Cybersecurity firms ESET and Dragos Inc. release detailed analyses of a piece of malware used to attack the Ukrainian electric utility Ukrenergo, what they say represents a dangerous advancement in critical infrastructure hacking. The researchers describe that malware, as only the second-ever known case of malicious code purpose-built to disrupt physical systems. The first, Stuxnet, was used l to destroy centrifuges in an Iranian nuclear facility. Source Wired
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The Defense Ministry plans to introduce a land-based Aegis missile defense system to respond to North Korea’s missile threats and will seek funding in the next fiscal year to cover system design costs, a government source said Wednesday.
Bulgaria has decided to increase its border security measures in order to prevent illegal migration from Turkey, Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said in an interview published on Thursday. Source: Daily Sabah
Austria is sending soldiers to stop migrants coming from Italy, while Bulgaria has said the EU should “defend” its borders by “force of arms”. Austria said it would deploy 70 soldiers, but no armoured vehicles, at the Brenner Pass to Italy on Thursday (17 August). Source: Euobserver