FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, CIA Director John Brennan, and National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander shared the stage on August 8 at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS), an event cohosted by the FBI and Fordham University in New York. The three spoke on a panel about the future of cybersecurity. Mueller spoke about the Lulzec case and how the FBI caught Hector "Sabu" Monsegur, along with how it will deal with increasingly sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals. Key to the bureau's success, he said, was "focusing on the individuals behind the keyboards"—with the help of the NSA, CIA, and private industry.
BREAKING. @CBSNews has learned that the Pentagon is making the initial preparations for a Cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces
The early intelligence finding could increase pressure for action by President Barack Obama, who made clear that he planned to tread cautiously even as his aides sought to narrow their differences in debate over possible military responses to the Syrian government.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the assessment was preliminary and, at this stage, they were still seeking conclusive proof, which could take days, weeks or even longer to gather.
But with a mounting international outcry over the apparent mass poisoning of hundreds of people, the issue appeared to have taken on a sense of urgency for the Obama administration.
he Pentagon has updated the list of possible targets in Syria should US President Barack Obama decide to intervene militarily in the country, CNN reported on Friday, citing a US Defense Department official.
The report came as pressure mounts on Obama to take action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the wake of allegations that he killed more than a 1,000 people in chemical weapons attacks on Wednesday.
The US defense official told CNN that target lists for air strikes in Syria had been updated, and plans for using cruise missiles capable of targeting Syria without entering the country's airspace had also been included.
- The vague "connectivity issue" that Nasdaq said triggered the outage that paralyzed a large part of the U.S. stock market on Thursday originated as a problem between Nasdaq and rival NYSE Arca, a source familiar with the matter said Friday.
Originally posted by autopat51
reply to post by Thorneblood
what Reuters is really saying....
"its ok sheeple, go ahead eat your grass..no wolves here.