Washington: US intelligence officials are frustrated that the Russian government is withholding information about threats to Olympic venues coming from inside Russia, several lawmakers said on talk shows on Sunday.
“We aren’t getting the kind of cooperation that we’d like from the Russians in terms of their internal threats,” Representative Adam Schiff, a Democatic member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Fox News Sunday.
“It means that we’re less effective in protecting our people, and that’s a frustration,” Mr Schiff said. Continue reading
The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called “deeply alarming.”
The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided “limited material support” to terror groups to be considered for entry into the U.S. Continue reading
He had also previously said around March of this year that the Muslim Brotherhood is no threat in the U.S.. More alarming information on Mohamed Elibiary, who has a pivotal role in the DHS, can be found at The Clarion Project:
Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, is under fire for tweeting that America is “an Islamic country,” reported the Washington Free Beacon. Continue reading
Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August. After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.” When Gilbert rushed in, he discovered the voice was coming from his baby monitor and that whoever had taken control of it was also able to manipulate the camera. Gilbert immediately unplugged the monitor but not before the hacker had a chance to call him a moron. Continue reading
KGUN9-TV reports the following:
NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) -The feds’ are exercising eminent domain along the Mexico border– buying up property- but paying very little for it. Landowners in Santa Cruz county are livid.
“A man’s home is his castle,” said Tony Sedgwick, the co-owner and manager of Carmencita Ranch. “We’ve owned that since the 1950′s.”
“They have taken the choicest part of my land,” he said. Continue reading
For further information on SCADAs, please see the following Global Geopolitics entries that were ahead of the curve:
- Security backdoor found in China-made US military chip
- UPDATE 3: U.S. probes cyber attack on water system
“Red Dragon Rising: Communist China’s Military Threat to America” from 1999 is a highly recommended read. The United States is in more vulnerable than most people know, and longer than most people would have thought.
Cyberspies linked to China’s military targeted nearly two dozen US natural gas pipeline operators over a recent six-month period, stealing information that could be used to sabotage US gas pipelines, according to a restricted US government report and a source familiar with the government investigation.
From December 2011 through June 2012, cyberspies targeted 23 gas pipeline companies with e-mails crafted to deceive key personnel into clicking on malicious links or file attachments that let the attackers slip into company networks, says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report.
The report does not mention China, but the digital signatures of the attacks have been identified by independent cybersecurity researchers as belonging to a particular espionage group recently linked to China’s military.
The confluence of these factors – along with the sensitive operational and technical details that were stolen – make the cyberbreaches perhaps among the most serious so far, some experts say. The stolen information could give an adversary all the insider knowledge necessary to blow up not just a few compressor stations but perhaps many of them simultaneously, effectively holding the nation’s gas infrastructure hostage. Nearly 30 percent of the nation’s power grid now relies on natural gas generation.
“This theft of key information is about hearing the footsteps get closer and closer,” says William Rush, a retired scientist formerly with the Gas Technology Institute who chaired the effort to create a cybersecurity standard applicable to the gas pipeline industry.
“Anyone can blow up a gas pipeline with dynamite. But with this stolen information, if I wanted to blow up not one, but 1,000 compressor stations, I could,” he adds. “I could put the attack vectors in place, let them sit there for years, and set them all off at the same time. I don’t have to worry about getting people physically in place to do the job, I just pull the trigger with one mouse click.” Continue reading
A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA’s Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell FoxNews.com.
Documents obtained by FoxNews.com, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a “secret grand jury” was to be convened in February 2011 to hear testimony from informants in the case, including a senior NASA engineer. But federal prosecutor Gary Fry was removed from the case, which was then transferred from one office in the Northern District of California to another where, according to the documents, “this case now appears to be stalled.”
“The information is staggering,” the whistle-blower told FoxNews.com. Continue reading
Air Force’s Air Defense Radar Systems along U.S./Mexico Border will SHUTDOWN on March 15th, 2013
On January 17th, 2013, Exelis Systems Corporation sent out an email (see email below) to all of its employees informing them that on March 15th, 2013 all TARS Air Defense Mission Operations will permanently cease. These TARS Air Defense sites were under the control of the United States Air Force. On January 15th, 2013, the Air Force informed Exelis (the defense contractor running the TARS sites) that the TARS sites will be shut down. Exelis tried to then negotiate with the Department of Homeland Security to see if they would take over the vital project, but it seems as though those negotiations have failed.
What does this mean? Continue reading
Iran steps up cyber attacks on U.S. financial institutions
Iran is continuing aggressive cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions and officials say the U.S. government has failed to take steps to halt the electronic strikes. Continue reading
DHS warns about new ‘watering hole’ cyber attack vulnerability as a high-tech firm also reportedly is hit
The Department of Homeland Security warned Internet Explorer users this week about a new software flaw used in remote cyber attacks as Microsoft issued an advisory on the embattled browser’s software hole.
The response followed reports in the Free Beacon revealing that hackers linked to China attacked the Council on Foreign Relations website and used it as a watering hole for a sophisticated cyberespionage attack. Continue reading
The presidential campaign has featured plenty of talk about terrorism in the Middle East, but one lawmaker is warning that the federal government is ignoring a growing Hezbollah presence in Mexico, with the Lebanese terror group increasingly joining forces with drug cartels.
One report shows hundreds of thousands of Middle Easterners living in Mexico, and a small percentage of them may be radicals using routes established by drug networks to sneak into the U.S. Continue reading
Michael Savage shared disturbing news reports of federal agencies stocking up on hollow-point bullets, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of rounds.
He wondered why the Obama administration is so eager to help government employees stock up on ammunition, as well as why the average American isn’t up in arms over these revelations.
“Federal agencies are trying to tamp down speculation over their hollow-point ammo purchases,” Savage explained to listeners, adding:
Why does the Social Security Administration suddenly need 174,000 rounds of .357 hollow-point pistol ammo?
A message on the official blog for the Social Security inspector general says, “Our special agents need to be armed and trained appropriately.”
To do what? So that if senior citizens riot when their benefits are cut, they can always gun them down like in South Africa?
We’re hearing that the National Weather Service also bought hollow-point ammo. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just purchased 46,000 rounds of such ammunition.
What sane citizenry on earth would not be alarmed when they read that a criminal organization like the Obama administration is arming every agency to the teeth with hollow-point ammunition?
Why would any government need hollow-point bullets in any case?
You don’t need them for target practice. When you shoot at a piece of paper you don’t need a bullet that expands inside a body and tears up organs.
Nobody has an answer. You’ll never get an answer from the Department of Homeland Security.
That sorority house is not in business to help you. They’re in business to keep you in line.
Full article: Michael Savage: ‘Why is Obama arming federal agencies with hollow-point bullets?’ (Michael Savage)