Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 5, 2013
• Ameren Missouri reported around 95,000 customers lost power after a series of tornadoes and storms May 31. – KSDK 5 St. Louis
1. June 4, KSDK 5 St. Louis – (Missouri) 14300 Ameren Missouri customers still without power. Roughly 95,000 customers lost power after a series of tornadoes and storms May 31. Ameren Missouri reported approximately 14,300 customers were still without electricity June 4. Source: http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/383408/3/36000-Ameren-customers-still-without-power
• Roughly 37 people are known to have been sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries. – Food Safety News
14. June 3, Food Safety News– (National) 37 sick in multistate Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries. At least 37 people are known to have been sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries. The berries were sold at Costco stores in the western United States and have since been removed from shelves. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/06/36-sick-in-multistate-hepatitis-a-outbreak-linked-to-frozen-berries/#.Ua3RlkCkr44
• Researchers identified a long-running cyberespionage campaign with victims in 40 countries known as NetTraveler. – Softpedia See item 28 below in the Information Technology Sector
• An evacuation for West Alton was ordered after a bridge connecting Missouri to Illinois was shut down due to a flood barricade’s failure and a levee’s breach. – CNN; KMOV 4 St. Louis
34. June 4, CNN; KMOV 4 St. Louis – (National) Missouri residents told to evacuate after levee breach. The St. Charles County government ordered the evacuation of West Alton after a bridge connecting Missouri to Illinois was shut down due to a flood barricade’s failure and another levee’s breach June 3. Flood waters in the Mississippi and Missouri rivers continued to rise and storm weather in Arkansas and Oklahoma affected a number of cities causing flooding, injuries, and deaths. Source: http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=816472
Banking and Finance Sector
5. June 3, KHGI 13 Kearney – (Nebraska) Nebraska Dept. of Banking and Finance warns of fraudulent escrow firm. The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance ordered Lincoln Closing and Escrow Services to cease acting as a money transmitter and warned the public that the company is not licensed to handle money transfers. Source: http://www.nebraska.tv/story/22490109/nebraska-dept-of-banking-and-finance-warns-of-fraudulent-escrow-firm
Information Technology Sector
28. June 4, Softpedia – (International) NetTraveler espionage campaign makes 350 high-profile victims in 40 countries. Researchers at Kaspersky identified a long-running cyberespionage campaign with victims in 40 countries known as NetTraveler. The campaign may have begun in 2004 and increased recently, with targets including diplomats, governments, energy companies, defense contractors and industries such as medicine, nuclear power, communications, and others. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/NetTraveler-Cyber-Espionage-Campaign-Compromises-350-High-Profile-Victims-in-40-Countries-358427.shtml
29. June 4, Softpedia – (International) easyDNS hit by DDOS attack. Managed DNS provider easyDNS was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack June 3. The attack was preceded by a smaller DDoS attack, believed to be a test run. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/easyDNS-Hit-by-DDOS-Attack-358144.shtml
30. June 4, Softpedia – (International) Expert develops fake Chrome browser for phishing attack POC. A researcher developed a proof of concept (POC) that uses a fake browser to open a window after a victim clicks on a link, allowing information to be taken in a phishing attack. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Expert-Develops-Fake-Chrome-Browser-for-Phishing-Attack-POC-358079.shtml
31. June 4, WYMT 57 Hazard – (Kentucky) Copper thief causes phone and internet outage. Windstream Communications officials hoped to quickly restore phone and Internet services to 1,500 Perry County customers after a copper thief cut a fiber optic cable June 3. Source: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Copper-thief-causes-phone-and-internet-outage-210030811.html
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