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Yemeni president sacks intelligence chiefs

September 12th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Sep 12 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Tuesday sacked heads of the national security agency and military intelligence, after two suicide car bombs targeted the country's defence minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Did US spy war cost 9/11 warning?

March 28th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) The US may have missed opportunities to prevent 9/11 due to a turf war between the CIA and the FBI, a British parliamentarian has claimed.Tory ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hacker group Anonymous could cause power outage in US

February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous within the next year or two could bring about a limited power outage in the US through a cyber attack, a top official ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan Army, ISI infected with cancer: MQM

May 28th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Army and the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were partially "infected with cancer", the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has said.MQM chief Altaf Hussain ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A catch-up phone call, satellite image led to Osama

May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) An old friend's innocuous, catch-up phone call to Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, the main Pakistani courier for Osama bin Laden, led US forces to his hideout in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Killing of Osama bin Laden has rehabilitated reputation of US Government, officials

May 4th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Dhruva JaishankarWashington, May 4 (ANI): The dust has already started to settle after President Barack Obama's dramatic announcement on Sunday evening that U.S. special forces had killed al Qaeda leader ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Courier who led US to Osama was a Kuwaiti (Lead)

May 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The courier who led the US to the Abbottabad mansion of Al Qaeda's elusive leader Osama bin Laden has been identified as a Kuwaiti, a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ex-Bahrain official accused of torture to attend royal wedding

April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): The former head of an agency accused of torture and human rights abuses in Bahrain is expected to be a guest at Friday's royal wedding of Prince ... Read more...

Posted in World |

About 200 protesters injured in south Yemen

April 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 3 (IANS) About 200 anti-government protesters were wounded in south Yemen during a clash with police Sunday, Xinhua reported Sunday.The protesters were injured as police fired live ammunition ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Yemen opposition tells Saleh to quit, presents new plan (Lead)

April 3rd, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 3 (IANS) Yemen's opposition Saturday told embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power to his deputy as part of a fresh initiative towards forming a temporary ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US sends drones to hunt for Al Qaeda in Yemen

November 7th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The US has deployed drones to hunt down Al Qaeda militants in Yemen for the first time in years, said US officials.The use of unmanned spy plane ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually

October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Security experts against Chinese company’s NBN deal

October 17th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 17(ANI): Australian security experts have warned that a Chinese company, bidding to supply equipment to the National Broadband Network (NBN), may spy or launch cyber attacks on government and businesses.Huawei ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyber Command chief says Pentagon networks vulnerable

September 24th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.24 (ANI): The head of US Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander, has suggested that the Pentagon's networks in Afghanistan are far from secure from cyber attacks.In his first hearing before the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US Department of Defence desperate to stop ‘explosive’ spy memoir from being published

September 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): The US Department of Defence is reportedly negotiating with a major US publisher, St. Martin's Press, to buy and destroy all nine thousand copies of a book written ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exhibition showing Nazi-era Berlin reopened

August 24th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 24 (DPA) Germany's main exhibition of ruins of Nazi-era Berlin reopened to visitors Tuesday in the excavated, inner-city basement where the Gestapo headquarters used to stand. The whole site - half ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India is wasting its time chasing BlackBerry (Comment)

August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Prasanto K. Roy You're a Delhi-based wannabe terrorist needing to communicate with your handlers. What do you do? Invisible-ink notes are passe, as are carrier pigeons. You will, of course, use electronic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Internet security expert uses fictitious character to show risks of social networking

July 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Internet security specialist Thomas Ryan, who invented the character of "Robin Sage," has demonstrated some of the risks of social networking and will attend the 'Black Hat ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dozens of Pentagon officials, contractors caught in child porn sting

July 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Dozens of Pentagon officials and contractors have been caught purchasing and downloading child pornography on government computers in a sting operation.The US Department of Defence's inspector general's office ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US states investigate Google for Wi-Fi snooping scandal

July 23rd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A group of 38 attorneys general of different states of the United States led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have asked Google for detailed information about its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak, Afghan militants taking control of Somalia’s radical Al-Shabab movement

June 9th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), June 9(ANI): Somali intelligence officials, analysts and former Al-Shabab fighters have said that foreign fighters from Pakistan and Afghanistan are gaining influence inside the country's Al-Shabab militia.Al-Shabaab is said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US cyber command chief says military computer networks vulnerable to attack

June 4th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): General Keith B. Alexander, who also heads the US National Security Agency, the nation's largest intelligence agency, has warned that America's military computer networks are vulnerable to attack, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese resident convicted for attempting to smuggle U.S. military equipment to China

May 13th, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – A Chinese resident was convicted for attempting to obtain defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List and have them exported Macau and Hong Kong, prosecutors said ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wiretapping of Islamic charity illegal

April 2nd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): In what is seen as a tough repudiation of the strategies of the Bush government, a federal court on Wednesday pronounced that the governmental investigators ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Islamic Charity Wins Case Against Unlawful Wiretapping

April 2nd, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey San Francisco, Apr 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The judge in a court in the United States has ruled that the wiretapping program carried out by the National Security Agency was against ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Attacks on Google, other US firms traced to two Chinese schools

February 19th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
San Francisco (US), Feb.19 (ANI): The series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers located in two Chinese schools, including one with close ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK report warns of increased cyber-related attacks

February 6th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 6 (ANI): A British Government report has warned that the country is at risk of being confronted by a series of network-related attacks, the frequency and seriousness of which, cannot ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google And NSA Team Up For Better Cyber Security

February 5th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With reports of cyber crimes increasing with every passing day, it was necessary to take some strict measured in cyber policing. In an initial step toward ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Spy agencies failed to intercept chatter on plane attack: NYT

December 31st, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) American spy agencies failed to combine intercepts of conversations among leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen discussing a plot to use a Nigerian man for a coming terrorist ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nixon’s missing 18 minutes on Watergate tapes may soon be recovered

July 30th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Thanks to a keen-eyed amateur sleuth and modern crime-fighting technology, the political mystery of the missing 18 minutes of President Nixon's conversations on the Watergate tapes, could soon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cyber terrorists target South Korea again

July 10th, 2009 - 1:22 am ICT by John Le Fevre
South Korean websites are again under attack from cyber terrorists, with one of the country’s biggest banks, a leading national newspaper and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service, all being targeted.The attacks are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US suspects North Korea was behind cyber attacks

July 9th, 2009 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (DPA) The US believes North Korea was responsible for a massive cyber attack on government and other websites during the past week, Fox News reported Wednesday. An unnamed US defence ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hackers Target Key US Government Computer Systems

July 9th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Information technology experts in the US are still attempting to repair damage caused to key government computer systems, including the Pentagon and the National Security Agency, by internet hackers on July 4.The ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Obama’s cyberdefence plan raises privacy concerns

June 13th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 13 (ANI): President Barack Obama's plan to create a new Pentagon cyber command to protect the US from cyber attacks is raising significant privacy and diplomatic concerns.Unveiling the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wanda Sykesn, the show-stealer at the President’s dinner

May 10th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
The star attraction at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner was Wanda Sykesn. Wanda is an actress and comedian of repute. Her forte is definitely stand-up comedy shows and her famous ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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