Preinstalled software discovered on some Android smartphones covertly monitors users, transmitting all text messages and location information to China every 72 hours, according to U.S.-based security contractors.
Each of the 50 states has reportedly reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for help with security at the polls, amid increased worries about Election Day hacks.
The Obama administration has confirmed a large surge of illegal immigrants along America’s southern border less than a month before the presidential election that has thrust the issue onto the national stage.
Half of the states in the country have sought help from the Obama administration in efforts to stop potential election hackers, Politico reports.
Department of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson informed Americans on Wednesday that the country is likely to suffer more domestic terror attacks, warning that the department cannot make all threats “a priority” and that the likelihood of an extremist “attack is still there,” despite the department’s best efforts.
Johnson, speaking at the Atlantic magazine ideas forum, admitted that DHS sees a range of threats on the homeland, but “can’t say everything is a priority.” He was unable to provide any firm figure quantifying the number of attacks that could be faced in the upcoming months.
Russian hackers breached a state election network in Arizona, a state official said Monday night.
The White House announced Friday that President Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday to see the destruction left from historic flooding that has devastated the state.
Authorities are investigating a Department of Homeland Security employee with a top-secret clearance after he was caught bringing a gun, knife, infrared camera, pepper spray, and handcuffs into the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., CBS News reported Wednesday.