On this day 18 years ago, a five-member suicide squad comprising Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked the Indian Parliament, while the Lok Sabha was in session: the Houses were adjourned at the time of the attack, but several parliamentarians and staff were present inside the building.Although all five were neutralised outside the building itself, the attack prompted an extensive overhaul of the security of parliament building. Today, it is one of the most secured complexes in the country.The multi-layered dynamic security arrangement of the Parliament involves coordination between the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Intelligence Bureau, Delhi Police, Special Protection Group, National Security Guards, and Parliament Security Service. It also uses state-of-the-art technology.At the core of the security protocol is access control based on proper authorisation, verification, identification and … [Read more...] about 2001 Parliament attack: Breach that led to a security overhaul
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While the distributed denial of service attack that cause the Censusfail meltdown by flooding it with traffic was so small it did not rate on international monitoring services, two major attacks in the past two weeks have been linked to an army of hijacked internet-connected devices including security cameras and digital video recorders that have been compromised with malware called the Mirai botnet. Yesterday's attack against the basic infrastructure of the internet was done from a botnet made of SmartTVs, security cameras, etc. https://t.co/hawrCFShzy— Mikko Hypponen (@mikko) October 22, 2016 A botnet is a “zombie army” of computers or smart devices that have been hacked so that they can be used without the owner’s knowledge to send spam messages, launch hacks on other systems or be used in denial of service attacks. The new threat to emerge in the past fortnight is that hackers have been selling off access to hijacked smart devices. Computer security firms … [Read more...] about Security experts warn of new cyber threat as hackers rent out armies of hijacked smart home devices
MUMBAI: Borrowing rates in India may not come down in a hurry. Banks are not buying higher yielding sovereign bonds, parking their surplus funds at the central bank’s repo window instead, causing the gap between the benchmark bond yield and the repo to widen to 163 basis points. “Rising bond yields on top of already elevated term spreads may pose a risk to transmission of policy rates,” said Suyash Choudhary, head of fixed income, IDFC Mutual Fund. Banks earn 5.15 percent via the repo window while four-year government bonds are yielding 6.55 percent. “Apart from general paucity of risk capital in the market, the forward expectations mechanism has also been compromised, with the MPC choosing to focus on near-term supply led inflation,” said Choudhary. The benchmark bond yielded 6.78 percent Thursday compared with 6.47 percent on December 4, a day before the RBI announced its December bi-monthly policy. Moreover, the lack of credit growth leads to lower … [Read more...] about Are Indian bonds defying rate transmission?
Mobile internet services were suspended on Saturday in most parts of Kashmir, including in Srinagar -- the summer capital, in the aftermath of killing of seven civilians in Pulwama district, officials said. The civilians were killed when security forces allegedly opened fire at an unruly crowd that tried to storm the site of an encounter in Srinoo village. Three militants and a soldier were killed in the encounter. High-speed mobile internet services have been suspended in most parts of the Valley as a precautionary measure, the officials said. They said the services have been barred in four districts of south Kashmir, Srinagar, Bandipora and Sopore township in Baramulla and Handwara in Kupwara district. The internet speeds have been throttled in Budgam and Ganderbal districts, they added. The mobile internet services are working normally in the rest of the areas in Baramulla and Kupwara districts, the officials said. Police said though the encounter ended in 25 minutes with the … [Read more...] about Mobile internet services suspended in most parts of Kashmir
Email Posted June 25, 2013 13:19:36 Map: Mount Gambier 5290 Water infrastructure in south-east South Australia looks set to be improved, with SA Water consulting with the community about projects.SA Water wants to secure the future water supply for 19 towns around the region, including Naracoorte, Penola, Kingston and Mount Burr.Local councils have been involved in consultation, along with South-East Natural Resources, with Regional Development Australia still to have input.Service delivery manager Janina Morrison says it is unclear how much it will cost to improve water security for the region, until the projects are developed."From there once we identify where changes might be needed in securing supply, then projects will be developed from there," she said."So there's no actual dollar value on what we will spend to gain the water security - that'll be developed once we know where we're at."She says SA Water will wait to determine the projects."Taking all that information … [Read more...] about SA Water looks to improve south-east water security