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Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Mali: MINUSMA not achieving protection of civilians.

Mali: MINUSMA not achieving protection of civilians.

The increasing number of attacks against international forces in both the north and south of Mali shows that these remain, for now, the main target of terrorist groups. This calls into…

EU Military pulling out of Central African Republic, while French Troops remain.

EU Military pulling out of Central African Republic, while French Troops remain.

After less than 12 months, the European Union’s military mission in Central African Republic is coming to an end. It has helped to restore peace to the country – an…

ISIL´s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with more field power than al-Zawahiri, within Al Qaeda.

ISIL´s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with more field power than al-Zawahiri, within Al Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda has made a comeback that few at the time foresaw. On at least one important metric, it has never been stronger. Two groups linked to al-Qaeda, Islamic State of…

U.S. issued travel warning against 16 states in Nigeria

U.S. issued travel warning against 16 states in Nigeria

U.S. issued a travel advisory warning Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist Islamic uprising could expand and warns against travel to 16 of the West African nation’s 37 states where Americans have…

Westerners should exercise extra caution in South Sudan, due to clashes among armed factions in capital Juba.

Westerners should exercise extra caution in South Sudan, due to clashes among armed factions in capital Juba.

Heavy gunfire has rocked South Sudan capital, Juba, as rival factions of the country’s military clashed, a senior army officer said. Colonel Philip Aguer, the South Sudan military spokesman, said…

International cargo tankers: Nigerian backed pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea are increasing.

International cargo tankers: Nigerian backed pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea are increasing.

West Africa.- Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea have increasingly targeted international cargo tankers, with roughly $100 million (74 million euros) in product stolen since 2010, a risk analysis…

Terrorist attack indicate lack of appropriate security at malls worldwide.

Terrorist attack indicate lack of appropriate security at malls worldwide.

The deadly attack on a high-end Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday put the safety of malls around the world into the spotlight and could trigger moves to improve security and…

Somalia has Biometric Passports, but not South Africa

Somalia has Biometric Passports, but not South Africa

    The intelligence community is pushing to make biometrically enabled intelligence — the art of identifying people by fingerprints, digital mugshots, iris scans or DNA — a regular part…

French forces failed rescuing intelligence officer in Somalia.

French forces failed rescuing intelligence officer in Somalia.

SOMALIA.- French commandos launched a failed raid in Somalia in a failed attempt to rescue an french intelligence officer held captive for 3½ years, the Defense Ministry announced Saturday. Islamists…

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