Security News Roundup 02/05/14

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May 2, 2014 3:52 pm

G4S tells Manus staff to stop leaking information

G4S employees who were working at the Manus Detention Center during the trouble in February  have been warned not to leak information to the media, according to the Australian edition of the guardian.

The email says “many” G4S employees acted with “exceptional discipline and professionalism on the nights of 16 and 17 February”.

A number of G4S employees have blown the whistle on conditions at the center.  In an interview with The Guardian Australia; Martin Appleby, a former guard, said that guards were given just 10 days training.

Libyan gunmen storm Benghazi security headquarters

5 people have been killed and at least 10 others wounded in a raid on a security HQ in Benghazi in the early hours of this morning. Army officials believe that the attack was carried out by members of an Islamist militia.

Armed men also attacked the home of Benghazi’s security chief, Col Ramadan al-Wahishi however he was unharmed according to security officials.

Microsoft fixes flaw in Internet Explorer on XP

Microsoft group manager of response communications Dustin Childs said: “We have made the decision to issue a security update for Windows XP users. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, and we continue to encourage customers to migrate to a modern operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8.1. Additionally, customers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, IE 11.”

Microsoft decided to issue the update “based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP,” wrote Adrienne Hall, Microsoft’s general manager for Trustworthy Computing in a blogpost. “The reality is there have been a very small number of attacks based on this particular vulnerability and concerns were, frankly, overblown.”

However, security company FireEye disagree. “In addition to previously observed attacks against the Defense and Financial sectors, organization in the Government- and Energy-sector are now also facing attack,” said Dan Caselden and Xiaobo Chen.