In Anonymous's move away from denial of service attacks and toward real-world interactions — such as recent threats against the Los Zetas Cartel — the hacktivists have attracted the attention of the National Security Agency. In private meetings at the White House, NSA director General Keith Alexander warned that in a year or two the group could attack the energy grid and shut off power for millions.
Yemen's President Ali Saleh is out of the country, but unrest continues in Yemen. As the country continues to experience a leadership vacuum and violent unrest, the United States will launch covert drone strikes in the country to target al-Qaida militants. Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal intelligence correspondent reports that the Yemen program is modeled after the CIA's covert program in Pakistan, which was secretly approved by President Obama last year.
The Pentagon has said a cyber attack coming from another country can be interpreted as an act of war and that the U.S. might respond with military action, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Unclassified portions of the new strategy are expected to be published next month. Siobhan Gorman, Intelligence Correspondent at the Wall Street Journal reported the story. She explains the challenges in this new policy and how you apply a policy of deterrence in cyber space.
The CIA's station chief in Afghanistan has become a crucial part of the relationship between Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration. His code name is "Spider" and he has known Karzai for more than a decade, according to intelligence correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Gorman. Karzai and Spider met prior to 9/11 when CIA was in the region trying to hunt down Osama bin Laden.
U.S. and South Korean computers have been hit over the past few days by a barrage of cyber attacks, possibly from North Korea. Siobhan Gorman, intelligence and homeland security correspondent from The Wall Street Journal, explains the latest.
We check in on the current congressional wrangling between the Whitehouse and Congress over the FISA bill with Paul Kiel, a reporter-blogger at TalkingPointsMemo.com, and Siobhan Gorman, an Intelligence and Homeland Security Correspondent from The Wall Street Journal.