WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Friday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) said it had been the victim of a cyber intrusion while media reported that a computer system used by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was hacked in a separate attack. "This administration has been very clear that all tools are going to be on the table whether it's the terrorism approach to identify, detect and disrupt threats to the United States, similarly we've taken that approach in the cyber realm," Lisa Monaco told the Aspen Security Forum on Saturday. © AP Photo / Matt SlocumWikiLeaks Releases Hacked Audio of Beleaguered US Democratic Party VoicemailsThe assistant refused to comment on the recent attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), currently investigated by the FBI. Last week, the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks published almost 20,000 pages of hacked DNC emails compromising the … [Read more...] about US to Use ‘All Tools’ Available to Respond to Cyberattacks – Homeland Security
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Judiciary Committee makes impeachment a reality After nearly a month of hearings and contentious debate, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee moved to approve articles impeachment of President Trump, moving the impeachment process into full gear. The votes Friday fell along party lines, passing 23 to 17. "Today is a solemn and sad day. For the third time in a little over a century and a half, the House Judiciary Committee has voted articles of impeachment against the president — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House will act expeditiously," Nadler said in a brief statement to reporters after the vote. The full House of Representatives will move to vote on the articles -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- sometime next week, making it all but certain that Mr. Trump will become the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. The White House slammed the move by the House panel, calling it a "desperate charade of an … [Read more...] about This week on “Face the Nation,” December 15, 2019: Graham, Durbin, Lighthizer
Senior Community Constable Waylon Johncock has spoken for the first time about the video that caused national outrage after it emerged on social media in October. In a letter addressed to members of the South Australian Far West Coast Aboriginal community, Sen-Const. Johncock says he can now clearly see “raw content can be offensive to anyone” unfamiliar with traditional hunting practices. The letter, published exclusively by NITV News, details how Johncock’s family has been “under attack from the outside world” and “received hundreds of death threats”. “Some of these threats have been targeted at my family but the most disturbing of all were the ones written and targeted at my children,” he wrote in the letter. “In relation to the wombat matter, it was never my intention to cause anyone distress. Waylon Johncock holding a wombat.Source:Supplied “I completely agree with our traditional elders that the footage should … [Read more...] about SA Police officer Waylon Johncock apologises for stoning a wombat to death in video that caused national outrage
Congress is tasked with answering two questions: Did President Trump abuse his power, and did he obstruct Congress? If the full House decides that either answer is yes, he will be the third U.S. president to be impeached. The first charge relates to his dealings in Ukraine. He is accused of withholding U.S. military aid and a White House visit from Ukraine unless its president announced two investigations that would benefit his reelection campaign: one into Burisma, a Ukrainian company that employed the son of Mr. Trump's 2020 rival, Joe Biden, and another into unfounded claims that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election to help Mr. Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. The second charge relates to his response to the impeachment inquiry. Mr. Trump blocked evidence from being released and witnesses from testifying to Congress. He argues that his senior advisers have "absolute immunity" from congressional subpoenas — a claim a federal judge recently refuted. Here are the … [Read more...] about The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Trump. Here’s what happens next.
After months of scandals around the security camera Ring and its controversial partnerships with law enforcement, perhaps it was inevitable that the Amazon-owned company would face a far more common sort of scandal for sellers of internet-connected consumer surveillance devices: They can be hacked. After an extremely creepy incident in which hackers cracked a Ring camera inside a child's bedroom and used it to talk to three young girls, it's clear that Ring doesn't just raise questions over how consumers should share their devices' surveillance data with the police. It's also a quintessential example of the broader problem of people putting insecure internet-of-things devices into their most private spaces. And Ring wasn't the only one caught up in a child surveillance scandal lately. So was Toys "R" Us, which is back after its bankruptcy and stood accused of surveilling children after reports about its use of high-tech sensors to track shoppers around stores. The company behind those … [Read more...] about Security News This Week: 15 Million Iranian Bank Accounts Were Breached