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Published 11 October 2017

· After Russian election hack, U.S. security advisers form group to make 2020 race unhackable

· How Israel caught Russian hackers scouring the world for U.S. secrets

· North Korea reportedly hacks treasure trove of U.S., South Korean war plans

· Shift in Las Vegas timeline raises questions about police response

· Superbugs: Why antibiotic resistance is a fast-growing crisis

· Europe expects more terror attacks, even as IS falters

· Energy sector ups cybersecurity amid growing IT threats

· ISIS among terrorist groups using slaves to recruit rapists and domestic abusers

After Russian election hack, U.S. security advisers form group to make 2020 race unhackable (Elizabeth Weise, USA Today)
A bipartisan group of federal election officials, national security advisors and a retired U.S. general have formed a coalition to fight election hacking with the aim of establishing protocols that would keep Russians and other state entities from interfering with the voting process.

How Israel caught Russian hackers scouring the world for U.S. secrets (Nicholas Perlroth and Scott Shane, New York Times)
It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs.

North Korea reportedly hacks treasure trove of U.S., South Korean war plans (John Kester, Foreign Policy)
North Korean hackers have obtained a treasure trove of documents related to South Korean and U.S. military action, said a South Korean lawmaker, according to a report from the BBC.

Shift in Las Vegas timeline raises questions about police response (Mitch Smith and Jennifer Medina, New York Times)
New details announced by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Monday have now turned the focus on six key minutes before Mr. Paddock fired his first shot on the festival crowd.

Superbugs: Why antibiotic resistance is a fast-growing crisis (Ryan Stewart, The Oklahoman)
In a new report from the World Health Organization, research showed that too few new antibiotics are being developed to counter the growing threat of infections that are resistant to currently available antibiotics.

Europe expects more terror attacks, even as IS falters (Jamie Dettmer, VOA)
Will the collapse of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and the ending of the terror group’s caliphate make much difference when it comes to the recruitment and radicalization of Europeans or reducing “lone wolf” attacks?

Energy sector ups cybersecurity amid growing IT threats (Jason Deign, GreenTechMedia)
The energy sector is sharpening its focus on cybersecurity amid growing concerns about IT threats.

ISIS among terrorist groups using slaves to recruit rapists and domestic abusers (Lizzie Dearden, The Indepndent)
MPs call on authorities to explore links between sexual violence, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and terrorism