…suspect arrested, confessed to murderA former student, attached to the Matthews Ridge Secondary School, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital in the wee hours of Thursday after he was attacked and stabbed to death by his peer.Dead is 14-year-old Joseph Bumbury of Pakera, Matthews Ridge, North West District (NWD). Based on information received, Bumbury and his cousin, Leslie Norton, were reportedly imbibing alcohol in a shop at Flat, Matthews Ridge when they were approached by the 14-year-old suspect.Guyana Times understands that suspect immediately attacked Bumbury and dealt him several punches about his body. Seeing this, Norton intervened but was also attacked by the suspect with a knife.The teen suspect reportedly whipped out a knife from his waist and stabbed Norton to his hand which caused him to retreat.Nevertheless, the suspect continued his attack on the now dead teenager by stabbing him several times to his chest and hand. After committing the act, he escaped.Injured Bumbury might have bled to death since he was left for several hours at the scene before Police arrived. The teen was rushed to the Matthews Ridge Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Norton was also taken to the hospital where he was admitted to the medical facility. Meanwhile, detectives visited the home of the suspect and took him into custody.During interrogation, the teen reportedly confessed to the murder by giving them a detailed account of what transpired. More so, he led the detectives to the murder weapon.The suspect also gave Police a written statement under caution in the presence of his uncle. He is expected to be charged shortly as investigations are continuing.
Itahar/Buniyadpur (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday asked the people to keep vigil about transportation of boxes of various colours, in an oblique reference to allegations of a black trunk having been offloaded from the prime minister’s helicopter in Karnataka. Speaking at two rallies in Balurghat constituency, Banerjee attacked the RSS saying that it has imbibed the “shopping mall culture”. “I urge the public to keep their eyes and ears open as during elections boxes of various colours – red, blue and other colours – are coming,” Banerjee said without naming anyone. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The Congress had on Sunday demanded a probe into the alleged transportation of a “suspicious black trunk” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter during his visit to Chitradurga in Karnataka for poll campaign. Modi had addressed an election rally in Chitradurga on April 9. The party also played a video clip purportedly showing that the trunk, after being unloaded from the PM’s helicopter, was carried to a private car that, it alleged, was not a part of the SPG carcade and was taken away. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Taking on the RSS, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “Those who used to wear khaki shorts have now imbibed the shopping mall culture.” The RSS have shed its 90-year-old dress code and knee-length khaki shorts were replaced by brown trousers. She reiterated her allegation that the Congress is taking assistance of the RSS to help its Jangipur and Baharampur candidates win. While Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of former President Pranab Mukherjee, is the Congress candidate at Jangipur, former West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Chowdhury is the the party’s candidate from Baharampur. Claiming that the BJP was indulging in politics of dividing people on religious lines, Banerjee said she was ready to risk her life but would not allow politics of division. “It (BJP) claims to be champion of Hinduism. Are we not Hindus?” she asked, saying that her parents had taught her to respect all religions and to treat them equally. The firebrand TMC supremo, who is a Brahmin, said she chants Chandi mantra every morning. “The BJP is imposing on us a religion which has no relation to Hinduism or our country. We believe in togetherness of different faiths and languages,” she said. Claiming that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has worked against the interest of the general public of the country, she alleged that prices of petroleum products were increased everyday when crude oil rates were low in the international market. “The LPG price has touched Rs 800 per cylinder. If a poor person has to buy gas at such a high price, he will be left with no money to buy food,” she said. Claiming that the NRC in Assam has left lakhs of Hindu and Muslim Bengalis stateless, she asserted that she will not allow it in West Bengal. BJP president Amit Shah has said in various rallies in West Bengal that the saffron party would implement the NRC in the state if voted to power again.