She knew then that there was human to human transmission and that the virus presented a serious threat of becoming an uncontrollable pandemic. But her superiors warned her to keep quiet or risk being disappeared." As you may recall, Chinese authorities were telling the World Health Organization (WHO) that the coronavirus was not contagious to humans. That was false and they knew it.
At least a tenth and possibly more of all ransomware attacks are now thought to include a so called double extortion threat to intentionally leak the victim s sensitive exfiltrated data, further blurring the lines between a ransomware attack and a full on data breach, according to Emsisoft s Malware Lab.The name and shame tactic is thought to have been first adopted by the cyber criminal group behind the Maze ransomware in late 2019, and is now being used increasingly as a means to extort more money from the victim and possibly as a means to draw more widespread attention to the incident as happened with the recent Sodinokibi ReVIL attack on the systems of a prominent law firm.
The report highlighting the government;s defense priorities was adopted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe;s Cabinet on Tuesday, less than a day after the Trump administration rejected outright nearly all of Beijing;s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea in a statement likely to deepen the U.S. China rift.The Abe government ''s Defense White Paper 2020 highlights what are potential Chinese and North Korean threats as Japan tries to further increase its defense capability. Under Abe, Japan has steadily increased its defense budget and capability and purchased costly American arsenals.Defense Minister Taro Kono recently scrapped the deployment of a pair of costly U.S. land based missile intercepting systems due to technical issues, and Abe quickly announced his intention to revise Japan ''s defense guidelines, possibly allowing Japan to go beyond its conventional defense only role under the Japan US security alliance, including discussing a possibility of acquiring a preemptive strike capability.The White Paper accused China of using propaganda, including spreading disinformation, about the spread of the coronavirus. "The COVID 19 pandemic may expose and intensify strategic competition among countries intending to create international and regional orders more preferable to themselves and to expand their influence, " the report said. "We need to closely watch their move with serious concern affecting the national security. " As evidence, a Japanese Defense Ministry official noted a Chinese Foreign Ministry official had posted on Twitter in March accusing US military of spreading the coronavirus in Wuhan and that Chinese media has touted herbal medicine as effective COVID 19 treatments. He spoke on the condition of anonymity citing department rules.The annual report said China has relentlessly pushed to change the status quo in the North Asian seas, including sending 3,000 ton class government vessels into Japanese waters around Japan controlled disputed East China Sea islands called Senkaku in Japanese. Beijing also claim the islands and call them the Diaoyu.The report also cited North Korea ''s continued development of its nuclear and other weapons program. The North is relentlessly pursuing increasingly complex and diverse modes of attack and is steadily strengthening and improving its attack capabilities, " the report said.It said North Korea since May 2019 has launched three types of new short range ballistic missiles that use solid fuel and fly at lower altitudes than their conventional missiles that can breach Japanese missile defense system.
The importance of automation is not being overestimated, but the capacity of machine learning (ML) and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) applications to achieve trustworthiness in automation is. To succeed with AI for automated cyber security, we need to let go of the unrealistic goal of trustworthiness. Use it, but don t trust it.The volume of data which could indicate an attack or be lost as a result of an attack requires a level of surveillance that is beyond what a team of human cyber security experts could achieve. The very definition of threat and anomaly detection (TAD) is a recipe for automation: finding outliers in a dataset, a repetitive task to identify patterns.
This article examines Deudney;s six major threats to Earth and humanity and compares each with and without space settlements, something oddly left out of the book. This paper finds major problems with most of the six, especially the suitability of asteroids as weapons, which is poor. This article also examines five likely, relatively near term, threats to Earth and finds that without space settlements any of these threats could exterminate humanity. With space settlements most of the threats would be reduced from existential to catastrophic. In all cases space settlements could help Earth recover. It should be noted that Dark Skies is for the most part a well thought out, carefully reasoned, knowledgeable critique of space settlement. In particular, it correctly points out that space settlement advocates have not spent much time and energy examining the potential downsides of space settlement, a fault that should be remedied. However, the core conclusion, that space settlement is a serious threat to humanity that must be strangled in the crib, is simply wrong. At the simplest level, the list of survivable threats to a space settling civilization is much longer than that for a society that stays exclusively on Earth, particularly an Earth with thousands of nuclear warheads.
But the dangers to India s peace and stability from China s onslaught is far from over.The Chinese are now expected to dig in just 1,500 metres away, at the edge of the agreed 3 km temporary buffer zone. While they do so, their artillery and tanks would remain far away but they can be brought to the front when required. This situation is identical to what they did in July 1962 after a clash at Galwan. They returned three months later with a massive force and over ran the Indian defences.
Rishi Kapoor had his first lead role as an adult opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 with the film Bobby and received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974. The film became a blockbuster, the top grossing Indian hit of 1973, the second top grossing hit of the 1970s at the Indian box office. Superstar Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to express his sorrow. He said, "It seems like we re in the midst of a nightmare...just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family."Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) was directed and produced by Manmohan Desai, and written by Kader Khan. The film featured Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor opposite Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh in the lead roles. The news of the demise of the 67 year old was revealed by superstar and longtime friend Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "He''s gone. Rishi Kapoor, gone, just passed away. I am destroyed."
Madhav and a delegation of senior BJP leaders visited the union territory to offer condolences to the family of the party s local leader Wasim Bari and his father and his younger brother, who were killed by militants in north Kashmir s Bandipora last week, and then attend a condolence meeting at Srinagar s Tagore Hall. The delegation included Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister s Office and Udhampur MP Dr Jitendra Singh, BJP national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna and J amp;K BJP president Ravinder Raina.The killings were followed by militant threats asking people to dissociate from the BJP. Local leaders told ThePrint on the condition of anonymity that one of the reasons for the senior leaders visit was to boost the morale of the cadres.
