Social media giant Facebook has deactivated thousands of what it says are fraudulent accounts created in China to influence U.S. politics and bilateral relations, according to a new investigative report by Facebook parent company Meta.
Homeland & Cybersecurity
The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.
Meta is putting retooled artificial intelligence systems in charge of policing political content on Facebook and Instagram before next year’s elections, changing the way content gets amplified or hidden online.
The websites of two government ministries in Bahrain briefly became inaccessible Tuesday night after a cyberattack took them down, purportedly over the island kingdom’s stance on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Stopping America’s enemies from using software and artificial intelligence tools however they wish will prove more challenging than restricting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, according to Ambassador Nathaniel C. Fick.
With less than two months until the end of the year, the Biden administration is running out of time to win the reauthorization of a spy program it says is vital to preventing terrorism, catching spies and disrupting cyberattacks.
Iran is more likely to admit launching a cyberattack to devastate American business than other adversaries such as China and Russia, according to cybersecurity expert Mark Montgomery.
A House bill would provide billions for rural telecommunications companies to replace telecom equipment from Chinese Communist Party-linked tech giants over spying concerns.
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers have signed on to a draft letter prodding the Biden administration to declare a deportation amnesty for Palestinians already in the U.S., The Washington Times has learned.
Twenty-five Japanese nationals suspected of involvement in a cyberscam operation based in Cambodia were deported to Japan on Wednesday, said Gen. Khieu Sopheak, a spokesperson for Cambodia’s Interior Ministry.
An influential coalition of liberal and conservative lawmakers said Tuesday that they would try to block the renewal of the government’s chief spying tool unless the intelligence agencies agree to new rules requiring warrants before peering into Americans’ communications.
Efforts to block Palestinians from reaching the U.S. as immigrants or refugees are intensifying on Capitol Hill, where Republicans say the country must resist pressure to welcome people fleeing the Israel-Hamas war.
Security threat: U.S. military personnel’s personal data is easy to buy at low cost, researchers say
Sensitive data on U.S. military personnel is easily acquired from data brokers hawking health, financial and other private information that could be used for blackmail, according to Duke University researchers.
Powerful artificial intelligence models are easier to exploit than people know, and generative tools are not ready for prime time in the military, according to Defense Department officials.
President Biden’s blurring of the line between the public and private sector in cyberspace has Republicans worried the administration’s future digital security policies will jeopardize online freedoms.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak are set to join delegates Thursday at a U.K. summit focused on containing risks from rapid advances in cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
Vice President Kamala Harris in the U.K. on Wednesday declared that the Biden administration would lead in setting international rules for artificial intelligence to control the way the tech is used worldwide.
The Associated Press news website experienced an outage that appeared to be consistent with a denial-of-service attack, a federal criminal act that involves flooding a site with data in order to overwhelm it and knock it offline.
Sen. Josh Hawley unloaded on Alejandro Mayorkas Tuesday after the Homeland Security secretary said he has not fired the pro-Hamas employee who worked at his department and declined to tell Congress what kind of cases she handled as an asylum officer.
U.S. regulators on Monday sued SolarWinds, a Texas-based technology company whose software was breached in a massive 2020 Russian cyberespionage campaign, for fraud for failing to disclose security deficiencies ahead of the stunning hack.
Two New York hospitals that were hit with a cyberattack have resumed admitting emergency patients after shutting down their computer systems to investigate, hospital officials said.
Zhang Hongliang, a former restaurant manager in central China, took various gigs in and outside China to support his family after losing his job during the COVID-19 pandemic.