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  • 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."
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 23, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Saboteurs in the U.S. intelligence community posing as patriots have been working hard to drive President Donald Trump from the White House. Former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and former War College professor John R. Schindler bragged on Twitter last week about the spy-led plot his friends are conducting against the president. “Now we go nuclear,” he tweeted. “IC [intelligence community] war [is] going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior IC friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail.'” “US intelligence is not the problem here,” Schindler added. “The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details,...
  • US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

    06/18/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 June 2017 1:25 PDT | Zach Whittaker
    The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, but ultimately failed. {snip}....All of the documents relate to the government's use of the so-called Section 702 statute, named after its place in the law books, a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statute authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use US tech and telecoms services. The law is widely known in national security circles as forming the legal basis authorizing the so-called PRISM surveillance program, which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans...
  • British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown

    05/29/2017 5:17:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 28, 2017 | Sarah Butler
    British Airways could face a bill of at least £100m in compensation, additional customer care and lost business resulting from an IT meltdown that affected more than 1,000 flights over the weekend. All the airline’s flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were grounded on Saturday. Services resumed on Sunday but cancellations and delays delays persisted with about 200 BA flights in and out of Heathrow cancelled on Sunday, according to Guardian calculations. There were no cancellations at Gatwick but some passengers experienced delays.
  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her

    05/24/2017 8:50:06 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 81 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2017 | Luke Roiak
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite. The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation. The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run...
  • Democratic Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan [AWAN]

    05/23/2017 5:37:39 AM PDT · by wtd · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/2017
    DailyCaller: Sources: Democratic Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of...
  • Marine Corps Considers Ending Policy of “Every Marine is a Rifleman”

    05/10/2017 4:05:22 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    AmericaFlashNews.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Admin
    The United State’s military may be about to undergo a radical change. The Marine Corps Times is reporting that there’s an initiative in the works that might see Marines branch out, away from the traditional model that trained every member of the Corps on the basics of physical combat. Some of the new Marines may even skip basic training. The idea gained momentum almost a year ago, when Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter suggested a military build up required soldiers with computer skills, and that these new recruits might be able to move into units with credit for their civilian...
  • Wasserman Schultz IT Guy Threatened Kidnappings For Cash, Court Docs Say

    05/01/2017 4:47:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    A former congressional information technology (IT) aide allegedly threatened to have his stepmother’s Pakistani relatives kidnapped if she talked to U.S. law enforcement authorities, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group. “Imran Awan threatened that he is very powerful and if I ever call the police again, [he] will … kidnap my family members back in Pakistan,” Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, claimed in the documents filed April 14 in Fairfax County, Va., in the case of Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company v. Abid A. Awan and Samina Ashraf Gilani. Imran Awan...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Spoofed as 'It' Clown in Ads Near Fox Studio

    04/23/2017 5:39:33 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 63 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 23, 2017 | Paul Bond
    Conservative street artist Sabo created the phony posters timed for Jenner's appearance during Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in Bill O'Reilly's previous time slot. A conservative street artist has appropriated Stephen King’s story It, only in this version, Caitlyn Jenner is portrayed as the evil clown. The artwork, in the form of posters and fake advertisements, showed up Sunday around the Los Angeles Fox News bureau and Fox studios, timed for Tucker Carlson’s interview of Jenner during his show Monday night — his debut in the time slot previously occupied by Bill O’Reilly. In the faux ads appearing on bus...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Wants ‘Boy Toy’ After Sex Change (looks for homosexual athlete to date-barf alert!)

    04/20/2017 2:38:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Radar Online ^ | April 20 2017 6:56 | James Vituscka
    Caitlyn Jenner already switched genders and now she’s gonna switch teams! Radar has exclusively learned that the 67-year-old transgendered reality star – who admitted in her upcoming memoir, The Secrets Of My Life, to having gender reassignment surgery in January – is telling friends that she’s ready to sex it up with Mr. Right! “Caitlyn is on the prowl for a hot young boytoy and she wants someone who is an athlete,” a pal told Radar. “She does not mind being a sugar mama and, in fact, she actually kind of wants that type of scenario!” As Radar has reported,...
  • Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT 'cowboys' ride into sunset

