The Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards.
Homeland & Cybersecurity
The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.
By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times
Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Published September 18, 2014
A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to hold a hearing on whether to move the trial outside of Massachusetts.
Police in Australia say they've uncovered and halted a plot by Islamic State terrorists to carry out untold numbers of beheadings in and around Sydney on Thursday.
The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers.
While he has the power to revoke passports of those traveling to fight in Syria, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday he wants to be careful in using that authority so he doesn't disrupt any ongoing criminal investigations.
A man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others pleaded not guilty Thursday to new federal charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
Mysterious "interceptor" cellphone towers that can listen in someone's phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate.
Islamic State militants could come to the U.S. through the front door, using America's "loose and lax" legal immigration system to gain a foothold here, the president of the union that represents immigration case officers said Thursday in a scathing letter.
The FBI charged an upstate New York man, Mufid Elfgeeh, on terror-related counts after they unearthed his alleged plot to buy guns to carry out an Islamic State attack on U.S. troops.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez traded fiery jabs with television's Sean Hannity in a recent broadcast, telling the Fox News host that cracking down on the border as a first priority counter-terrorism measure is futile.
Los Angeles police have acquired two mini-helicopter drones that were barred by voter backlash from staying with Seattle's cops -- but now they're facing the same outcries, and an independent police watchdog has stepped in and taken possession.
The world is seeing "an emerging competition" for terrorist supremacy between the Islamic State and core al Qaeda groups, which could leave the U.S. in even more danger as their top target, top Americans homeland security and intelligence officials said Wednesday.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will not lift the ban that keeps Libyans from coming to study aviation or nuclear sciences in the U.S., he told Congress on Wednesday, pushing back against an initiative supported by the State Department and the White House.
A yearlong investigation into cyberattacks on U.S. military contractors for U.S. Transportation Command found that 50 such incidents occurred over the 12 months beginning June 1, 2012.
A man who has long sought more resources to steer young members of Minnesota's large Somali community in positive directions said Wednesday he was excited to hear the Minneapolis-St. Paul area will participate in a federal pilot program to stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join foreign terror organizations.
The FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) System is now fully operational. The powerful facial recognition program that started development in 2011 will now be accessible to various law enforcement agencies.
Controls were so lax at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that rooms with sensitive explosive detection equipment were being used as break areas by airline workers, complete with refrigerators, microwaves, blankets and TVs, according to a watchdog report.
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