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  • Muslim Homeland Security Adviser Accused of Leaking Documents

    11/09/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 12 replies
    FoxNation ^ | 11092011 | Erick Stakelbeck
    As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents. Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia."
  • Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser, Allegedly Leaked Intel, Shopped Classified Info to

    10/26/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/26/11 | Pamela Geller
    Back in October 2010 I warned of the consequences of naming a stealth jihadist with ties to Islamic subversives whose stated goal is to "eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within and sabatoage its miserable house."more here ... Secretary Napolitano named devout Muslim Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (Department of Homeland Security.) Texas Department of Public Safety now says Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. Who else is the...
  • The Exploding DNC IT Scandal Is As Crazy As Fiction (MSM cover up....)

    08/09/2017 9:25:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 26, 2017 | Frank Miniter
    In a plot Tom Clancy might have dreamed up, an IT staffer who’d worked for Democrats in Congress was arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud. Fox News has reported that officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection, were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport not far from Washington, D.C., as he tried to fly away to Pakistan. Awan has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud, but his strange case has all the feeling of the opening scene of a movie that might soon include...
  • Security-illiterate OPM director accused Romney of having ‘little understanding’ of 21st century

    07/09/2015 8:13:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-9-15 | Twitchy
    Today’s a busy day for those pointing and laughing at the people who mocked presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his warnings about Chinese hackers and Russia’s status as America’s greatest geopolitical foe. Among those who got in on the action was OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, who in 2012 posted a video showing that Romney possessed “little understanding of what’s going on in the 21st century.”
  • Whatever Is On Imran Awan’s Smashed Hard Drives Likely Can Be Recovered

    08/01/2017 5:17:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Mark Tapscott
    Somebody must have thought they were hiding something by smashing those computer hard-drives the FBI recovered from the home of Imran Awan, Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former information technology (IT) aide. But odds are excellent they were wrong. Federal law enforcement authorities may have already recovered and read whatever was on those hard drives. “It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn’t damage the platters that actually hold the data, which remains recoverable,” said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for werecoverdata.com, a New York-based lab that specializes in difficult digital...
  • White House officials tricked by email prankster

    08/01/2017 3:04:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-31-17 | Jake Tapper
    A self-described "email prankster" in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official's private email address unsolicited. "Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August," the fake Jared Kushner on an Outlook account wrote to the official White House email account of Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. "It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparible (sic)...
  • Wasserman Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan

    07/29/2017 5:29:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemingly planned to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI hadn’t stopped him from leaving the U.S. Monday. Public statements and congressional payroll records suggest she also appears to have known that his wife, a fellow IT staffer, left the country for good months ago — while she was also a criminal suspect. In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests...
  • Wasserman Schultz to allow laptop scan after months of stonewalling in IT probe

    07/24/2017 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    The former head of the Democratic Party who lost her post in the fallout from a massive email breach is expected to start cooperating with federal investigators in a separate cybersecurity case, after months of apparent stonewalling.  Fox News has learned that Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz plans to allow federal investigators to scan a laptop belonging to her as part of a complex probe into allegations of computer theft, over-billing and possible email hacking.  U.S. Capitol Police have had the laptop for months and until now had been unable to get access. It's unclear why the Florida lawmaker and ousted...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

    07/24/2017 5:37:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-24-17 | Luke Roziak
    FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described...
  • Trump voter-fraud panel’s data request a gold mine for hackers, experts warn (NOW they care)

    07/01/2017 12:22:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Pollutico ^ | July 1, 2017 | ERIC GELLER and CORY BENNETT
    Cybersecurity specialists are warning that President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission may unintentionally expose voter data to even more hacking and digital manipulation. Their concerns stem from a letter the commission sent to every state this week, asking for full voter rolls and vowing to make the information “available to the public.” The requested information includes full names, addresses, birth dates, political party and, most notably, the last four digits of Social Security numbers. The commission is also seeking data such as voter history, felony convictions and military service records. Digital security experts say the commission’s request would centralize and lay...
  • Former IT staffer at Camp David starts cyber security business in Central Pa.

    06/30/2017 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Gennie · 3 replies
    Central Penn Business Journal ^ | June 26, 2017 | Nicole Chynoweth
    A Google search for cyber crime images yields hundreds of takes on roughly the same visual: a person in a black, hooded sweatshirt lurking behind a computer screen. But if you talk to Jason McNew about how best to describe the web users committing such crimes, you'll hear a different answer. "The perpetrators of these crimes know exactly what they're doing," he said. "They are well-educated, well-funded and organized. This problem is organized crime. They're college graduates. They operate out of jurisdictions where they know American law enforcement can't get them."
  • Cyberattack forces West Virginia Hospital to scrap its computer systems.

