Apple neglected its "basic civil responsibility" when it refused to decrypt data from San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook's iPhone, BlackBerry's top executive said Tuesday.
Homeland & Cybersecurity
The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
While immigrants draw much of the attention, it's their children who are proving to be the most fruitful recruiting ground for radical jihad in the U.S., accounting for at least half of the deadly attacks over the past decade. Published June 13, 2016
A Navy veteran from Colorado who does not identify as male or female is pushing the U.S. government to allow for a third gender option or get rid of gender designators altogether on passports, highlighting the argument that forms on the state and federal level have been slow to include other identities even as gender becomes less defined.
More than a thousand Republican National Convention attendees have already put their personal information at risk by carelessly connecting to open Wi-Fi networks around Cleveland, security experts said Tuesday.
WikiLeaks said its website was attacked Monday after promising to publish hundreds of thousands of documents on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his political party, AKP.
Governments across the globe requested more user data from Google during the second half of 2015 than ever before, the internet giant said Monday.
A federal appeals court handed Microsoft a legal victory in a ruling issued Thursday that concludes the government cannot force the tech company to turn over data from a customer's email account that was stored overseas.
A scathing congressional report published Wednesday accuses the FDIC of misleading lawmakers about recent data breaches and raises questions about the federal agency's cybersecurity posture in the wake of being infiltrated by state-sponsored hackers.
Facebook says it has begun to offer users the option of securing their messages with end-to-end encryption, a service that soon may allow more than a billion account holders -- potentially including jihad and other terror groups -- to message one another below the radar of law enforcement surveillance.
A grand jury indicted a Kentucky man on felony hacking charges Thursday in connection with the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that yielded convictions for two former high school football players in 2013.
Hillary Clinton's personal server was never breached by the Romanian computer hacker known as "Guccifer," FBI Director James Comey said Thursday, contradicting previous claims that had prompted heightened concerns over the former secretary of state's unorthodox email setup.
Updates coming to Google's Android operating system will reportedly make it more difficult for hackers to compromise mobile devices with ransomware, potentially resolving cybersecurity concerns raised by recent explosion of infections suffered by smart phones.
A British man accused of hacking U.S. government and military computers told a London court Wednesday he fears being extradited to America would cause him to commit suicide.
A federal anti-hacking law is forcing researchers and journalists to risk being criminally prosecuted for conducting their work, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Rep. Michael McCaul, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, on Wednesday said the Islamic State terror group is "most likely" responsible for the deadly suicide bombing attacks in Turkey on Tuesday.
Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.
A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance -- to the consternation of law enforcement.
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Thursday said the man who carried out the terrorist attack in Orlando last week was "clearly not" working "on behalf of" the Islamic State terrorist group, but that such incidents do serve as a recruiting tool for terrorists.
A Republican-led effort to broaden the FBI's access to individuals' internet data was defeated in the Senate Wednesday, but is likely to be resurrected under pressure from those seeking to enhance security and surveillance measures in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Mark Zuckerberg was mocked earlier this month after his Twitter and Pinterest accounts were taken over by hackers, but a new photograph of the Facebook CEO implies he's more serious about digital security than previously suggested.
Homeland Security agents release criminal aliens back onto the streets without strict monitoring because their home countries refuse to take them back, the department's inspector general concluded in a report that exposes serious flaws in the system.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
With the terrorist-inspired Orlando shooting fresh in their minds, House lawmakers reversed course last week and voted to uphold the government's ability to snoop through its data when it believes American citizens are involved in terrorism -- suggesting the post-Snowden wariness of the NSA has dissipated.
Donald Trump said Sunday that too many "red flags" were missed that could have stopped the Orlando shooter, and he proposed the use of ethnic and religious profiling to prevent terrorism.
Is the FBI too afraid at being labeled racist that it's declining to pursue and investigate terrorism cases?
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told an MSNBC panel on Thursday that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is "killing us" in terms of preventing gun violence.
The FBI's use of facial recognition technology -- including the bureau's ability to access hundreds of millions of images -- raises significant privacy and civil liberties concerns, a federal watchdog said in a report Wednesday.
CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses.
Russian government hackers broke into the Democratic National Committee database and managed to gain access to opposition research files on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, the DNC confirmed Tuesday.
Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that there are no credible threats of more attacks to come in the United States at this point in the wake of the grisly terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend and a separate attack in France.
FBI Director James B. Comey on Monday said the man who killed 49 people in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was clearly "radicalized" and defended the bureau's work investigating 29-year-old Omar Mateen, saying he does not think agents should have done anything differently.
More than 500 anti-terrorism officers were deployed around the nation's largest city as a precaution Monday, a day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old man responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, was reportedly on the FBI's radar as a known Islamic State sympathizer, though federal authorities remain unclear about the extent of his ties to the terrorist group.
