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  • President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint retired Marine Corps General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Mattis is a retired Marine general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a...

  • President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint retired Marine Corps General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Mattis is a retired Marine general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a...

  • President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint retired Marine Corps General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Mattis is a retired Marine general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a...

  • President-elect Donald Trump greets Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, at the clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.

    While posing for a photo with the president-elect, Kris Kobach accidentally divulged Department of Homeland Security plans.

  • A man casts his electronic ballot at a polling station in Washington, D.C., on November 6, 2012. Fears that cybercriminals will try to interfere in the upcoming election have increased due to recent hacks of the DNC.

    Officials are on alert and say steps are being taken to prepare for worst-case scenarios, NBC News reports.

  • Obama administration officials sought to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter new types of cyberattacks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Obama administration officials sought on Monday to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter new types of cyber attacks such as the one Friday that rendered Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and dozens of other major websites unavailable. The Department of Homeland Security said it had held a conference call with 18 major...

  • The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they were...

  • Dyn, whose customers include some of the world's most widely visited websites, said it did not know who was responsible for the outages that began in the Eastern United States, and then spread to other parts of the country and overseas. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week issued a warning about this powerful new approach, noting it was concerned...

  • It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the outages that began in the Eastern United States, and then spread to other parts of the country and Western Europe. They included CNN, HBO Now, Mashable, the New York Times, People.com, the Wall Street Journal and Yelp. U.S. officials told Reuters that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal...

  • Oct 21- Cyber attacks targeting the internet infrastructure provider Dyn disrupted service on major sites such as Twitter and Spotify on Friday, mainly affecting users on the U.S. East Coast. Officials told Reuters that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were both investigating. The disruptions come at a time of...

  • Oct 21- Cyber attacks targeting the internet infrastructure provider Dyn disrupted service on major sites such as Twitter and Spotify on Friday, mainly affecting users on the U.S. East Coast. It was not immediately clear who was responsible and Gillian Christensen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the agency was "investigating all potential...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking into "all potential causes" of an attack on internet infrastructure provider Dyn that caused widespread disruptions, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Friday.

  • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS INVESTIGATING' ALL POTENTIAL CAUSES' OF ATTACK ON INTERNET PROVIDER DYN- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • Oct 21- Service of some major internet sites was disrupted for several hours on Friday morning as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned on Oct. 14 that hackers were infecting routers, printers, smart TVs and other connected devices...

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

    The former secretary of state criticizes WikiLeaks for enabling Russian hackers and their attempts to interfere in the election.

  • An electronic voting booth stands at a polling station inside Our Savior Lutheran Church during the South Carolina.

    Donald Trump's recent claims about a "rigged" election shine a spotlight on the nation's voting infrastructure.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Officials said they are "confident" that the Russian government directed those attacks on American political organizations.

  • Trump about building walls, Clinton about bridges: Adm. James Stavridis

    Admiral James Stavridis, Tufts' Fletcher School dean, discusses national security and the difference in political styles between the two candidates.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday the United States was cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants illegally crossing the southern U.S. border. Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen all were pressed on a range of security...