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Sep 24, 2018

The Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Monday, September 24th, 2018

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In Vehicle News

From Autoblog

Audi might bring back historic Horch name as Maybach rival

It looks like Mercedes-Benz isn't the only German manufacturer to reach far back into history for a nameplate. Audi is reportedly bringing back Horch for its high-end vehicles.

Horch, an early 20th-century luxury carmaker, was one of the four brands that originally formed Auto Union in 1932, together with Audi, DKW and Wanderer. The union of four carmakers chose a four-ring logo to stand for their joint venture, and the famous logo survives to this day on Audis. But Horch was always a higher-class product than Audis, and as an equal of Mercedes-Maybach the name should serve it well.


In Cyber Security News

 From Nextgov

A second alleged conspirator is currently in a Romanian prison awaiting extradition.

A Romanian national has pleaded guilty for her role in hacking more than 125 surveillance cameras in the D.C. metro area ahead of the 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Eveline Cismaru, 28, was charged with hacking into 126 computers connected to cameras installed and used by the Metropolitan Police Department and locking them down with ransomware, a type of malware used to extort targets by crippling IT systems until the hackers are paid.


and from Conde Nast Traveler

Delta to Launch First Biometric Terminal in the U.S. at World's Busiest Airport

The airline today announced plans to launch the first entirely biometric terminal in the U.S. "late" this year, at Atlanta's Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Terminal F. Passengers flying direct out of the country to an international destination on Delta, Aeromexico, Air France-KLM, or Virgin Atlantic Airways will soon be able to move from curb to gate with nothing but their face as identification.


In Security News

From Bitcoin Exchange

Known South African Entrepreneur was Kidnapped for 50 Bitcoin (BTC) Ransom

Cape Town businessman, Liyaqat Parker, has returned home after two months in captivity. 

The founder of the Food prop Group, also known for other business interests, had been kidnapped at gunpoint by a gang of five men at his company’s basement parking lot in July. The exact details relating to Parker’s kidnapping ordeal are still shrouded in mystery. Naturally, the man’s family has asked for respect and privacy during this time – refusing to respond to media inquiries or divulge sensitive information regarding Parker’s disappearance. 


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