Siobhan Gorman

Conflict & Justice

Intelligence officials defend surveillance programs as a necessity in war on terror

At least two terrorist attacks, including a plot against the New York Stock Exchange, were thwarted thanks to government surveillance programs, U.S. officials said at an Intelligence Committee meeting Tuesday. The government has been trying to reframe the conversation around the programs after their existence was made public by Edward Snowden.

Politics

National Security Agency calls hacktivist group 'Anonymous' a threat to national security

In Anonymous's move away from denial of service attacks and toward real-world interaction -- like 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 American energy grid and shut off power for millions.

Politics

National Security Agency calls hacktivist group 'Anonymous' a threat to national security

In Anonymous's move away from denial of service attacks and toward real-world interaction -- like 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 American energy grid and shut off power for millions.

Conflict & Justice

Intelligence officials defend surveillance programs as a necessity in war on terror

At least two terrorist attacks, including a plot against the New York Stock Exchange, were thwarted thanks to government surveillance programs, U.S. officials said at an Intelligence Committee meeting Tuesday. The government has been trying to reframe the conversation around the programs after their existence was made public by Edward Snowden.