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. November 4, 2014 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Only the most nefarious threats bring intense competitors together in solidarity. Cyberwarfare is indeed an ominous enough threat to do just that.Cybersecurity organization Soltra was formed as a joint venture between two financial services groups to create Soltra Edge, a software program that shares information about security threats between more than 100 banks.Soltra was launched by the cybersecurity information sharing group the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the global financial services market infrastructure group The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. Named after a series of fire signals that were used in Europe hundreds of years ago to warn against invaders, the Soltra Edge software gathers information about potential security threats from multiple banks and analyzes it in real time with the goal of catching hackers faster than they could be if each bank were working to identify threats independently.U.S. Bancorp and BB&T are both contributors to the launch of the Soltra Edge partnership, as are about 100 other banks and financial entities, according to Andrew Hoerner, spokesperson for the group. Other participating banks and organizations asked not to be named, Hoerner says. The software will be officially released on Dec. 2, according to a statement released by the group today.“We need to re-imagine cybersecurity and get beyond a siloed organization, disparate vendor mentality,” says Bill Nelson, president of Soltra and president and CEO of FS-ISAC, in a statement. Soltra Edge “will connect thousands of entities globally, enable them to communicate using a consistent language and help organizations take immediate action.”Related: 519 Million Reasons Why Your Financial Records Are in a Hacker’s HandsThe development of Soltra Edge comes on the heels of some of the worst cybersecurity breaches in the financial sector’s industry. Banks have to find a better solution to security. For example, industry juggernaut J.P. Morgan Chase lost personal information of north of 80 million businesses and individuals at the hands of hackers earlier this year. And that’s J.P. Morgan Chase. If any company should be able to protect against a few rogue hackers, it should be the large, global banks, what with the billions upon billions the bank has access to and the global network of talent. But not only was J.P. Morgan Chase not able to protect its customer base from hackers, but chairman and CEO James Dimon says the threats from cybersecurity are only going to increase in coming years.J.P Morgan Chase will have spent $250 million on cybersecurity with approximately 1,000 people dedicated to the issue by the end of this year, Dimon wrote in his annual letter to shareholders. “Cyber attacks are growing every day in strength and velocity across the globe. It is going to be a continual and likely never-ending battle to stay ahead of it — and, unfortunately, not every battle will be won,” Dimon says. One of the industry’s best defenses would be “intelligence fusion,” or teaming up with other industry leaders, Dimon says. Soltra Edge was not specifically named in Dimon’s letter.Related: Why Uncovering a Network Security Breach Can Take Weeks or MonthsCybersecurity industry experts were conflicted as to whether banks collaborating would be help protect consumers from hackers. On one hand, if a suspicious computer is flagged across multiple banking systems, then the partnering organizations can better identify potential threats.“Often a possible threat can be upgraded to be a credible threat if certain activity is seen across two or more institutions. At the volumes of activity they see, being able to make these connections across institutions is critical,” says Will Ackerly, CTO and co-founder of Virtru, a digital privacy and security company. “If they do not share this information, then banks may not know that they should be on alert as these computers begin their targeted attacks.”Not only can banks team up to identify malicious computers but also to identify suspicious tools and hacking techniques, says Ackerly.Related: The Celebrity-Hacking Scandal Is a Rude Wake-Up Call on Cloud SecurityAnother cybersecurity expert also said industry collaboration can only be helpful. “Cooperative sharing of hacking and fraud information between financial institutions is a very good thing as it increasing broad visibility of the threat,” says Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CEO of WhiteHat Security. “For years cyber-criminals already shared intel and cooperated extremely effectively, so it only makes that the defenders do as well.”Grossman also said that without being able to investigate the Soltra Edge software specifically, it would be hard for him to make any definitive statement on the efficacy of the platform.But, size might not matter. John Prisco, president and CEO of Triumfant, a malware detection company, says that more firepower is not necessarily better in cybersecurity because hackers create specific, nuanced attacks for specific targets. “Scale will not help because sophisticated attacks are engineered just for the target company,” Prisco says.Rather, security officers need targeted detection software that doesn’t build off of prior knowledge. “That will give large as well as small institutions a fighting chance against ever evolving attacks,” Prisco says.More than ganging together, the banking industry needs to shift its strategy from playing defense to offense in cybersecurity, says WhiteHat’s Grossman. “This Soltra appears solely reactive. Banks and financial institutions need to do a better job at securing their online web-based software, where the bulk of the attacks target, to prevent breaches before they happen,” he says.Related: 8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security Enroll Now for Free