October 2015 Security News
- Detainee Transfer Announced DoD 30 Oct 2015 -- The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Shaker Aamer from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the United Kingdom.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 30 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Cybersecurity program shapes mission assurance for AF core missions AFNS 29 Oct 2015 -- Task Force Cyber Secure has made progress in addressing mission assurance and cybersecurity challenges for Air Force core missions, according to Air Force leaders.
- Detainee Transfer Announced DoD 29 Oct 2015 -- The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Mauritania.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 29 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- 'Terrorism is on the march' Ban tells global dialogue in Madrid, urging unified response to end scourge UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- Despite the world's best efforts, "terrorism is on the march" and the violent ideas that fuel it are spreading, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, telling delegations gathered for a global dialogue in Madrid that a unified, multi-dimensional and rights-based response is required to wipe out the scourge.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 27 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Russia Cracks Down On 'IS' Militants In Wave Of Arrests RFE/RL 26 Oct 2015 -- Russia appears to be cracking down on Muslims and labor migrants in response to what it says are domestic terror threats from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group with reports of mass arrests of 'IS-linked suspects' last week.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Islamic State Claims Bangladesh Attack VOA 24 Oct 2015 -- The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Bangladesh that killed one person and wounded up to 100 at a Shi'ite Muslim religious procession in Dhaka.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 23 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 22 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- IS Has 'Mastered Social Media' Like No Other Extremist Group VOA 21 Oct 2015 -- The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts on the group said Tuesday in Washington.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 21 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Ebola Crisis Spurs New WHO Reform Program VOA 20 Oct 2015 -- The World Health Organization chief said preparedness, awareness, and transparency are at the heart of the WHO reform process.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 20 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Guantanamo Prisoner Requests to Represent Himself VOA 19 Oct 2015 -- The pre-trial hearing of an accused plotter of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. has been postponed until Tuesday so that lawyers can consider Walid bin Attash's request to represent himself during his trial.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 19 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Mexican Drug Trafficker Continues to Elude Capture VOA 17 Oct 2015 -- Mexican officials say fugitive drug trafficker Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman continues to elude capture, but they think he injured his face and leg as the manhunt closed in on him.
- FBI Probing Dow Jones Hacking by Russians VOA 17 Oct 2015 -- U.S. authorities are reported to be investigating whether Russian hackers have infiltrated the Dow Jones financial news company to steal market-moving information prior to publication.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 16 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Guard Engineers Aid Flood-Stricken South Carolina Residents AFPS 15 Oct 2015 -- Just a week after historic rainfall caused severe flooding in South Carolina -- devastating lives, cities, and infrastructure -- the examples witnessed here and across the state Oct. 13 were neighbors helping neighbors.
- Ebola virus persists in body fluids of survivors for months - UN health agency UN News 15 Oct 2015 -- The Ebola virus can persist in the eye, semen, the placenta, breast milk and central nervous system of survivors of the disease for as long as 9 and a half months, according to a new study supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- US Charges Kosovo Man with Computer Hacking for IS VOA 15 Oct 2015 -- In what the Justice Department calls the first case of its kind, the United States has charged a Kosovo citizen with computer hacking and handing over the personal information of more than 1,300 U.S. military members to Islamic State.
- Scotland Identifies 2 More Libyan Lockerbie Suspects VOA 15 Oct 2015 -- Scottish prosecutors have identified two more Libyan suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, which killed 270 people.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 15 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- U.S. Report: Nonstate Actors Inflict 'Significant Damage' On Global Religious Freedoms RFE/RL 14 Oct 2015 -- The United States says rebel and terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS) extremist group caused 'significant damage' to religious freedoms and committed 'by far some of the most egregious human rights abuses' across the globe in 2014.
- After six years on the rise, Afghan opium crop cultivation declines – UN survey UN News 14 Oct 2015 -- Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
- US Targets Domestic Terrorism With New Position VOA 14 Oct 2015 -- The U.S. Justice Department is creating a position to coordinate investigations into the growing number of domestic terrorism cases in the United States.
- UN: Afghan Opium Production Down 48% VOA 14 Oct 2015 -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported Wednesday that the amount of opium produced in Afghanistan during the current year dropped by 48 percent.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 14 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Homeland Security Chief Discusses Changing Nature of Terrorism AFPS 13 Oct 2015 -- The threat of terrorism has changed from "terrorist-directed" to "terrorist-inspired" attacks, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting here today.
- Two Terror Suspects Detained in Moscow Admit Preparing Attack Sputnik 13 Oct 2015 -- The Moscow court arrested two suspects out of three present in court on Tuesday. The total number of suspects detained in connection with the case amounts to 12, according the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) chief Alexander Bortnikov.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 13 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Russia says Daesh implicated in foiled Moscow terror plot Press TV 12 Oct 2015 -- Intelligence officials in Russia have announced that the Daesh Takfiri terror group had planned a major attack in the country, with confessions by members of a busted cell showing they were trained in the group's camps in Syria.
