The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology.
A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker has been charged in connection with an attempted email spear-phishing attack that targeted dozens of Energy Department employee email accounts.
Jeh Johnson says counterterrorism efforts wading into new territory as the Islamic State calls for attacks against U.S. military installations and local law enforcement and government buildings through social media.
Officials at the Cybersecurity Unit, part of the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, compiled the guidelines based on lessons learned by federal prosecutors handling cyber investigations.
Home addresses of senior and former officials of the Homeland Security Department, FBI and other agencies were posted online allegedly by an unidentified right-wing extremist group, the news organization reported April 15.
Hacking activities were in line with what the FBI predicted would happen. It said the groups can perform "low-level" distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks and website defacements, but the latter tactic is more likely.
The FBI Tuesday warned the public of online scams that mimic federal websites and steal users' personal information.
A former FBI special agent was sentenced to a decade in prison for accepting bribes to obstruct a grand jury in an alleged Defense Department contractor kickback scheme, says a March 30 Justice Department statement. Former Special Agent Robert Lustyik, a 24-year veteran of the FBI, pleaded guilty to all charges in an 11-count indictment on Sept. 29, 2014.
James Comey told a House panel that he coudn't quantify how device encryption has affected FBI work, but called it an "obstacle in a huge percentage of our criminal investigations."
One person was killed Monday when two men tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade in Maryland. Fort Meade is home to the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency and United States Cyber Command.