Friday, June 21, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 21, 2013
• Symantec urged oil and gas firms in the U.S. and worldwide to be vigilant for cyberattacks after a hacker group announced planned cyberattacks against energy companies. – V3.co.uk
1. June 20, V3.co.uk – (International) Anonymous OpPetrol hacking campaign targets oil and gas sectors. Symantec urged oil and gas firms in the U.S. and worldwide to be vigilant for cyberattacks after a hacker group announced their plans for attacks on energy companies beginning June 20. The group promised to use distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, deface social media accounts and Web sites, steal sensitive information from systems and post it online, as well as infect networks with disk-wiping malware. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2276288/oil-and-gas-sector-warned-of-anonymous-oppetrol-hacking-campaign
• Two men were charged June 17 for stealing 4.3 miles of copper wiring from the Sound Transit Light Rail system in Washington. – KCPQ 13 Tacoma
14. June 18, KCPQ 13 Tacoma – (Washington) 4.3 miles of copper wire stolen; empty Gatorade bottles lead to suspects. Two men were charged June 17 for stealing 4.3 miles of copper wiring from the Sound Transit Light Rail system. The suspects allegedly committed the theft by entering maintenance hatches in a tunnel that runs below the light rail between the SeaTac and Rainer Beach rail stations from November 2010 through August 2011. Source: http://q13fox.com/2013/06/17/4-3-miles-of-copper-wire-stolen-empty-gatorade-bottles-leads-to-charges/?hpt=ju_bn6#axzz2WQBEEPYN
• Crews battled the Doce fire in Arizona that scorched 7,000 acres and forced the evacuation of roughly 200 homes June 19. – Reuters
22. June 20, Reuters – (Arizona; California) Arizona wildfire threatens hundreds of homes, California blaze wanes. Crews battled the Doce fire in Arizona that scorched 7,000 acres and forced the evacuation of roughly 200 homes June 19. Firefighters in northern California reached 40 percent containment of the Carstens fire that burned 1,600 acres and threatened 500 homes. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-rt-us-usa-fires-westbre95i1o6-20130619,0,5823406.story
• One hundred Yellowstone National Park employees, 50 Grand Teton National Park workers, and at least 50 visitors were sickened by norovirus. – Reuters (See item 23)
23. June 20, Reuters – (Wyoming) Norovirus sickens 200 at Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks. One hundred Yellowstone National Park employees, 50 Grand Teton National Park workers, and at least 50 visitors were sickened by norovirus as Wyoming park authorities warned visitors June 19 about the gastrointestinal illness. Workers were requested to isolate themselves for at least 72 hours until they could be deemed symptom-free. Source: http://news.msn.com/us/norovirus-sickens-200-at-yellowstone-grand-teton-parks
Banking and Finance Sector
4. June 19, New Hampshire Union Leader – (New Hampshire) NH man to be tried in $13 million mortgage fraud scheme. A man was charged with running a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme through various companies he owned based in Manchester between 2005 and 2008. Source: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130619/NEWS03/130619147
5. June 19, Atlanta Business Chronicle – (Georgia) Second former Carter’s exec pleads guilty in insider trading case. A former Carter’s executive pleaded guilty to his role in an insider trading scheme that netted between $2.5 and $7 million. Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2013/06/19/second-ex-carters-exec-pleads-guilty.html?page=all
Information Technology Sector
30. June 20, IDG News Service – (International) LinkedIn outage prompts security concerns. LinkedIn reported that it experienced an outage for several hours June 19 due to an unspecified domain name system (DNS) issue caused by human error. Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042506/linkedin-outage-prompts-security-concerns.html
31. June 20, Softpedia – (International) Domain name registrar Moniker hacked, users forced to change passwords. Doman name registrar Moniker notified customers that it discovered and blocked suspicious activity on its network, but did not find evidence that domains or personal information was affected. Moniker advised users to change their passwords as a precaution. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Domain-Name-Registrar-Moniker-Hacked-Users-Forced-to-Change-Passwords-362278.shtml
32. June 20, IDG News Service – (International) Best Buy recalls 5,100 MacBook Pro replacement batteries after reports of fire. Best Buy announced a recall of around 5,100 ATG lithium-ion batteries for MacBook Pro laptops after reports of batteries catching fire. Source: https://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/062013-best-buy-recalls-5100-macbook-271051.html
33. June 20, IDG News Service – (International) Sony pulls PS3 update after complaints it bricks consoles. Sony Computer Entertainment pulled a firmware update for PlayStation 3 (PS3) gaming consoles after users reported that the update could render the consoles inoperable. Source: https://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/061913-sony-pulls-ps3-update-after-271002.html
34. June 19, Computerworld – (International) The panic is over. Facebook is back up. Some Facebook users experienced an outage for about 4 hours June 18, followed by a shorter disruption June 19 before the social networking site returned to normal. Source: https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240178/The_panic_is_over._Facebook_is_back_up_
35. June 18, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel– (Indiana) PBS39 will be off the air, 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. Thursday. WFWA 39 Fort Wayne viewers were advised the broadcast channels for the PBS station would be off the air for up to 5 hours June 20 to allow the station to perform electrical and power system upgrades. Source: http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130619/NEWS/306199941/1009
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