Born Free welcomes wild animal ban in circuses and calls for other countries to follow suit

International wildlife charity, The Born Free Foundation, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to instigate a ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses across Scotland.  The charity is now encouraging the Westminster Government to stick to its previous pledge of a ban in England by 2020, and for the Welsh and Northern Irish Governments to follow suit.

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Birchall brothers aiming for ‘seventh heaven’ at Isle of Man TT 2018

  • Mansfield brothers and six-times IoM sidecar champs, Ben and Tom Birchall, aiming for Manx glory once again
  • Multiple world champions rank victory at the TT over any other title
  • Avon Tyres will be on Birchalls’ outfit once again, having supplied slick race tyres for all six previous TT titles
  • Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR1XjNTmF-s

 MELKSHAM, UK, 24 May, 2018 – Six-times Isle of Man TT Sidecar race-winners Ben and Tom Birchall are aiming to take their seventh sidecar victory at this year’s Isle of Man TT.

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Hackers Find Over a Dozen Vulnerabilities in BMW Cars

It has been reported that there are 14 vulnerabilities in BMW’s vehicles that allow remote hacks that could affect drivers’ control of the vehicles, according to a new report from Keen Security Lab. The vulnerabilities were found in the location tracking systems; infotainment systems, including voice recognition services; and, in some cases, malicious hacks could be launched using “serious vulnerabilities” in the USB interfaces.

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500,000 routers hacked in suspected Russian plan to attack Ukraine before Champions League Final

Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine in a bid to disrupt the Champions League final in Ukraine’s capital. The malware, which has been called VPNFilter by Cisco, could be used for espionage as well as to destroy the devices that it has infected.

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Cybercriminals Have Seven-Day Advantage to Weaponize Vulnerabilities

Tenable quantifies decisive security metric in determining overall Cyber Exposure

COLUMBIA, Md., LONDON (May 24, 2018)Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, released a new research report today that quantifies the window of opportunity cybercriminals have to weaponize vulnerabilities. The research found that cybercriminals have a median seven-day window of opportunity during which they can exploit a vulnerability to attack their victims, potentially siphoning sensitive data, launching ransomware attacks and causing extensive financial damage before organizations even take the first step to determine their Cyber Exposure and whether they are at risk.

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State Sponsored Cyber Attack Identified – 500,000 Routers and Storage Devices Affected

Earlier today, Cisco Talos identified an advanced state-sponsored network of at least 500,000 infected home office/small office routers and storage devices preparing for a destructive global attack. According to reports, this is one of the largest networks of coordinated infected devices ever seen, it shares commonalities with attacks that the US Government has attributed to Russian entities and the Ukraine is one of the most heavily infected countries.

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Warning of the VPNFilter Malware

Today Cisco warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber-attack on Ukraine. Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence unit is saying that the Russian government is behind a campaign, dubbed VPNFilter, where the hacking software shares code with malware used in previous cyber-attacks that the U.S. government has attributed to Moscow.

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