- Russia Says It Foiled Attack by Terrorists, Some IS-trained VOA 12 Oct 2015 -- Russia's main security agency says it foiled a terrorist attack in Moscow by a group of Russian citizens, several of whom it claims were trained in Syria by the Islamic State group.
- At Least 86 Dead In Ankara Explosions RFE/RL 10 Oct 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced as 'heinous' a bombing in Ankara that left dozens killed and more than 180 people injured.
- Blasts Kill 86 at Pro-Kurdish Rally in Ankara VOA 10 Oct 2015 -- Twin blasts at a pro-Kurdish peace rally in the Turkish capital Saturday killed at least 86 people and wounded nearly 200 others in the deadliest attack in Turkey's recent history.
- UN Security Council authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling of coast of Libya UN News 09 Oct 2015 -- Acting to help "save the threatened lives of migrants or of victims of human trafficking" and to disrupt criminal enterprises operating on the high-seas off the coast of Libya, the United Nations Security Council today authorized for one year operations by the European Union (EU) and individual countries to inspect and or seize vessels of suspected of people smuggling in the Mediterranean.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 09 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- No new cases of Ebola reported for first time since March 2014 – UN health agency UN News 08 Oct 2015 -- There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which cautioned that there remains a near-term risk of new cases.
- Guard Members Help Out in Hard-Hit South Carolina AFPS 08 Oct 2015 -- In the aftermath of record rainfall levels throughout South Carolina, communities are faced with damaged roads, loss of power and an inability to obtain their basic needs such as clean water, food and medical attention.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 08 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- What happened to Liberia's Ebola orphans? IRIN 07 Oct 2015 -- More than 5,900 Liberian children lost one or both parents to Ebola. Some are with a surviving parent, others found loving homes with friends or relatives, but many have been left orphaned on the streets or are finding it tough to adapt to new lives with host families.
- US Treasury asks how Toyota trucks fall in ISIL hands Press TV 07 Oct 2015 -- US counterterrorism officials have launched an inquiry to determine how the Daesh (ISIL) terror network is in possession of a large number of Toyota vehicles seen prominently in its propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
- US Rules Out Intelligence Sharing With Russia on Fighting ISIL Sputnik 07 Oct 2015 -- State Department spokesman John Kirby said that the United States has ruled out any intelligence sharing with Russia in the fight against ISIL.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 07 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Camel Breeding, Melon Harvesting, Stonemasonry: How IS Sells Its 'Utopia' RFE/RL 06 Oct 2015 -- What do camel-breeding, melon harvesting, and stonemasonry have in common? They all featured in the extremist group Islamic State's propaganda this summer.
- National Guard Continues to Battle Storm Flooding in South Carolina AFPS 06 Oct 2015 -- National Guardsmen in South Carolina continue to fight the ravages of historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin, the National Guard Bureau's current-operations division chief said in a media roundtable yesterday afternoon.
- Foreign terrorist fighters pose 'significant and evolving' global threat, warns new UN report UN News 06 Oct 2015 -- In the wake of last week's meeting of world leaders at United Nations Headquarters on countering violent extremism, a new UN report released today throws into stark relief the growing threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters, especially in an era where extremist groups freely use social media and the Internet to disseminate their ideologies and even raise funds.
- Special US Envoy in Iraq for Talks on Islamic State VOA 06 Oct 2015 -- The special U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State) is in the Iraqi capital for talks on the coalition's support of Iraqi-led efforts to degrade and defeat the terrorist group.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 06 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Guardsmen Respond to Flooding Across 3 States AFPS 05 Oct 2015 -- Roughly 1,300 National Guardsmen in three states are on duty today in response to severe flooding following heavy rainfall generated by Hurricane Joaquin.
- U.S. Sanctions North Caucasus Militants For IS Recruiting Efforts RFE/RL 05 Oct 2015 -- The United States has hit two North Caucasus militants involved in recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group with new financial sanctions, as Washington and others countries struggle to fight the success of similar recruiting efforts.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 05 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 02 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- In UN address, Kyrgyzstan pledges full commitment to combat against terrorism UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Addressing a range of issues before the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Erlan Abdyldayev, welcomed the new 2030 Agenda, stressed the right of each State to development and underscored the need to combat terrorism and violent extremism.
- Russia's Syrian Strikes May Fuel Global Jihad, Experts Say VOA 01 Oct 2015 -- The start of Russian airstrikes to prop up embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government could trigger a new wave of foreign fighters, strengthening jihadists across the region, experts say.
- Chinese City Rocked by 15 Explosions, 7 Dead, Police Claim No Terrorist Act Sputnik 01 Oct 2015 -- A small city in southern China experienced a series of massive blasts on Wednesday, resulting in seven deaths and over fifty injuries, according to authorities and state-run media.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 01 Oct 2015 [PDF]
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