Federal government calls on Optus to ‘step up’ handling of cyber-attack, says telco has yet to provide critical information

Federal government calls on Optus to ‘step up’ handling of cyber-attack, says telco has yet to provide critical information

The federal government has called on Optus to “step up” its handling of the major data breach, saying it still has not provided government agencies with critical information about customers who had their Medicare or Centrelink details exposed. Key points: The Government Services Minister says Optus has failed to hand over data to the government … Read more

NYC: Russian Orthodox cathedral splashed with red paint

NYC: Russian Orthodox cathedral splashed with red paint

CNN — A Russian Orthodox cathedral in New York appears to have been defaced with red paint, following a similar incident in which the Russian consulate was vandalized with red spray paint. The two vandalism incidents come after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning stages of annexation of parts of Ukraine. An eyewitness told … Read more

Australian government slams Optus for cybersecurity breach

Australian government slams Optus for cybersecurity breach

MELBOURNE, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The Australian government on Sunday leveled its harshest criticism yet against Optus, the second-biggest telecoms company, for a cybersecurity breach that affected the equivalent of 40% of the country’s population. The government blamed Optus, owned by Singapore Telecommunications (STEL.SI), for the breach, which affected 10 million accounts, urging the company … Read more

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo, NY CNN — The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and swift, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable coming up the stairs … Read more

Vancouver store owner bear-sprayed during robbery – BC

Vancouver store owner bear-sprayed during robbery – BC

A business owner in downtown Vancouver was attacked during a robbery on Friday, according to police. Vancouver police said a man tried stealing from a clothing store on Howe and Helmcken streets, when he was confronted by the owner, just after 4 pm Once confronted, the suspect bear-sprayed the owner, then stole more clothing on … Read more

Gnangara shooting: Hunt for Joseph Versace’s killer enters its fourth day

Gnangara shooting: Hunt for Joseph Versace’s killer enters its fourth day

Police have entered the fourth day of their search inside the Gnangara shed where an underworld assassination was carried out on Thursday. As reported by The West Australian, detectives and forensic officers were seen scouring the Sydney Road property Joseph Versace — known to be employed as “muscle” by bikie gangs in Perth — was … Read more

Man injured in stabbing at Queen and Spadina during altercation: Toronto police – Toronto

Man injured in stabbing at Queen and Spadina during altercation: Toronto police – Toronto

A man has been arrested after another man was stabbed in downtown Toronto on Friday night, police say. In a tweet, Toronto police said they were called to the area of ​​Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue at around 8:44 pm on Friday. Police said there were reports of an altercation during which someone was … Read more

SIU probes Toronto police firing of less-lethal firearm at 55-year-old man

SIU probes Toronto police firing of less-lethal firearm at 55-year-old man

The province’s police watchdog is investigating the discharge of a less-lethal firearm by a Toronto police officer during an interaction with a man in Etobicoke on Friday. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said Toronto police officers were called to the Royal York Road and The Queensway area shortly after 8 pm for reports of a … Read more

Police searching for person of interest in fatal Vaughan crash

Police searching for person of interest in fatal Vaughan crash

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released an image of a person of interest in connection with a fatal crash that left one woman dead in Vaughan yesterday. At around 3 am on Friday, the OPP said witnesses reported a red Volkswagen Jetta speeding on Highway 400 southbound near Rutherford Road. Police said the Jetta … Read more

Man charged after 17-hour standoff in Mississauga

Man charged after 17-hour standoff in Mississauga

A 66-year-old Calgary man has been charged after barricading himself inside a Mississauga medical building with several firearms for 17 hours on Friday, Peel Regional Police say. Police responded to a medical office building in the area of ​​Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway, near Credit Valley Hospital, at around 7:40 pm Upon arrival, … Read more