base in Fight Against ISIS

Six U.S. Air Force jets and 300 military personnel arrived at a Turkish airbase Sunday, following Turkey's decision to host American aircraft in the fight against ISIS, according to a Pentagon statement.<p>Senior defense officials told NBC News that the F-16 Falcons stationed at Turkey's Incirlik base …

Ukraine crisis: Why a lack of parts has hamstrung Russia's military

<b>Russia's defence firms have been hit not only by Western sanctions but also by a breakdown in business ties with Ukraine.</b><p>For decades under Soviet rule, Russia's strategic industries had close links with partners in Ukraine, all centrally controlled from Moscow.<p>But relations soured last year, with …

Russia

China-linked hackers reportedly attack American Airlines, Sabre systems

<i>(Reuters)</i> – China-linked hackers attacked the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre and American Airlines Group, Bloomberg reported, although the world’s largest airline said there was no evidence of such a breach.<p>Incidents at the travel companies were consistent with incursions …

American Airlines

Hacking For Cause: Today’s Growing Cyber Security Trend

Dan Lohrmann Contributor<p>Dan Lohrmann is chief strategist and chief security officer of Security Mentor.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The dramatic rise in hacktivism<p>What do the following data-breach headlines from the past year have in common? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; …

Cybersecurity

Web's random numbers are too weak, researchers warn

<b>The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers.</b><p>A study found shortcomings in the generation of the random numbers used to scramble or encrypt data.<p>The hard-to-guess numbers are vital to many security measures that prevent data …

Information Security

Security News This Week: The Pentagon Got Hacked While You Were at Def Con

Def Con is underway, and WIRED has been busy breaking news from some of the biggest stories from the conference, such as: hacking a Wi-Fi connected …

Ukraine bidding to become breadbasket of Europe again

"This is a treasure -- if you know how to treat it right," the 29-year-old chief executive of the AgroKIM agriculture company said with a listful air.<p>But the three brand new combines working these fields about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Kiev are integral elements in the maddening state of …

World Bank

FBI 'Most Wanted' Cybercrime Kingpin Linked To Russian Espionage On US Government

There are rumours Evgeniy Bogachev – widely known as Slavik, the creator of uber money-making malware Zeus – spends much of his time on a boat in the …

Ukraine debt crisis: Kiev faces fight with creditors as it reels from Putin's blows

War-torn Ukraine is battling to find a way out of a debt crisis made worse by its ongoing conflict with Russia<p>With most eyes still on Greece, it is easy to forget about Europe’s other debt crisis. But Ukraine could soon take centre stage.<p>Battered by Russia’s military might, Vladimir Putin’s …