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Pro-ISIS Group Defaces Websites Team System DZ

 The hacker group, Team System DZ (based in Algeria), started posting links to hacked websites on it's Facebook page. By the end of the weekend, it had quite an interesting collection.
The group defaced over 80 websites, while leaving pro-ISIS messages on the front page of the websites along with a personalized logo. Although most of the messages were quickly removed and repaired. They even attacked government websites for Richland County in Wisconsin. Strangely, this is the THIRD time that they have attacked Richland County, which leads to speculation of a common configuration flaw. Most of the sites were running wordpress with a multi-site function, meaning if one was breached all of them were breached.
This time the hackers defaced the websites for Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Fai...


CBP and ICE give statements on how to deal with the Unaccompanied Children Crisis

During 2014 there was a sharp increase in Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) that lead the CBP and ICE seeking better ways to communicate across agencies so a humanitarian way to deal with the situation would be available for all.
Also in 2014 CBP raised their readiness to "Level IV" indicating that they have went to the highest level of contingency planning and awareness within the DHS. CBP Facilities were not designed to handle such large numbers of UAC even for a short period of 72 hours.
On February 23, 2016 CBP released it's statement that it has augmented it's processing capability by instituting virtual processing and assigning several stations to assist in the care and custody of UAC while the children were awaiting transfer to the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Refugee Resettlement.




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