Tag: security

Assault against border patrol agents on the rise; 179% increase since October

Along the US-Mexico border border patrol agents report assaults on agents have increased dramatically this year. Assault against border patrol agents are on the rise with a 179% increase since October. Risks On the Border increase with heavy human and drug trafficking assaults are now more than ever complicating the jobs of agents attacks including the use of weapons in close quarter combat. “The last couple of weeks we’ve had incidents of rock throwing and of course we’ve had agents with been fired upon from the Mexican side.” – Marlen Castro Those most likely to be targeted are usually...

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Woman Sought for Aggravated Robbery Arrested

Edinburg (KFXV) — The woman Edinburg police were searching for after participating in an aggravated robbery this weekend has been apprehended, and faced charges this afternoon. Authorities arrested 28-year-old and Harlingen resident, Jennifer Urbina Espinal, for her involvement in the robbery of a TJ Maxx in Edinburg that left one security guard allegedly stabbed with a knife. Her accomplice, Miguel Abel Gonzalez stabbed the guard during the incident and later, was detained by law...

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WikiLeaks reveals CIA trove alleging wide-scale hacking

BY JACK GILLUM AND RAPHAEL SATTER – ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users’ computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. The documents describe clandestine methods for bypassing or defeating encryption, antivirus tools and other protective security features intended to keep the private information of citizens and corporations safe from prying eyes. U.S. government employees, including President Donald Trump, use many of the same products and internet services purportedly compromised by the...

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Austria: Man tries to enter courthouse with bag of roaches

VIENNA (AP) — Security guards at an Austrian court might need to put up a sign at the screening gate to let the public know about another item prohibited on the premises – cockroaches. State broadcaster ORF said Wednesday that security personnel in the western city of Linz turned away a man a day earlier after he tried to enter the court building with a sack full of the six-legged pests. ORF did not say why the man had the roaches or what he planned to do with...

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Yahoo punishes CEO in latest fallout from security breakdown

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE – AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and parting ways with its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users and already have cost the company $350 million. Mayer won’t be paid her annual bonus nor receive a potentially lucrative stock award because a Yahoo investigation concluded her management team reacted too slowly to one breach discovered in 2014. Yahoo’s general counsel, Ronald Bell, resigned without severance pay for his department’s lackadaisical response to the security lapses....

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