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Did Iran hack the world's biggest oil company?

October 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Saudi Aramco, the world's most valuable company, was recently hit by a nasty computer virus and the U.S. says Iran is to blame for it. According to a report by Nicole Perlroth in The New York Times, the attack (which happened in August) may have been one of "the most ...

Credit card hackers strike at Barnes & Noble

October 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Thieves stole credit and debit card PINs from thousands Barnes & Noble customers, not by breaking into the company's website, but by hacking the keypads sitting right on their store counters. The FBI is reportedly investigating claims that keypads where customers swipe their cards and enter their own personal ID ...

Russian rocket launch brings a new crew to the Space Station

October 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Soyuz rocket is preparing to lifted off from Kazakhstan within the hour and will carry three new astronauts to their temporary home on the International Space Station. Cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin are joined by American engineer Kevin Ford as the crew begins a six-month mission into outer ...

Did the CIA arrange a marriage in order to kill Al-Awlaki?

October 15, 2012 A Danish spy claims that the third marriage of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was actually part of a CIA plot to set up the al-Qaeda leader for a CIA assassination attempt. A former member of Denmark's intelligence service claims that he was paid by the CIA to introduce the American-born al-Awlaki ...

TSA employees give Newark Airport security low marks

October 8, 2012 An investigation of TSA employees at Newark Liberty Airport found that the people charged with screening passengers for flights are doing important parts of their job correctly less than 20 percent of the time. That evaluation comes from TSA employees from other airports who were asked to secretly observe Newark ...

State Department turned down security request from embassy in Libya

October 5, 2012 Jake Tapper of ABC News has uncovered an email that seems to question Washington's support for the the security of its diplomatic efforts in Libya. The email, dated May 3, refers to a request made by the Libyan embassy in Tripoli to secure a private plane for use by the ...

Friendly fire may have killed Border Patrol agent

October 5, 2012 After an incident that left one U.S. Border Patrol agent dead and another in the hospital, the speculation was that they had been killed by armed criminals, but now investigators are hinting that the two officers may have shot each other. Both NBC News and ABC News are reporting that ...

Suicide bomber kills 14 as Afghanistan continues to deteriorate

October 1, 2012 A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked a NATO unit on foot patrol Monday killing 14 people in the latest deadly assault on the beleaguered coalition. An interpreter and six other civilians were killed in the blast along with NATO soldiers and local police, and nearly 60 others were ...

Army general faces possible court martial for sexual assault

September 27, 2012 A U.S. Army general from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with numerous violations of military law, including "forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships." Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, but was sent home home to Fort Bragg ...

Two theaters are burned down as new protests break out in Pakistan

September 21, 2012 Pakistan declared Friday to be a public "day of love" for the Prophet Mohammed, leading to new protests that are being tied to the anti-Islamic video that fueled demonstrations for more than a week. In Peshawar, in the northwestern part of country, two movie theaters were ransacked and burned down ...