Author: Luke Barr ABC News

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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 […]

SCOTT SERIO/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A record number of law enforcement officers died 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 to […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Just days before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack at the United States Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said domestic violent extremism remains one of “the greatest terrorism related threats” the country faces. “Over the past year, we in the Department of Homeland Security have improved and strengthened […]

Mark Makela/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Last Oct. 16, one man was shot and killed and another was wounded at a home in Hardeman County, Tennessee. Ten days later, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force hunted down and caught the suspects hundreds of miles apart, both wanted for murder. Thomas Bishop Jr., 27, […]

Christian Petersen/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A New Jersey man posed as a New England Patriots player to fraudulently obtain family Super Bowl LI rings, intended to be purchased by family members of Patriots players, the Justice Department said. The New England Patriots overcame a 28-3 deficit with the Atlanta Falcons to win the 2017 Super […]


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