In fresh inputs now available in open source domains, China and Iran are on course to chalk out a comprehensive 25 year strategic partnership based on an agreement signed during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Teheran in January 2016. Iranian President after the visit had stated the visit to be beginning of a new chapter aimed to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10 years.Though the number of investments appeared sceptical, it is only now that the details have emerged to give a semblance to the agreement concluded between the two countries in 2016. As per leaked data Iran s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, during his visit to China in August 2019 presented to his counterpart, Wang Li, a comprehensive roadmap for a 25 year China Iran strategic partnership based on the signing of 2016 agreement by the leaders of two countries.The Iran China strategic partnership is aligned to President Xi Jinping ''s cornerstone of its foreign and domestic policy envisaged under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which is the new name for its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.As per available information, China is to invest US $ 120 billion for upgrading Iran s transport infrastructure beginning with the 2,300 kilometre road that will link Tehran with Urumqi in China s Xinjiang province. This road will be dovetailed with the Urumqi Gwadar link developed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor under the New Silk Road . The road link when completed would have an ambitious plan to provide connectivity with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and thereafter via Turkey into Europe.The connectivity is to be juxtaposed with development and electrification of the main 900 kilometre railway line connecting Tehran to the north eastern city of Mashhad. Another project to be taken up under the strategic partnership is the completion of Tehran Qom Isfahan the high speed train line and extending this upgraded network to link the north west through Tabriz, which is home to a number of key sites relating to oil, gas, and petrochemicals, and the starting point for the Tabriz Ankara gas pipeline.Major expenditure of the US $ 280 billion would be earmarked for developing Iran s petrochemical, oil and gas industries which have suffered immensely as a result of US led economic sanctions. Interestingly, as per reports, China will position up to 5000 Chinese security personnel to protect its projects in Iran. As part of the agreement, China would increase the import of Iranian oil in defiance of US sanctions.Another significant aspect of the strategic partnership is military cooperation between the two countries which includes weapons development, training between Iranian and Chinese armed forces and intelligence sharing. China would also be allowed the use of Iranian air bases although it is any body s guess as to the utility of such measure. There are indications that the strategic agreement has the backing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which has sway over strategic matters impacting Iran.There is however also resentment against the Iran China Strategic Agreement amongstIranians who feel that the same has not been disclosed to the Iranian parliament or people; with Iran ''s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying, "The Iranian nation will not recognize a new secret 25 year agreement between Iran and China, " and warned that any contract signed with a foreign country without the people knowing about it will be void.Another important issue that is not lost on every one is total Chinese silence or reaction to the purported salient aspects of the Strategic Agreement between the two countries.Would China risk further isolation after retching up the ante in the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Indo China border is any one s guess. Although China may continue to show defiance to US sanctions against Iran, would it be willing to burn economic ties with middle east and gulf nations who trade substantially with China would be hard to fathom.On the economic front China s overseas investments during the decade gone by averaged the US $ 200 billion annually. Its ability to commit a similar amount specifically towards a troubled region would also be suspect. The CPEC which has been in the works for over a decade with over US $ 60 billion committed to it, is yet to realise its true potential. Any further commitment to link the Xinjiang Gwadar project to Tehran through restive Baluchistan would need careful consideration and commitment by the Chinese.The Iran China strategic agreement signed in 2016 has not seen much movement since the two sides penned it. The details of the road map as revealed now have also been in the public domain for nearly a year now and point towards Iranian predicaments.In essence, the current revelations point to the Iranian wish list who seem to be too eager to come out of isolation from the US sponsored economic sanctions by piggy banking on Chinese shoulders. It also reflects on a measure of acute desperation on part of Iranian leadership as also to satisfy the appetite of the restive population which seems to be desperate to see some measure of economic revival and activity in spite of being endowed with rich mineral and natural resources.From the Indian perspective growing Iran China relationship is a reason for worry and changing strategic landscape. It points to growing Chinese dominance in alignment with Pakistan which threatens its relations with Afghanistan.The development of Chabaharand future of India Afghanistan Iran Trilateral Agreement for the development of Chabaharhas also not seen anticipated progress. Similarly, China backed Pakistan Iran Taliban alignment emerging in India ''s immediate neighbourhood is also a reason for Indian concern.India s relations with Iran cooled off substantially after India agreed to reduce its trade relations with Iran after imposition of sanctions. The visit of President Trump and increasing Indo US economic and strategic partnership seems to have been the last straw. It is unlikely that relations with Iran would improve in the near term.Growing Chinese footsteps in Iran will have a long lasting impact on our relationship with not only Iran but also on Afghanistan and Central Asian nations.(The author is an Indian Army Veteran. Views expressed are personal.)
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.A top China expert from Oxford University has explained why China will be forced into a humiliating climbdown from their threats against the UK. Reports in the Sunday papers claim that China is planning a "9 11 style cyber attack on the UK" in revenge against Britain''s stance on Hong Kong and potentially pulling out of the Huawei deal. Ministers fear China could unleash a devastating online attack on the country amid increasing tensions between London and Beijing.After Australia adopted a similar hard line on Huawei, it was hit by a sustained large scale cyber attack.
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Mumbai New Delhi:With covid 19 and lockdowns around the world pushing enterprises to work remotely, investor interest in companies providing cybersecurity services has grown exponentially.Last week, Chennai and US based cybersecurity startup Securden Inc. raised $1.2 million in a seed investment round led by Accel, with participation from Girish Mathrubootham, founder and CEO of Freshworks. Earlier in the year, threat intelligence startup Cyfirma raised an undisclosed amount from Z3 capital. In June, IT services firm Wipro Ltd invested in security company CloudKnox through its venture arm.
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