07 November 2022 Security News
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COVID-19 Pandemic News
Other Security News
- On Eve Of Voting, 'Putin's Chef' Prigozhin Admits To U.S. Election Interference RFE/RL 07 Nov 2022 -- Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- both of whom have been sanctioned by Washington and European countries -- has admitted Moscow interferes with U.S. elections and vowed to continue to do so.
- New Wave of Disinformation Expected on Eve of US Election VOA 07 Nov 2022 -- Voting machine manufacturers are likely to be targeted by a new wave of disinformation intended to discredit election results as American voters head to the polls Tuesday.
- National Guard provides critical cybersecurity for midterm elections Army News 07 Nov 2022 -- As the eyes of the nation turn to Tuesday's midterm elections, the integrity of polling and the security of the electoral process are the focus of National Guard cyberspace operations teams nationwide.
- Sanctioning ISIS Members in South Africa US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2022 -- ISIS continues to present a threat across the African continent. A July 2022 United Nations Security Council report highlighted how ISIS has used South Africa-based members to transfer funds from ISIS leadership to ISIS affiliates across Africa.
- Treasury Designates Members of ISIS Cell in South Africa US Treasury 07 Nov 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four members of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cell operating in South Africa who have provided technical, financial, or material support to the terrorist group. Treasury also designated eight companies owned, controlled, or directed by the individuals in this ISIS cell. ISIS continues to expand its terrorist network across the continent, as evidenced by the July 2022 United Nations Security Council report that highlighted the emerging importance of the country for funds transfers from ISIS leadership to ISIS affiliates across Africa. Treasury remains committed to exposing and disrupting terrorist financing on the African continent.
- China's cyberspace whitepaper highlights cooperation, 'fundamentally different' from US' proposition Global Times 07 Nov 2022 -- China's State Council Information Office issued a white paper titled "Jointly Build a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace," which is fundamentally different from the US' earlier release "Declaration for the Future of the Internet," as China advocates that cyberspace is the common home of humankind instead of creating division and confrontation by ideology.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Xinjiang party secretary visits areas where COVID lockdown protests occurred Radio Free Asia 07 Nov 2022 -- Xinjiang's Communist Party secretary on Monday visited districts in the capital Urumqi in northwestern China where rare protests against severe coronavirus lockdown measures occurred last week.
- COVID-19 kills 4 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 07 Nov 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 144,600 with four more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.
- Taiwan reports 16,561 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths CNA 07 Nov 2022 -- Taiwan on Monday reported 16,561 new COVID-19 infections, all but 23 of which were locally transmitted, and 34 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- COVID booster shot mandate to be lifted for more groups in Taiwan CNA 07 Nov 2022 -- The requirement that certain high-risk groups of people in Taiwan receive a booster COVID-19 vaccine shot will be lifted on Nov. 14, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.
- Taiwan's new COVID-19 regulations taking effect Nov. 7 CNA 07 Nov 2022 -- With effect from Monday, Taiwan has eased more of its COVID-19 policies, including some vaccine and rapid test requirements, amid a continued drop in reported infections.
- Government plans to expand eligibility for free COVID-19 rapid tests CNA 07 Nov 2022 -- People from low-income households and children aged 7-12 may become eligible soon for free COVID-19 rapid tests under a government program that offers the tests to designated categories of recipients, Taiwan's Health Minister Hsueh Jui-yuan (è–›ç‘žå…ƒ) said Monday.
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