WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The disclosure early this year
of a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a
series of hacking attacks has failed to halt the cyber
intrusions, a U.S. computer security company and congressional
advisory panel said on Wednesday.
A report by the cybersecurity company Mandiant in February
identified the People’s Liberation Army’s Shanghai-based Unit
61398 as the most likely culprit in hacking attacks on a wide
range of industries. China’s Defense Ministry denied the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senators on Thursday questioned the government’s security clearance process, calling it “shocking” that investigators doing a security check on accused Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis did not consult police records before giving him clearance.
In a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, senators peppered administration officials to explain how “secret-level” clearances could be given without having to check police records even if the applicant for clearance had an arrest history.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security
Agency director on Tuesday defended the spy agency as acting
within legal boundaries, amid a public uproar which has grown
from anger over the collection of Americans’ phone and email
records to outrage over spying on European allies.
General Keith Alexander offered an impassioned defense of
the beleaguered intelligence agency, telling the House of
Representatives Intelligence Committee that the NSA is focused
on preventing attacks on Americans and allies, and operates
under strict oversight.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a congressional hearing weeks ago, the public uproar was over the National Security Agency collecting the phone and email records of Americans.
But when the NSA director and other spy chiefs appear at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday, it will be against a backdrop of angry European allies accusing the United States of spying on their leaders and citizens.