USB sticks infect two power plants with malware

A US power plant was recently hit by a virus thanks to an infected USB stick, a report from the Department of Homeland Security has revealed.

DHS wants robotic tuna

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  is charged with protecting all borders of our country from all threats. 

How to spoof and 'jack a UAV

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have successfully demonstrated how the GPS signals of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be commandeered by hackers. 

US pipelines targeted in cyber attack

The US Department of Homeland Security warns that an ongoing cyber campaign is targeting natural gas infrastructure across the country. 

The DHS surveillance of OccupyWallStreet

New documents obtained by WikiLeaks indicate that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) routinely monitored OccupyWallStreet (OWS) activities and protests as they spread across more than 70 cities.

DHS could seize networks under new cyber law

A revised draft version of a circulating cyber security bill could grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wide-reaching powers if the legislation is ultimately approved.

DHS steps up Internet monitoring

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now "monitoring" a number of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks, the HuffPo, Drudge, JihadWatch and Wired Danger Room.

Should the DHS assume control of the electric grid?

A new report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recommends that a federal agency such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assume control over the US electric grid.

Feds deny water utility hack

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI have rebuffed reports that hackers were responsible for damaging a pump at an Illinois water utility facility.

Hackers destroy water pump in SCADA attack

An unknown team of hackers recently destroyed a pump owned by a US water utility after accessing the industrial control system used to operate its machinery.

DHS failed to get permission for 'Minority Report' field trial

The Department of Homeland Security is testing a program that aims to identify criminals - before they've committed a crime.

Pentagon bolsters vulnerable cyber perimeter

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving to help protect a number of U.S. defense contractors from cyber attacks.

Senior cybersecurity official resigns

The head of the organization responsible for defending US governemnt networks against cyberattacks has resigned suddenly and without any explanation.

Pentagon says cyber perimeter must be reinforced

The Pentagons says the United States must reinforce its cyber perimeter to more effectively counter the digital threat posed by terrorist groups and rogue states.

PC components sometimes preloaded with malware, says official

Congress has been warned that imported software and hardware components are being deliberately infected with spyware and malware.

TSA warns bombs can be implanted into bodies

Hmm. I wish I could say I didn't see this one coming, I really do. But I suppose it is the next logical step for would-be terrorists intent on blowing up airplanes. 

Most hacking attacks easily avoidable, says government report

Most of the last year's high profile hacking attacks could easily have been avoided, according to a Federal study.

Pentagon details "cyber pilot" initiative

The Pentagon has released details of its latest cyber security initiative.

WikiLeaks supporter sues DHS over laptop seizure

A prominent WikiLeaks supporter is suing the U.S. government for unlawfully seizing and copying the contents of his laptop at an international airport after returning from Mexico.

Mozilla refuses DHS request to ban redirection add-on

Mozilla is resisting an attempt from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to force it to remove an add-on called MafiaaFire Redirector.