Terrorism

At the Counter-Terror blog, Andrew Cochran writes: “Treasury Department’s FinCEN Unit Recovering From “Cyberjacked” E-Mail System:” The most important impact of the cyberjacking has been to shut down the automated system whereby FinCEN and law enforcement request and receive information from financial institutions for use in terrorism and money laundering cases. The system, enacted under…

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After the 7/7 London bombings, France decided it was not enough. So, even though France has already one of the toughest anti-terrorism judicial arsenal in Europe, it is adding to it. Indeed, French newspaper Le Monde just revealed the clauses of the new anti-terrorist law due to be formally presented to the government on October…

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Yes, its suicide bomber Barbie! Click the picture for a few more views. Toy supplier Shuki Toys, responsible for the distribution of the stickers, said in response, “We were very surprised to see the stickers in the shop, the several sheets of stickers have been pulled of the shelves.” “We check all the stickers, thousands…

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The head of a radical Islamic prison gang and three others were “on the verge” of carrying out attacks against U.S. military sites, synagogues or other Los Angeles-area targets when police foiled the alleged plot, prosecutors said. From “Four indicted in alleged terrorist plot against LA-area targets.” The Counterterror blog has some analysis and links…

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I just blogged about a breach of data which could be used for ID theft in “US Air Force, 33,000 SSNs, Hacker.” I’d like to tie that to a story I mentioned earlier this week, “TSA May Loosen Ban on Razorblades, Knives:” The Aug. 5 memo recommends reducing patdowns by giving screeners the discretion not…

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