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FBI director warns of potential for cyber attacks by terrorists

Testifying before a House subcommittee, FBI Director Robert Mueller said terrorists have not used the Internet to launch a full-scale cyber attack, but the bureau does not underestimate an enemy's desire to do so.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 07:47am EST

FBI targets Anonymous

The FBI has identified and charged several key members of the hacker collective Anonymous and at least one member of the loose-knit group has turned FBI informant. Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent cybersecurity developments.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:25pm EST
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White House paints cyber attack picture for Hill

An interagency group of senior officials will brief Senate lawmakers today on what would be the response if the nation's critical infrastructure suffered a cyber attack. The meetings come as Senate lawmakers debate two cyber bills that try to address critical infrastructure protection.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:21pm EST

FBI: Irish misstep led to conference call leak

An Irish police officer's email blunder led to the spectacular leak of a sensitive conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard, U.S. law enforcement said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 04:00pm EST

FBI director: Cyber-threats will become top worry

The director of the FBI told an annual gathering of cyber-security professionals on Thursday that the agency needs the private sector to help combat what he believes is becoming the nation's No. 1 threat.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 09:45pm EST

APNewsBreak: Complaints filed about ICE shooter

A federal agent who was killed after shooting his supervisor in a workplace confrontation in California had been the subject of complaints by immigrant advocates for allegedly using coercive tactics with immigrants after a 2010 raid, according to court papers filed on Thursday.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 09:41pm EST

US Capitol bomb plot arrest capped yearlong probe

Within the last week, authorities say, Amine El Khalifi's plan to wreak havoc was proceeding as hoped: An al-Qaida associate handed him an automatic weapon to kill security officers inside the U.S. Capitol. A bomb-laden vest would detonate the building. He would die as a martyr.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 02:17am EST

Hackers intercept FBI, Scotland Yard call

Trading jokes and swapping leads, investigators from the FBI and Scotland Yard spent the conference call strategizing about how to bring down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, responsible for a string of embarrassing attacks across the Internet.

Saturday - 02/04/2012, 01:07am EST

US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns

The federal government's plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans' civil liberties.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:37am EST

FBI charges former Federal Reserve contract employee

The FBI says a former contract employee at the Federal Reserve Bank stole a software property code to a $9.5 million program.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 07:22am EST

Tips for protecting your agency from cyber attacks

Karen Evans, former administrator of the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, offers her insight on how federal agencies can protect themselves in the aftermath of recent cyber attacks.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 12:04pm EST
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Police chiefs meet at WH on homegrown terror fight

State and local law enforcement officials convened at the White House on Wednesday for a daylong discussion about how police can maintain the trust of their communities while identifying and preventing violent extremism and homegrown terrorism _ an effort the administration considers critical to national security.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:57pm EST

FBI shooting range is popular deer hangout

FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., happens to be one of the safest places for deer during hunting season, even though marksmen fire off more than 1 million rounds there annually.

Monday - 12/26/2011, 03:48am EST

FBI computer won't be ready for use until May 2012

FBI's Sentinel program, which aimed to create a paperless case management system, was supposed to be completed by December 2009.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:03pm EST

FBI's Sentinel program delayed until May

The FBI's Sentinel program was launched to build a paperless case management system. It was supposed to be completed by December 2009.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 11:45am EST

Bill would fund FBI cyber initiatives

Draft funding bill would give FBI the full cyber-investigation budget it asked for, about $166 million.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 07:52am EST

FBI contacted phone monitoring firm about software

A senior executive at a technology company that makes monitoring software secretly installed on 141 million cellphones said Thursday that the FBI approached the company about using its technology but was rebuffed. The disclosure came one day after FBI Director Robert Mueller assured Congress that agents "neither sought nor obtained any information" from the company, Carrier IQ.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 06:24pm EST

Congress clears $662 billion defense bill

Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Thursday after months of wrangling over how to handle captured terrorist suspects without violating Americans' constitutional rights.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:33pm EST

FBI mum on Carrier IQ

The bureau has said, because the investigation into the company's possible wrongdoings is ongoing it will not publish information on company. The company, which provides mobile-analytics software, faces a lawsuit alleging it violated federal wiretap laws because its services are intrusive and infringe on users privacy.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:32pm EST

FBI program helps employees to do the right thing

The Justice Department Inspector General recently reviewed FBI compliance efforts and discovered some things other agencies could emulate.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 11:10am EST
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