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  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday it planned to review requests by three Middle Eastern airlines still under a laptop ban to have the restrictions lifted. The agency will assess airlines from Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt in coming weeks to see if they have introduced security measures to allow the ban to be removed at...

  • July 7- The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is helping U.S. firms defend against a hacking campaign that targeted power companies including at least one nuclear plant, saying the attacks have not impacted electricity generation or the grid. News of the attacks surfaced a week ago when Reuters reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and...

  • July 7- The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is helping U.S. firms defend against a hacking campaign that targeted nuclear plants and power companies, saying the attacks have not impacted power production or the grid. News of the attacks surfaced a week ago when Reuters reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of...

  • TORONTO, June 30- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation this week privately warned American businesses about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear, energy and manufacturing sectors, according to a report by the agencies. Hackers used tainted "phishing" emails to "harvest credentials" so they could gain access to...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Airlines that do not comply with a new U.S. directive for enhanced security measures on inbound international flights could have their certificates to operate flights to the country revoked, a high-ranking U.S. Department of Homeland Security official said on Thursday. The official confirmed that the new security requirements, announced on...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Airlines that do not comply with a U.S. directive for enhanced security measures on inbound international flights risk fines, losing access to U.S. airspace and having their certificates to operate flights to the country revoked, a high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official said on Thursday.

  • BERLIN, June 29- Airports, airlines and passengers are likely to bear significant costs from new security measures on flights to the United States, European airports association ACI Europe said on Thursday. The measures, announced on Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security and applicable to all commercial flights to the United States, include...

  • BERLIN, June 29- Significant costs are expected to be incurred from new security measures on flights to the United States, which will likely be borne by airports, airlines and passengers, European airports association ACI Europe said on Thursday. The measures, announced on Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security and applicable to all commercial...

  • FBI, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SECTOR-SPECIFIC AGENCIES WORKING WITH PARTNERS TO RESPOND TO CYBER ATTACK- NSC SPOKESWOMAN.

  • *Wave of disruption started in Russia and Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 27- A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. technical experts will hold more talks in Brussels next week in an effort to avert expanding a ban on in-cabin large electronics like laptops to airports in Europe and other regions, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said on Thursday. The United States is driving an effort that aims to raise worldwide "routine aviation...

  • PARIS, June 19- Qatar Airways is in the process of asking the U.S. department of Homeland Security to visit its hub in Doha and carry out an audit of security at the airport in light of the restrictions on large electronics devices in cabins, the carrier's CEO said. "I am sure that the Department of Transport and Homeland Security will revisit this," Akbar al Baker told...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- American Airlines and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday they were testing a new high-definition airport screening device that could allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops in carry-on luggage during screening and potentially avoid new restrictions on in-cabin electronics.

  • The joint warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that "cyber actors of the North Korean government," referred to in the report as "Hidden Cobra," had targeted the media, aerospace and financial sectors, as well as critical infrastructure, in the United States and globally. The alert warned that North Korea...

  • The joint alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that "cyber actors of the North Korean government," referred to in the report as "Hidden Cobra," had targeted the media, aerospace and financial sectors, as well as critical infrastructure, in the United States and globally. The alert warned that North Korea...

  • The joint alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that "cyber actors of the North Korean government" had targeted the media, aerospace and financial sectors, as well as critical infrastructure, in the United States and globally. The cyber firm Symantec Corp said last month it was "highly likely" that a...

  • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS WORKING WITH RESEARCHERS, INDUSTRY FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF MALWARE THAT ATTACKS ELECTRIC GRID.

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- The U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday it is stepping up efforts to root out potential fraud in its visa programs for foreign workers, a move that will include increases in both civil investigations as well as criminal referrals. The U.S. Labor Department and Department of Homeland Security each play a role in reviewing the applications for...

  • "I think the greater risk is 40 or 50 laptops in the hold," said Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew. In March, the U.S. government imposed restrictions on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from 10 airports, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering an expansion of a ban on laptops...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 30- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is still considering an expansion of a ban on laptops and other large electronics in airline cabins after Secretary John Kelly spoke to European officials on Tuesday, a department spokesman said. Lapan said that "Secretary Kelly affirmed he will implement any and all measures necessary to...