Category: Homeland Security News

TERRORISMU.S. Judge Orders Colombia’s Now-Demobilized Insurgents to Compensate Family of Kidnapped Politician Published 14 January 2022 A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled on Thursday that Colombia’s now-demobilized Marxist guerrilla, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), will have to pay $36 million in compensation to the son of Ingrid Bentacourt, a Colombian politician who was kidnapped

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