FBI, ICE plunder DMV driver database ‘gold mine’ for facial recognition scans

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are exploiting state DMV records for facial recognition data without the knowledge or permission of drivers. Georgetown Law researchers, together with the Washington Post, have obtained facial recognition requests, Read More …

FBI warning: Foreign spies using social media to target government contractors

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has sent a warning to private sector partners about foreign intelligence services using social media accounts to target and recruit employees with US government clearance. “FIS [foreign intelligence services] officers will use popular US-based Read More …

Man Arrested While Trying To Buy Explosives To Attack Times Square, Police Sources Say

A man has been arrested after authorities say he was plotted to detonate explosive devices in Manhattan’s Times Square. Police sources tell CBS2 that the suspect was taken into custody by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes both the Read More …

Ex-US Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the United States. The U.S. Justice Department said Witt, 39, assembled dossiers Read More …

FBI arrest Isil supporter who planned to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

An American supporter of the Islamic State has been arrested after he plotted to blow a hole in the White House with an anti-tank rocket and storm the building. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, from the town of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested by Read More …

Hazmat team combs raided apartment in Niagara Falls after FBI agents get sick

A Niagara County hazmat team and police from at least two agencies swarmed a unit at the Packard Court Apartments in Niagara Falls Wednesday after several members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force got sick in the wake of Read More …

‘London Blue’ Fraud Group Targets Financial Services Industry

The group is carrying out targeted financial scams on a large scale, with a hit list of 35,000 chief financial officers in the UK, the US and elsewhere A hacking group called “London Blue” has gathered a list of some Read More …

Marriott: FBI investigating after up to 500m guest records exposed in Starwood hotel database breach

The FBI is investigating after the details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed when a reservation database was breached. Owner Marriott said luxury London landmarks, such as Park Lane Sheraton Grand, Westbury Mayfair and Read More …