Author: Luke Barr ABC News

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Tongchai Cherdchew / EyeEm/ Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The FBI has warned of criminals increasingly using “SIM swap” scams in which criminals obtain cellphone SIM cards from unknowing victims and steal their personal information, including their cell phone numbers and bank account details. These scams netted criminals $68 million in 2021 alone, the FBI said, […]

Luke Barr/ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Homeland Security Investigations has seized nearly $100 million in fake goods, including counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise, ahead of Sunday’s big game, a top HSI official told reporters on Thursday. HSI is the Department of Homeland Security’s investigative arm. Steve Francis, who serves as the agency’s executive associate director, said […]

Luke Barr/ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Not all the Super Bowl action on Sunday will be on the field at Sofi Stadium — it might be outside in the search for bombs and suspicious packages. More than 30 bomb-sniffing dogs from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) K-9 unit — come to […]

Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security warned of potential truck protests around Inglewood, California, the home of the Super Bowl LVI, on Sunday, over, among other things, vaccine mandates. The potential protest is similar to what is occurring in Ottawa, Canada, but the DHS […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Rupert Murdoch-owned media conglomerate NewsCorp was hit with a cyberattack, and a leading cybersecurity firm, Mandient, brought in to investigate concluded the activity was likely from China, NewsCorp said Friday. In an email to all NewsCorp employees, David Kline, NewsCorp’s chief technology officer and Billy O’Brien, its chief information […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A man who was arrested for parking his car illegally, for failure to obey and assault on a police officer, has returned and parked his Chevy Tahoe once again in front of the Supreme Court building Thursday, Capitol Police said in a tweet. Dale Paul Melvin of Kimball, Michigan, was […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The persons of interest were connected to spoofed calls – emanating from a fake telephone number, the FBI official said, according to the source familiar with the contents of a call between FBI and DHS officials and state and local law enforcement on Tuesday. No bombs have been found. During […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — In a scathing rebuke of the nation’s current classification procedures, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines has told lawmakers that the current system classifies so much information it puts national security at risk — because of how long it can take to process. “It is my view that deficiencies in […]

Alexander Spatari/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Cybercriminals could use altered Quick Response (QR) codes to steal personal and financial information of unsuspecting customers, the FBI warns. QR codes are all around us these days, and they’re used for everything from restaurant orders to donations. During the pandemic, many restaurants began using QR codes in place of […]

SCOTT SERIO/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A record number of law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2021, according to a report from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Wednesday, with most losing their lives to COVID-19. In 2021, 458 law enforcement officers died — up 55% from 2020, according […]

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