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‘Stoner hacked CIA Director AND Homeland Security Secretary’: Student leaks private information and claims to have accessed top-secret emails and voicemails

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The FBI is investigating claims two of the highest-ranking national security officials in the US have had their personal emails hacked by a ‘dope smoking’ student hacker. Federal agents are probing reports that the personal accounts of CIA Director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson were breached. The hacker, who told CNN that he was ‘below the age of 22 years old, I smoke pot, and I live in America’ claimed that he had broken into Brennan’s personal email account and taken sensitive files, including a top-secret application for a security clearance. He also claimed he prank-called Brennan, who is America’s top spy, and taunted him by reciting his Social Security number. ‘He waited a tiny bit and hung up,’ the hacker said. As well as cracking Brennan’s personal AOL account, he claimed to have targeted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, accessing his internet provider account and listening to his voicemails. An attachment was also released with the names, social security numbers and phone numbers of 20 people said to be affiliated with the CIA head. The unidentified youth told the New York Post last night that Brennan had stored sensitive information on his private email account. This included […]

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Homeland Security Gives Cyber Crimes Center a Major Upgrade

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

It’s not quite “CSI: Cyber,” but the the United States has its own cyber crimes task force, and its headquarters is getting a major upgrade. The ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Virginia, is getting a 5,000 square-foot forensic laboratory, more space for conducting cyber operations, and “an evidence vault,” the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday. Also, conference rooms! The U.S. government’s ability to protect itself from hackers has come under fire recently after 21.5 million Americans had their personal information stolen from the Office of Personnel Management. This new center is meant to help the Department of Homeland Security defend against hackers who traffic in stolen information, credit cards, child pornography, fake documents and illegal drugs. The Cyber Crimes Center (known within the DHS as “C3″) claimed the take-down of the Silk Road, an illegal online marketplace, as one of its biggest victories. “The men and women of Homeland Security Investigations perform critical work in combating criminals that use the computer as their weapon, perpetrating crimes ranging from child exploitation to the theft of intellectual property,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. “The development of this expanded Cyber Crimes Center provides this […]

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Dems, GOP senators push cyber bill for Homeland after breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to strengthen the authority of the Homeland Security Department to thwartcyberattackson government networks and websites after a massive government data breach. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who has spearheaded cyber legislation in the past, led lawmakers on Wednesday in introducing a measure that would allow the Homeland secretaryto take the offensive in intrusion detection and prevention. The legislation, which could be voted on as early as the first week in August, comes after hackers stole Social Security identification numbers and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people. Also backing the measure are Democratic Sens. Mark Warner, Claire McCaskill and Barbara Mikulski, and Republicans Dan Coats and Kelly Ayotte. Source: WUSA9

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HSI Forensic Laboratory assists in exhibit preparation for “Securing the Homeland — ICE” at the Crime Museum

Top Priority Sector:  border_security Recently ICE unveiled a temporary exhibit at the Crime Museum in Washington, D.C. entitled “Securing the Homeland — ICE. Read More….

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Government Technology & Services Coalition recognizes leaders in homeland and national security community

Top Priority Sector:  federal_agencies_legislative The Government Technology & Services Coalition, of Oakton, VA, an organization for small and mid-sized companies in homeland and national security, has recognized numerous public and private sector leaders and innovators at its Annual Awards. Read More….

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Immigration reform requires advanced communications capabilities for homeland security

Rick Lober Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption: Read More….

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FIS strikes cybersecurity partnership with Department of Homeland Security

Top Priority Sector:  infrastructure_protection Banking and payment solutions provider Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has reached an agreement with DHS to become a cybersecurity research partner. Read More….

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Department of Homeland Security to support Super Bowl security efforts

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  law_enforcement_first_responders DHS is collaborating with local law enforcement officials to provide security for the Super Bowl. Read More….

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Center for Homeland Security and Defense invites essays on Peter Drucker truism

Top Priority Sector:  federal_agencies_legislative The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security has announced the topic for its annual essay competition, which was designed to stimulate original thought on issues in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense. Read More….

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Former Secretary of Homeland Security to speak about Sochi Olympics

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