North Korea is the most destructive cyber threat right now: FireEye | ZDNet

FireEye’s analysis of the North Korean financial hacking group it has dubbed APT38 is an important reminder that the Hermit Kingdom’s cyber skills should not be underestimated. As The New York Times reported a year ago: “North Korea’s army of more than 6,000 hackers is undeniably persistent, and undeniably improving.”

‘We will not stand down,’ VP Pence warns China

Vice President Mike Pence fired off a strong warning to China on Thursday, saying in a fiery speech, “We will not be intimidated and we will not stand down.” He criticized China for its militarization of the South China Sea, its trade practices and intellectual property theft, its crackdown on…

Russia blasts ‘dangerous’ U.S. threat on missiles as Trump NATO envoy walks back comments

Russia regards as dangerous a statement by Washington’s envoy to NATO who said Moscow must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States would seek to destroy it before it becomes operational. The U.S.

Iran launches missiles at Syria, but message is aimed at U.S., Israel

TEHRAN, Iran – When Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria Monday, its message was aimed more at the Islamic Republic’s powerful foes: the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it had targeted militants it blames for a recent attack on a military parade that killed at least 24 and wounded dozens in Ahvaz in southwestern Iran.

Pompeo cites ‘increasing and specific threats’ for closing US consulate in Iraq

The U.S. is temporarily closing its consulate in Basra, Iraq, citing “increasing and specific threats and incitement to attack our personnel and facilities” by Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He warned the U.S. would “respond promptly and appropriately” to any such attack.

Indonesia quake, tsunami kill hundreds, devastate coast

The death toll stood at nearly 400 people in Indonesia on Saturday as rescuers and others reacted to a devastating magnitude-7.5 earthquake and tsunami affecting the island if Sulawesi. The nation’s disaster agency counted 384 dead, all of them in the city of Palu, with the grim figure only expected to continue rising, Agence France-Presse reported.

Overdue natural disasters that could happen in our lifetime

Isabella O’Malley Climate Change Reporter Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:10 PM – Natural disasters happen all the time but some seem to have missed their cue, which could be extremely worrisome and spell catastrophic trouble.

Russia World War 3 threat: Putin approves first coastal SUPERSONIC missile defence launch

Chilling video footage shows the launch of Oniks – or Onyx – supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles from Kotelny island off the north coast of Siberia. The military exercise involved an attack on supposed enemy ships in the pristine Arctic. Russian defence ministry TV channel Zvezda said today that the plan had been successfully implemented.

North Korea remains ‘significant’ nuclear threat, Trump pick for top US general in South Korea says

North Korea remains a significant threat more than three months after the Singapore summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, Trump’s nominee to be the next American commander for U.S. and allied forces in South Korea told lawmakers Tuesday.

U.S. powerless to fight drone attacks, top official says

The Department of Homeland Security is pressing Congress for more powers to stop malicious drones that could threaten the United States. Intelligence officials are increasingly concerned about the use of drones by terrorists and drug cartels. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues got rare access to some drones in action at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Tucson, Arizona.