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Day: July 30, 2016

The NSA Is Likely Hacking Back Russia’s Cyber Squads
ENGLISH, Europe

The NSA Is Likely Hacking Back Russia’s Cyber Squads

    U.S. government hackers at the National Security Agency are likely targeting Russian government-linked hacking teams to see once and for all if they're responsible for the massive breach at the Democratic National Committee, according to three former senior intelligence officials. It's a job that the current head of the NSA's elite hacking unit said they've been called on to do many times before. Robert Joyce, chief of the NSA's shadowy Tailored Access Operations, declined to comment on the DNC hack specifically, but said in general that the NSA has technical capabilities and legal authorities that allow the agency to hack back suspected hacking groups, infiltrating their systems to gather intelligence about their operations in the wake of a cyber attack. "In terms of the ...
Reports of a cyber attack on computers used by Clinton’s campaign
America, ENGLISH

Reports of a cyber attack on computers used by Clinton’s campaign

    Sources in the Democratic Party, report that there has been a cyber-attack on the party's computers, including on the computers used by Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton for her presidential campaign. These reports have been denied by Clinton's headquarters, claiming that Clinton's cyber experts hadn't found any evidence of a breach in the system. Does Clinton have a reason to worry? Computers used by the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, where hacked, as well as other Democratic Party networks. Party officials deny such claims, stating that external cyber experts were hired and they didn't find any evidence of a breach in the system. The US Department of Justice announced that they are investigating the matter. Sources that are involved ...
Home Office has no plans to bring back old British passports after Brexit vote
ENGLISH, Europe

Home Office has no plans to bring back old British passports after Brexit vote

    The Home Office has said there are “no immediate plans” to reintroduce navy blue non-EU British passports following the Brexit vote, despite the wishes of some Leave voters. In parliament, pro-Brexit Conservative MP Michael Fabricant asked Home Secretary Amber Rudd if she would bring back the documents, which were last used in 1988. He asked Ms Rudd whether she would “take steps to introduce a new passport with a navy blue cover for the UK following the exit of the UK from the EU”. But Home Office minister Robert Goodwill replied: “There are no immediate plans for changes to the format or colour of the UK passport. “Parliament will be informed of any changes to the passport following UK withdrawal from the European Union.” As part of the EU referendum campaign in June, Uki...
Muslims Refuse To Bury IS Priest Killer
ENGLISH, Europe

Muslims Refuse To Bury IS Priest Killer

    Muslims have refused to bury one of the terrorists who murdered a Catholic priest as he celebrated Mass. Community leaders in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray said they did not want to "taint" Islam by having any association with Adel Kermiche, the 19-year-old jihadist who killed Fr Jacques Hamel in his hometown in northern France. Mohammed Karabila, president of the local Muslim cultural association and imam of one of the town's mosques, told Le Parisien: "We're not going to taint Islam with this person. "We won't participate in preparing the body or the burial." Muslims in the town were supportive of the decision. Khalid El Amrani, a 25-year-old technician, said he thought it was "normal" that the mosque would refuse to help with the burial. "What this young man did was sinful, ...
Alleged Plot To Attack Belgium: Two Arrests
ENGLISH, Europe

Alleged Plot To Attack Belgium: Two Arrests

    Two men are being held by police in Belgium suspected of planning an attack in the country, prosecutors say. The men, named only as Nourredine H, 33, and his brother Hamza H, were arrested after a series of houses were searched on Friday evening. Raids were carried out in the cities of Mons and Liège by federal police. No weapons or explosives were found in the searches. The federal prosecution office said in a statement: "Based on provisional results from the investigation, it appears that there were plans to carry out an attack somewhere in Belgium." The French version of the statement referred to "planning attacks" in the plural. A judge will later decide whether they should be detained in custody beyond an initial 24 hours. Belgium is on security alert three - of four ...