(WASHINGTON) -- Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said those who carry out ransomware attacks against hospitals and other critical infrastructure entities have no conscience, and are making a profit the wrong way. "We're talking about criminals who want to make money illegally or who want... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has formally terminated the Migrant Protection Policy (MPP), also known as the "remain in Mexico" policy, first enacted in 2019 by the Trump administration. DHS in January suspended all new MPP enrollments. "I have determined that MPP... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Homeland Security is mandating that pipeline companies report cyber breaches to federal authorities within 12 hours, according to government officials. The directive comes in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, which resulted in supply chain delays and panic... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened seven times more passengers this past weekend than this time in 2020, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said at a press conference on Tuesday. The increase represents 90% of the volume the TSA, which is... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The United States is facing "threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile in 2021," according to an updated National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin on domestic violent extremism issued Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. "These threats include those... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned that cyberattacks -- specifically ransomware attacks -- are on the rise and targets range from government agencies to small businesses. "The threat is real. The threat is upon us. The risk is to all of us," Mayorkas... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the world has seen images of migrant children being dropped over the border or left for dead, the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced an effort to prevent transnational crime organizations from smuggling migrants across the border. DHS said "Operation Sentinel"... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas launched an internal probe Monday "to address the threat of domestic violent extremism within the Department of Homeland Security," according to a letter he wrote to all DHS employees. Mayorkas said he will compile a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general released a report Wednesday saying DHS had the legal authority to deploy agents and officers to Portland, Oregon, last summer but did not have a comprehensive strategy and was "unprepared." DHS deployed Customs and Border Protection... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As Derek Chauvin's murder trial continues in Minneapolis, the intelligence branch of the Department of Homeland Security is warning that foreign adversaries and domestic extremists may use the case to further their own agendas. In an intelligence briefing obtained by ABC News, DHS... Read More.
By Will Steakin and Josh Margolin, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Violent anti-government extremists are developing communication strategies to circumvent recent clampdowns by the government and the tech industry in order to continue recruiting new members and promote their views online, according... Read More.
By MIKE LEVINE and LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Authorities believe that the massive "SolarWinds" hack allegedly carried out by Russia last year successfully breached the email accounts of then-DHS acting secretary Chad Wolf and dozens of other officials at... Read More.