It’s Not Just China: Indian Hacker Group Spied On Targets In Pakistan, U.S. And Europe

By Andy Greenberg, Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

Chinese hackers may have become the bogeyman of cybersecurity nightmares, but it’s worth remembering that they don’t have a monopoly on digital espionage. In fact, researchers have now tied a series of attacks on hundreds of targets over the last three years to a more unusual suspect: India.

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Fine Print: The Press and National Security

By Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

Whoever provided the initial leak to the Associated Press in April 2012 not only broke the law but caused the abrupt end to a secret, joint U.S./Saudi/British operation in Yemen that offered valuable intelligence against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

One goal was to get AQAP’s operational head, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso.

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Chinese, Indian Leaders Discuss Border Dispute

By William Tucker

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi today to discuss a range of economic issues, but it was the discussion of the shared/disputed border in Aksai Chin that was the most pressing. Just a few weeks ago, Chinese troops positioned along the Line of Control, the present boundary that separates the two nations, drove some 19 kilometers into Indian controlled Ladakh.

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Burma’s Thein Sein Says Military ‘Will Always Have a Special Place’ in Government

By Anne Gearan, The Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

The military that ran Burma for decades will continue to play a major role in the country, the former Burmese general who has presided over the transformation of a nation that only three years ago was considered one of the world’s most repressive said Sunday.

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Isle Fliers Caught With Gunpowder, Pressure Cooker

By Gregg K. Kakesako, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Special to In Homeland Security

Routine screening of checked baggage at Honolulu Airport this month turned up two 1-pound cans of rifle gunpowder, which were confiscated, the Transportation Security Administration said.

The TSA said the gunpowder was discovered May 8 in a bag bound for a United Airlines flight to Chicago.

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Exploring the “Hizbullah Cavalcade”

By William Tucker

Here is an excellent article by Phillip Smyth discussing his latest Hizballah Cavalcade project for Jihadology. The article covers the pro-Assad Liwa’a Abu Fadl al-Abbas groups and contains numerous pictures and a few videos. At stake is not only the future of Syria, but the influence of Iran in the wider Middle East.

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