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South Korea’s KT Sat Examining Blockchain, IoT, As Part Of Market Reevaluation

KT Sat, South Korea’s only commercial satellite communications company, has announced that it has created a working group to examine the integration of emerging technologies into its commercial offerings, to include blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). This new initiative, named KT SAT Eco Alliance, was announced on 22 …

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Moscow To Deny OneWeb Satellite Broadband Access To Russia To Preserve Internet Sovereignty

The Russian government has stated that it will not allow OneWeb, the U.S. satellite communications start-up building a 900-satellite megaconstellation, to provide satellite broadband Internet in Russia, citing national security concerns that the company might provide access to an open Internet that is out Moscow’s control. This statement comes despite …

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India’s Military To Create Defence Space And Cyber Agencies As Part of Reforms

The Indian government’s Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the creation of the Defence Cyber Agency, the Defence Space Agency, and the Special Operations Division as part of ongoing defence reforms designed to deal with emerging and new threats, according to government sources quoted in the Indian media. All three …

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South Korean Military Developing Cyber Rules Of Engagement To Counter Pyongyang Cyber Attacks

South Korea is considering drawing up rules of engagement in cyberspace to better defend against growing threats from North Korea and other unidentified threat actors, the South Korean military revealed on 14 October 2018, according to a report from the Yonhap News Agency. “Since 2004, discussions have been under way …

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India And Morocco Sign MoU’s On Space Cooperation and Cyber Security

India and Morocco signed Memoranda of Understandings on space and cyber security cooperation in New Delhi on 25 September 2018, it has been announced. In 2015 the two countries decided to elevate bilateral ties to a Strategic Partnership and have been working to include new areas of cooperation to the …

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Nigerian Army To Create Cyber Warfare Command To Combat Online Terrorism And Crime

The Nigerian Army is creating a Cyber Warfare Command comprised of 150 personnel drawn from across the service in order to combat rising cyber insecurity from terrorists, criminal organisations, and other threats. According the Nigerian newspaper Vanguard, the Cyber Warfare Command “is charged with the responsibility to monitor, defend and …

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Turkish Hacktivist Group Ayyildiz Tim Hijack U.S. Journalist Social Media Account In Support Of Erdogan

In a textbook example of how cyber activity is often a mirror of geopolitics, a Turkish hacktivist group called Ayyildiz Tim has been accused of hacking and then hijacking the social media accounts of prominent U.S. journalists to spread messages in support of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. These cyber …

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Hamas Now Using Instagram To Lure Israeli Soldiers In Sophisticated Information Operation

Palestinian terror group Hamas has been accused by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) of using photographs of attractive women posted on Instagram as a ploy to download spyware on the mobile telephones of Israeli soldiers. The allegations follow claims made in 2016 and 2017 that Hamas had made similar attempts …

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Iranian Hacker Group COBALT DICKENS Illegally Accessing Western University Libraries

U.S. cyber security company SecureWorks, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, has issued a report claiming that a previously identified Iranian hacker group called COBALT DICKENS is likely behind numerous fake university websites that target legitimate users in order to provide the Iranian government access to university library holdings. According to …

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