Report: US tightens security ahead of possible strike

US authorities are tightening up domestic security measures ahead of a possible military strike on Syria, according to CNN.

US 'steps up cyber security', says report. Credit: ITV News

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning of a higher risk of cyber attacks after months of similar disruptions by hackers known as the Syrian Electronic Army.

One such attack brought down the website of The New York Times in recent days, and authorities say more attacks are likely.

Read: Syria group 'hacks' US websites

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US faces 'Munich moment' on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Democrat congressmen that they face a "Munich moment" as they weigh-up whether to approve strikes on Syria.