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Security: CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

Security: CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

Photo: Kin Cheung (AP)The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”According to the Times (non-paywalled version here), the CIA presented…

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Security: More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge

Security: More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge

ImagePresident Trump sought the resignation of the director of the Secret Service, and more Department of Homeland Security officials were expected to leave soon.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump moved to clear out the senior ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary,…

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Security: Facebook, YouTube, and others asked to brief Congress on New Zealand shooting response

Security: Facebook, YouTube, and others asked to brief Congress on New Zealand shooting response

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), penned letters today to tech executives from companies like Facebook and YouTube requesting a briefing on March 27th regarding their response to the New Zealand shooter’s live stream and the subsequent reuploads across multiple platforms. Thompson’s letter was sent to Facebook CEO Mark…

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Security: Over 80 Percent of Spear Phishing Attacks Involve Brand Impersonation, Security Firm Says

Security: Over 80 Percent of Spear Phishing Attacks Involve Brand Impersonation, Security Firm Says

Image: PixabayAs phishing attacks become increasingly commonplace, it’s important to know what to look out for. But not all phishing attacks are the same, and some are far more sophisticated than others. Cybersecurity experts say spear phishing, in particular, is on the rise.Traditional phishing scams are often numbers games, but spear phishing involves targeting specific…

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Security: Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges

Security: Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges

British cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England.Photo: Frank Augstein (AP)Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher best known for helping to stop the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to charges related to malware unconnected to the 2017 attack.“As you may be…

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Security: Kevin McAleenan, Top U.S. Border Enforcement Officer, Is Named Acting Head of Homeland Security

Security: Kevin McAleenan, Top U.S. Border Enforcement Officer, Is Named Acting Head of Homeland Security

Politics|Kevin McAleenan, Top U.S. Border Enforcement Officer, Is Named Acting Head of Homeland SecurityImageKevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection, in El Paso, Tex., last month. President Trump on Sunday named him acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.CreditCreditJose Luis Gonzalez/ReutersKevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner of United States Customs…

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