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Politics Jun 11‘We mean it’: FBI takes on sexual misconduct in its ranks
FBI is starting a 24/7 tip line, doing more to help accusers and taking a tougher stand against agents found to have committed misconduct.
Politics Jun 10WATCH: Wray says FBI discourages ransomware payments despite recent trend
The FBI's director told lawmakers Thursday that the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online.
Politics Jun 08WATCH: Colonial Pipeline CEO says ransom payment was among his ‘toughest decisions’
The chief executive of the massive fuel pipeline hit by ransomware last month will tell senators on Tuesday that authorizing a multi-million-dollar payment to hackers was the right thing to do to bring an end to fuel shortages affecting much…
Nation Jun 07WATCH: U.S. has recovered ransom payment made after pipeline hack
The operation to recover the cryptocurrency from the Russia-based hacker group is the first undertaken by a specialized ransomware task force created by the Biden administration Justice Department.
Nation Jun 05Justice Dept. says it’ll no longer seize reporters’ records
The Justice Department said Saturday that it no longer will secretly obtain reporters’ records during leak investigations, a policy shift that abandons a practice decried by news organizations and press freedom groups.
Politics Jun 04After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee is poised to question former White House counsel Don McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into former President Donald Trump.
Politics Jun 03Justice Department probing postmaster over fundraising
The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business. That's according to a spokesman for DeJoy spokesman. DeJoy is a wealthy former logistics executive.
Politics May 11Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response
Christopher Miller plans to tell Congress on Wednesday that he was concerned that sending troops to the Capitol would fan fears of a military coup.
Nation May 08Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack
Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or by whom, but ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment in order to release it.
Politics Apr 30Officials report a steep drop in national security surveillance during pandemic
Officials who briefed reporters said the restrictions enacted around the world on movement and large gatherings may have decreased the number of potential people or groups to surveil.