As he was crafting President Obama's executive actions on immigration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met repeatedly with lawmakers, advocacy groups and lawyers pushing for him to go as broad as possible in granting a deportation amnesty to illegal immigrants.
The father of the suspected Orlando gunman on Sunday said that his son grew angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami several months before the horrific attack on a gay nightclub that left 50 dead.
A gunman who had sworn allegiance to Islamic State opened fire early Sunday at a crowded Orlando nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
An email privacy bill that passed unanimously in the House has run into trouble in a Senate committee as a result of an amendment that would expand the FBI's warrantless access to internet users' data.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg briefly found his Twitter account hijacked, as were at least two of his other social media accounts.
Pakistani hackers posed as members of the press in an effort to compromise the computers of government officials in India, an American cybersecurity firm said Friday.
Free speech advocates and democracy campaigners are shrinking their Facebook footprints, encrypting their text messages and watching their tweets as Thailand's increasingly authoritarian government appears bent on creating its homegrown version of Beijing's Great Firewall of China.
A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, a Romanian computer hacker known also as "Guccifer," is expected to plead guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges related to a cybercrime spree whose victims include a former advisor to Hillary Clinton.
Despite Election Day being nearly six months away, presidential campaigns waged from either side of the aisle are actively being probed by hackers for reasons ranging from mere mischief to full-fledged espionage, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.
The Pentagon is preparing to send a group of sailors to cyber school in hopes of turning certain members of the U.S. Navy into "certified ethical hackers."
Privacy and national security analysts sparred Tuesday over suggestions to further limit law enforcement access to Americans' phone calls and emails that are swept up as part of the National Security Agency's surveillance of foreigners' communications.
Chelsea Manning, the former Army soldier convicted of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, was honored in absentia Monday at a London ceremony for her role in providing Wikileaks with secret documents concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Homeland Security is leaving thousands of detention beds empty even as it voluntarily releases thousands of murderers, kidnappers and other criminals, the chief of deportations admitted to Congress on Thursday as she faced families of those killed by freed illegal immigrant convicts.
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton says he intends to ensure that the nation elects officials who will vote for a strong national defense and "keep America safe," and he has just contributed $100,000 through his political action committee to lawmakers in House and Senate who fit the bill.
With the U.S. House of Representatives' unanimous approval of a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining citizens' private emails without a warrant, the pressure is on for the Senate to take up the legislation.
Edward Snowden's unauthorized NSA disclosures affected the government's ability to monitor the communications of terror suspects by expediting the tech sector's adoption of strong, hard-to-crack encryption, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday.
The FBI was notified over the weekend after the website of a small Christian church in Michigan was discovered to have been defaced by hackers who left a message in support of the Islamic State terror group.
A defense contractor arrested on Wednesday faces one count of felony hacking related to a 2014 incident that caused payroll problems for the U.S. Army Reserve.
Cyberattacks are causing as much panic today as the possibility of a nuclear attack did during the Cold War, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told interviewers in Australia on Monday.
The Newark Police Department in New Jersey was forced to use a backup system to dispatch emergency personnel earlier this month after its computer network was affected by a cyberattack, a city official said Saturday.
Sen. Boxer asks FBI to explain its response to ransomware as hospitals fall victim to cybercriminals
Ransomware campaigns being waged at hospitals across the country have prompted Senator Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, to ask the FBI to explain how its handling a rash of cyberattacks that are affecting health providers from coast to coast.
The Trump Hotel Collection on Monday said it was investigating reports that hackers have breached credit-card systems at certain properties owned and managed by the Republican Party front-runner for president.
The Pentagon is offering $150,000 for hackers who can find holes in the Defense Department's public facing websites, but cyber experts with sketchy pasts needn't apply: The federal government's first ever bug bounty program is taking heat for requiring participants to pass a background check.
Now that a third party was successful this week in helping the FBI unlock and gain access to the iPhone belonging to deceased San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, it appears the bureau may now turn its secret weapon loose on such criminal cases.
CNBC pulled an article on digital security from its website on Tuesday after an interactive tool intended to teach readers about using strong passwords was shown to be inadvertently sharing credentials with more than two-dozen advertisers, analytic providers and other third-party services.
Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden said Donald Trump's campaign speeches are aiding the recruitment efforts of the Islamic State and other terror groups.
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday refuted GOP candidates' recent remarks about the dangers of immigrants coming into the U.S. and explained that the biggest threat to Americans comes from the country's own citizens.
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From The Vault
The nation has lost counterterrorism and surveillance capabilities due to the revelations by leaker Edward Snowden, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said Monday at a cybersecurity forum.