Ransomware Tool Causing Chaos in Baltimore Was Developed by the NSA

A recent spate of ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other U.S. cities has been executed using a tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA). Thousands of people in Baltimore have been locked out of their computers in the past three weeks, causing disruption across the city. Source: Ransomware Tool Causing Chaos in Baltimore Was …

CIA agent commits suicide less than 48 hours away from returning to the United States

She had spent the year in Afghanistan targeting senior al-Qaida and Taliban members from one of the CIA's most important bases. Ranya Abdelsayed was less than 48 hours away from returning to the United States in 2013 when a colleague found her body in her bed at the agency's Gecko Firebase in Kandahar. At age …

UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ off its coast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says that four commercial ships "were subjected to sabotage operations" after false reports circulated in Lebanese and Iranian media outlets saying there had been explosions at one of the nation's seaports. The statement carried by the state-run WAM news agency on Sunday did not say …

Moderate quake jolts Iran’s west

An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted the western region bordering Iraq. Source: Moderate quake jolts Iran's west | Fox News

7 Venezuelan military officers killed in chopper crash – Suspicious?

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a military uprising. The Cougar helicopter hurtled into a mountain outside Caracas in the early hours of an overcast …

Boeing 737 from Gitmo goes off runway into river in Jacksonville, Fla.

A Boeing 737 jet arriving from the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba, reportedly carrying 142 passengers and crew members, went off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St. Johns River in Florida, on Friday evening. A "massive rescue response" was underway at the scene but there were no reported fatalities, Jacksonville's WJXT-TV reported. "Every …

U.S. Army Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons and Equipment

The U.S. Army failed to properly monitor more than $1 billion worth of arms transfers in Iraq and Kuwait, according to a declassified government audit obtained by Amnesty International released Wednesday. “This audit provides a worrying insight into the U.S. Army’s flawed—and potentially dangerous—system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely …