World Briefs: Russia in 2nd week of 'full-scale cyberwar'

Russia in 2nd week of 'full-scale cyberwar'

MOSCOW • A wave of fake bomb threats across Russia has entered its second week in what a senior lawmaker called a "full-scale cyberwar" that the authorities are ill-equipped to fight.

About 400,000 people have been evacuated from more than 1,000 shopping malls, airports as well as government and other buildings around the country since the surge in hoaxes began last week, according to the official Tass news agency.

The calls are coming from outside Russia using the Internet, making them difficult to trace, officials said.


Man, 18, charged over London tube attack

LONDON • British police yesterday said they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder in connection with the bomb attack at Parsons Green underground station in London last week.

Ahmed Hassan was also charged with use of the explosive triacetone triperoxide. He was arrested the morning after the attack.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe