WASHINGTON, May 18- Cybersecurity professionals know a myriad of ways hackers can try to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure or infiltrate corporations to steal or spy, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.
U.S. banks, Internet service providers and security companies "have had trouble keeping up with the recent DDoS attacks that have had the sophistication and the level of resources that a nation-state entity like Iran can devote to them," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told Reuters.
WASHINGTON, May 16- Nobody is safe in the digital world and even the smartest minds in the cybersecurity world constantly struggle to fend off hackers in their personal lives.
With top intelligence officials warning that cyber attacks have replaced terrorism as the leading threat against the United States, the White House and lawmakers have spent months discussing how to improve the flow of information between the government and the private sector.
WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. government will use classified information about software vulnerabilities for the first time to protect companies outside of the military industrial complex, top officials told Reuters this week.
NEW YORK, May 14- A seventh defendant pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges he participated in a global ATM heist that stole $45 million from two Middle East banks. Elvis Rodriguez, 24, was accused of being a member of a "casher" crew that withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars in New York as part of the heist.
WASHINGTON, May 14- A global ATM heist targeting two Middle Eastern banks that came to light last week is an example of how easily financial crimes can be committed and coordinated in cyberspace, U.S. The prosecutors did not name the two companies but said one was based in India and the other in the United States.
*UAE would pay up to 80 percent of the operating costs. The United States has pre-clearance centers at 15 locations in Canada, Aruba, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Ireland, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
WASHINGTON, May 10- An agreement to extend U.S. customs pre-clearance operations to Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates has drawn criticism from a group of U.S. senators, who are pressing for more information on the pact.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed on Thursday that the FBI was searching for people seen on a video taken near the finish line. "There is some video that has raised the question of those that the FBI would like to speak with," Napolitano said in Congressional testimony on Thursday. "
BOSTON, April 18- President Barack Obama told a memorial service for the Boston bombing victims that "we will find" whoever carried out the attack that killed three people as investigators search for two men seen on a video of the scene shortly before the blasts. Not here in Boston, "Obama said at the memorial on Thursday.
*Bomb fragments being reconstructed at FBI laboratory. President Barack Obama, who will travel to Boston on Thursday for a memorial service, called the bombings an "act of terror" on Tuesday, while cities across the United States heightened security.
*Obama going to Boston on Thursday for memorial service. President Barack Obama, who will travel to Boston on Thursday for a memorial service, on Tuesday called the bombings an "act of terror" and police said parts of central Boston could be closed for days.
*No additional bombs found in Boston, other U.S. cities watchful. President Barack Obama called the two bombings at the marathon finish line an "act of terror" and police said parts of central Boston could be closed for days as they investigated the blasts that maimed several people who lost legs above the knee.
WASHINGTON, April 11- After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators aims to roll out a comprehensive immigration bill on Tuesday, giving President Barack Obama new hope that one of his top priorities for 2013 will advance in Congress.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- The U.S. government is expanding a cybersecurity program that scans Internet traffic headed into and out of defense contractors to include far more of the country's private, civilian-run infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, March 4- Tension over the U.S. fiscal crisis eased on Monday as President Barack Obama called more opposition lawmakers to find a way to stop $85 billion in damaging budget cuts and congressional Republicans announced a plan to prevent a government shutdown.
Just three days into the $85 billion of automatic "sequester" cuts, Republicans in the House of Representatives turned their attention to the next fiscal deadline: the March 27 expiration of funding for government agencies and programs.
The sequester may have many Americans experiencing longer delays in major airports across the U.S. due to hiring freezes and overtime elimination.
*Napolitano says long security lines in Chicago, L.A., Atlanta. Napolitano said mandatory spending cuts ordered on Friday by President Barack Obama have led to the elimination of overtime for Transportation Security Administration officers and customs agents.