Category: Homeland Security News

THE RUSSIA CONNECTIONMassive Cyberattack Targeting Ukraine’s Government Websites Published 14 January 2022 Several Ukrainian government websites have been targeted in a massive cyberattack amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia, which has massed troops and military equipment near the border with Ukraine. Several Ukrainian government websites have been targeted in a massive cyberattack amid heightened

MISINFORMATIONFor Accurate Health Information: Mainstream News More Reliable Than Social, Alternative Media Published 13 January 2022 New study finds that accurate and truthful health-related information has been found by individuals who rely more on mainstream news. Meanwhile, people who depend on social media or less-established forms of “alternative” health media are more likely to subscribe

EXTREMISMDOJ Adding New Unit Dedicated to Combatting Domestic Terrorism Published 13 January 2022 The Justice Department’s National Security Division is adding a new unit, dedicated to combatting domestic terrorism, as attacks, threats, and associated cases continue to grow. The FBI tells lawmakers that the greatest threat of mass casualty attacks against civilians in the United

EXTREMISMRadicalization Pipelines: How Targeted Advertising on Social Media Drives People to Extremes By Jeanna Matthews Published 13 January 2022 Behind-the-scenes mechanisms feed an item you search for on Google, “like” on social media, or come across while browsing into custom advertising on social media. Those mechanisms are increasingly being used for more nefarious purposes than