On Sept. 1, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the launch of the first phase of its Body-Worn Camera Program that requires department law enforcement personnel to use body-worn cameras (BWCs) during pre-planned law enforcement operations. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix and Detroit Field Divisions have officially begun using BWCs during these pre-planned operations. Over the course […]
The FBI has released Hate Crime Statistics, 2020, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The 2020 data, submitted by 15,136 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a new pilot program called “Operation Flashpoint” to build awareness in communities across the U.S. about how to prevent bomb attacks. At the pilot’s launch at Revell Ace Hardware in Clinton, Miss., on June 30, CISA […]
Despite the presence of cameras, time-controlled safes, and even armed and unarmed security officers, the number of convenience store, gas station, and retail store robberies continues to rise from year to year.
Right after the events of 9/11, the U.S. government began asking its citizens to help in the War on Terrorism by following a security mantra that is well-known today: “If You See Something, Say Something.” This advisory is designed to assist and support local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities by serving as extra sets […]
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has issued a warning directing employers to be on the alert for e-mail phishing scams that target their online payroll accounts. Cybercriminals are using these e-mails to capture employees’ log-in credentials, the FBI explained in a September 18 public service announcement (I-091818-PSA). Once the cybercriminal obtains an employee’s credentials, […]
In 2017, NSA contractor Reality Winner went to great lengths to expose classified documents detailing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. While Winner’s methods were sound, the journalist who published the piece inadvertently outed her identity by including a scanned copy of the printed documents.
Sometimes, security-related stories make headlines that are too absurd to ignore. This week, there were two. Since it’s Friday, let’s have a weird news roundup.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 started and ended with a bang for cybersecurity experts tasked with protecting the Internet of Things (IoT). That morning, researchers from Cisco Talos released a report detailing a recent malware threat that targeted at least 500,000 networking devices globally. According to the researchers the threat, named VPNFilter, had been quietly building […]
In a failed attempt to emulate hacking from 80s movies (see War Games and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), an Ypsilanti, Michigan man will find himself behind bars for a while. In December 2017, Konrad Voits, 27, plead guilty to hacking into the Washtenaw County Jail’s system to change the release date of a friend who […]