    06/30/2017 5:02:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 34 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Melanie Evans
    Princeton Community Hospital in rural West Virginia will scrap and replace its entire computer network after being struck by the cyberattack paralyzing computers globally. The cyberattack, known as Petya, froze the hospital's electronic medical record system early Tuesday, leaving doctors unable to review patients' medical history or transmit laboratory and pharmacy orders, said Rose Morgan, the hospital's vice president of patient care services. Officials were unable to restore services, and found there was no way to pay a ransom for the return of their system. So, after consulting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and cybersecurity experts, officials made the...
  • New Cyberattack Goes Global, Hits WPP, Rosneft, Maersk

    06/28/2017 3:01:27 PM PDT · by Hostage · 10 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | June 27, 2017 | Giles Turner, Volodymyr Verbyany, Stepan Kravchenko
    Virus attacks worst in Russia, Ukraine; spreads to U.S. Petya virus is similar to WannaCry; demands $300 ransom Kellermann Calls Petya Virus 'Full-Fledged Forest Fire' Massive Cyberattack Hits More Than 200,000 Companies A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry is spreading from Europe to the U.S. and South America, hitting port operators in New York, Rotterdam and Argentina, disrupting government systems in Kiev, and disabling operations at companies including Rosneft PJSC, advertiser WPP Plc. and the Chernobyl nuclear facility. More than 80 companies in Russia and Ukraine were initially affected by the Petya virus that disabled computers Tuesday and told users...
  • SECURITY: Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle

    06/28/2017 7:44:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    E&E News ^ | 06/27/2017 | Blake Sobczak and Peter Behr
    SECURITY: Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle  https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060056628 SECURITY Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle Blake Sobczak and Peter Behr, E&E News reporters Energywire:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Electricity-sector officials have confirmed an investigation by U.S. authorities into a cyber event targeting U.S. nuclear facilities this year. Graphic: Claudine Hellmuth/E&E News; Photo: Pixabay. U.S. authorities are investigating a cyber intrusion affecting multiple nuclear power generation sites this year, E&E News has learned. There is no evidence that the nuclear energy industry's highly regulated safety systems were compromised. But any cybersecurity breach — targeted or not —...
  • New Cyberattack Spreads in Europe, Russia and U.S.

    06/27/2017 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 27, 2017 | MARK SCOTT and NICOLE PERLROTH
    Computer systems from Russia to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that bore similarities to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide. As reports of the attack spread quickly, the Ukrainian government said that several of its ministries, radiation monitoring at the Chernobyl nuclear facility, local banks and metro systems had been affected. A number of companies — including the Danish shipping giant Maersk; Rosneft, the Russian energy giant; Saint-Gobain, the French construction materials company; and WPP, the British advertising agency — also said they had been targeted.
  • Merck is the target of a massive hack [wanna cry]

    06/27/2017 10:10:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 6-26-17 | Chris Mondics
    Merck & Co. the global pharmaceutical firm with extensive operations in the Philadelphia area, said this morning its computer networks had been the target of a massive hack.
  • Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast

    06/27/2017 7:35:05 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 89 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/27/2017 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/06/27/ransomware-spreads-rapidly-hitting-power-companies-banks-airlines-metro/#17b076ce7abd Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast Security #​CyberSecurity Jun 27, 2017 @ 09:44 AM Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes Staff Ransomware is causing severe problems for major critical infrastructure providers today. Ukraine's government, National Bank and biggest power companies all warned of cyberattacks Tuesday. Airports and metro services in the country were also reportedly affected, though it appears they're victims of another massive ransomware outbreak that's spreading across the world fast and hitting a significant number of critical infrastructure providers.
  • New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-...

    06/16/2016 2:03:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2016
    Full title: New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-Based Personal Email Accounts Despite Heightened Security Concerns Jeh Johnson granted special waiver on first day of official ban. Practice Continued Even After Clinton Email Revelations. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it obtained 693 pages of Department of Homeland Security records revealing that Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other agency officials used government computers to access personal web-based email accounts despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns. The documents also reveal that Homeland Security officials misled Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)...
  • Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

    06/19/2017 1:49:25 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6.19.17
    Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population. The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. Anyone could access the data as long as they had a link to it.
  • A Muslim Brotherhood Security Breach in Congress

    02/07/2017 11:22:58 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 82 replies
    FrontPage ^ | February 8, 2017 | By Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information. The signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine national security. Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach. The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz;...