    04/11/2017 5:59:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 April 2017 | Anna Irrera
    Bill Hinshaw is not a typical 75-year-old. He divides his time between his family – he has 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildren – and helping U.S. companies avert crippling computer meltdowns. Hinshaw, who got into programming in the 1960s when computers took up entire rooms and programmers used punch cards, is a member of a dwindling community of IT veterans who specialize in a vintage programming language called COBOL.[snip] Experienced COBOL programmers can earn more than $100 an hour when they get called in to patch up glitches, rewrite coding manuals or make new systems work with old. For their customers...
  • Outraged Clowns Say ‘IT’ Trailer Stoking Anti-Clown Prejudice, Similar to Racism

    04/07/2017 1:46:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    heatst.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jonathan McAloon
    Professional clowns have complained that the viral trailer for the new film version of Stephen King’s IT is stoking anti-clown prejudice comparable to racism. Outraged members of the clowning community lamented that the remake of the 1990 horror series – a trailer for which has recently taken the internet by storm – is entrenching negative perceptions about them. The two-and-a-half-minute teaser broke after racking up 197 million views in just 24 hours. It’s safe to say lots of people are excited about the return of Pennywise the killer clown – but not clowns themselves.Interviewed for Mel Magazine, several professional...
  • Paul Ryan: House IT Scandal Probe Getting ‘Outside’ Help

    03/16/2017 6:47:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Luke Rosiac
    U.S. Capitol Police are getting “the kind of help they need from other sources” in their criminal investigation of five Pakistani former information technology aides to dozens of House Democrats, according to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. “I wont speak to the nature of their investigation, but they’re getting the kind of technical assistance they need to do that, this is under an active criminal investigation, their capabilities are pretty strong but they’re also able to go and get the kind of help they need from other sources,” the Wisconsin Republican said at the end of a late Wednesday...
  • I can't distinguish between angry and scared, anymore. (vanity)

    03/11/2017 10:01:46 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Youtube-FBN ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Youtube
    The more the scandals left by Obama are unraveling the more I am conflicted between anger and fear over what is in our future. It is bad enough (and not completely unexpected) to learn that Obama has been working harder to destroy our country that we thought. But, the depth of his support in the media is in my opinion, in need of far more exposure and very serious punishment.
  • Suspect in House Democrat IT Scandal ALSO Had Access to Leaked DNC Emails

    03/10/2017 5:13:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in February that three brothers who managed office IT for government officials were relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives. One of the brothers has a criminal record. Bill Clinton with Imran Awan The three brothers funneled House data to an external server. Now this… Imran Awan possessed the password to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s ipad when DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks.
  • House Staffers In Security Probe Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash

    03/08/2017 10:22:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Days before U.S. Capitol Police told House members that three Pakistani brothers who ran their computer networks may have stolen congressional data, their stepmother called Fairfax County, Virginia police to say the Democratic staffers were keeping her from her husband’s deathbed. A relative described her situation as being held in captivity for months while the brothers schemed to take their father’s life insurance and other assets. The brothers — who as IT professionals for Congress could read House members’ emails — allegedly used wiretapping devices on their own stepmother and threatened to abduct loved ones in Pakistan if she didn’t...
  • House Democrats fire IT staffers under investigation by Capitol Hill police

    03/02/2017 6:35:33 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2017 | by John Sexton
    Two IT staffers who have been under investigation by Capitol Hill police for a month were fired this week by two House Democrats. Politico reports: Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) confirmed to Politico that Hina Alvi’s last day as an IT support staffer in his office was Tuesday. Her husband, Imran Awan, was working for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as of Tuesday evening, but a spokeswoman for Fudge said midday Wednesday that Awan was no longer an employee. As of Wednesday, Awan was still working as a technology adviser for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), although he’s been blocked from accessing...
  • San Francisco university lays off IT workers, jobs head to India

    03/01/2017 12:05:24 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    Metro ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Rory Carroll, Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California, San Francisco on Tuesday laid off 49 information technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work to a company based in India, ending a year-long process that has brought the public university under fire. The university announced the plan last July as a way to save $30 million over five years. The University of California system, which includes health care and research-focused UCSF, has been struggling to raise revenue and cut expenses. Globalization and outsourcing have become hot-button political issues in the United States, as more employers cut costs by farming out work...
  • Another Major Democratic Email Scandal the News Media Is Ignoring

    02/24/2017 9:08:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    In the midst of allegations of Russian ties to the Trump administration and in the aftermath of the hacking of Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee emails, there is a new email scandal involving Democratic House members that could amount to a covert effort by foreign actors to penetrate the House of Representatives' computer system.According to the Daily Caller, three brothers who managed information technology (IT) for Democratic House members – Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan – were suspended on February 2, 2017 for serious misconduct, including accessing the computer accounts of House members without their knowledge and stealing equipment...