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China-linked hackers used VPN flaw to target US defense industry

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At least two groups of China-linked hackers have spent months using a previously undisclosed vulnerability in American virtual private networking devices to spy on...

US embassy to withdraw staff as Chad rebels advance

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The United States has ordered its non-essential staff in Chad to leave the African country as rebel fighters approached the capital on Sunday after...

White House blames Russian spy agency for SolarWinds hack

The White House said Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the compromise of nine federal...

Explosives-laden drone targets US forces at Iraq’s Erbil airport

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A drone dropped explosives near US forces stationed at Erbil airport in northern Iraq late on Wednesday, Kurdish officials said, with no immediate reports...

Germany will synchronize withdrawal from Afghanistan with US, minister says

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Germany will match US plans for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said, adding she expected a NATO decision to...

US expresses concern over Tigray crisis to Ethiopian deputy PM -White...

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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan expressed US concerns over the crisis in the Tigray region in a call with Ethopia’s deputy prime...

First-ever West Africa Joint Operations exercise a good step towards prosecuting...

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The US Bureau of Diplomatic Security held the first-ever West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise on 29 March 2021. The exercise was aimed at connecting...

As US cities embrace tech, cyberattacks pose real-world risks

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The word “cyberattack” usually brings to mind hackers breaking into a company or government agency, wreaking havoc and stealing valuable data. But for an employee...

International Mine Awareness Day marked

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Sunday past (4 April) was International Mine Awareness Day with the UN marking it for the 16th time, following the General Assembly declaring the...

New wave of ‘hacktivism’ adds twist to cybersecurity woes

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At a time when US agencies and thousands of companies are fighting off major hacking campaigns originating in Russia and China, a different kind...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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