18 May 2020

Secret Service Warns of “Massive” Unemployment Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service has issued an alert regarding large-scale unemployment fraud relating to the Covid-19 crisis and targeting state unemployment insurance programs. 

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10 Jan 2019

Here’s How DHS Expects Cyberattackers to Target Emergency Services

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an analytic graphic detailing how it expects cyber attacks against the Emergency Services Sector could be conducted.

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26 Jun 2018

DHS Warns Russia Can Take Down US Infrastructure

The Russian government likely has the ability to engage in disruptive and destructive attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure.

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04 May 2018

U.S. Executives Warned of China Hacking Threat Following Trump Tariffs

A new report from the U.S. State Department Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC) warns U.S. executives of an increased threat of cyber espionage as a result of trade tariffs being imposed by the Trump Administration. The report notes that “some experts believe that one side effect of this simmering trade dispute

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30 Mar 2017

Iranian Presidential Elections: Suppressing Dissension through Cyber

Introduction During the next months leading up to Iran’s Presidential elections on 17 May, Iranians will see an increase in cyber espionage leveraged against their systems and accounts. This increase will especially target politically active citizens as well as prolific and politically vocal Iranian-Americans abroad. These attempts by Iran’s intelligence

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09 Feb 2017

DHS report on how terrorists will target sporting events

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an intelligence assessment (dated 2 February 2017) on the potential techniques and tactics that terrorists could use to target sporting events. The report is based upon detailed analysis of sporting event attacks overseas. The report’s key judgements note that: “Five separate

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06 Dec 2016

US Foreign Policy: A Strategic Approach towards China Concerning the DPRK

Last week, a task force assembled by the Council on Foreign Affairs released a report on the current North Korea situation facing the U.S. and its regional allies. The report was conducted following the regime’s unprecedented number of ballistic and nuclear grade missile testing within a single year and its leader’s increasingly

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11 Oct 2016

Inside ISIS’s English-Language Magazine

With the slow but steady recovery ISIS-held lands across Iraq and Syria, analysts are warning of a surge in ISIS-inspired attacks across Europe and the US as the terrorist group changes tactics. The latest magazine from Al Hayat Media Center, the ISIS media wing, confirms this shift in emphasis with

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06 Oct 2016

DHS Warns of Regional Power Outages Associated with Hurricane Matthew

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a FOUO warning regarding expected wide-spread regional power outages as a result of Hurricane Matthew coming ashore in Florida. According to DHS, there is a 51 to 100 percent electric power outage zone that contains 34 electric generating stations, 279 substations, and 1

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04 Oct 2016

DHS Issues Alert on U.S. Election Hacking

The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an Intelligence Assessment on the Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities to U.S. Election Infrastructure. The report, which primarily downplays the risk of hacking election systems appears to conflict with recent FBI Director testimony stating that at least 20 states have been electronically

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