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  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. Earlier this month, United Parcel Service said it found infected computers in 51 stores.

  • Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

  • BOSTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.

  • BOSTON, July 31- The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security warned retailers about a type of malicious software attacking point-of-sales systems, dubbed "Backoff", that it said is undetectable by most types of anti-virus software.

  • July 30- Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers.

  • U.S. arrests Russian in hacking of retail systems Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 7- U.S. authorities have arrested a Russian man accused of hacking into American retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data from 2009 to 2011, officials said on Monday. The Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 30, on Saturday, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday.

  • BOSTON, May 20- A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Merkel: Work of intelligence indispensable     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses U.S. intelligence services, and its role in fighting terrorism.

  • Microsoft works to fix IE security flaw     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Department of Homeland Security advises people to avoid using the Internet Explorer browser until a security flaw is fixed. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • US: Stay away from Internet Explorer until bug fixed Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month.

  • BOSTON, April 28- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

  • 15-year-old stowaway raises security questions     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Authorities are looking at how a teenager got onto the tarmac of San Jose's airport and into the wheel well of a jet that flew to Hawaii.

  • GOVT ASKS ORGANIZATIONS TO REPORT ANY HEARTBLEED-RELATED ATTACKS TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

  • Suspected Russian spyware 'Turla' attacks Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Security researchers suspect a Russian, state-run malware known as Turla is behind attacks on government computers in Europe and the United States.

  • How to invest in global security     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sarj Nahal, equity strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, talks about how to invest in the growing global safety and security space.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports from the White House where President Obama and French President Francois Hollande are holding a joint news conference on various issues including Syria.

  • Pres. Obama: Committed to global privacy rights     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    President Obama addresses issues with surveillance and advancing technology.

  • Pres. Obama: Horrendous situation in Syria     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    President Obama says Syria is one of his administration's highest national security priorities. He discusses the objectives of the Geneva Conference.

  • Protecting America's power grid     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Frank Gaffney, President of Center for Security Policy, provides insight on the vulnerable American electric grid, and homeland security's role protecting them.