Thursday, January 3, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for January 3, 2013
• An oil drilling rig was stranded on an Alaskan island. While no spill was reported, workers were evacuated from the rig while responders worked to assess damage. – Bloomberg News
1. January 2, Bloomberg News – (Alaska) Shell’s diesel-filled rig grounded on Alaska island. An oil drilling rig was stranded on an Alaskan island located southwest of Kodiak. While no spill was reported, workers were evacuated from the rig and responders worked to assess damage, which has been impeded due to harsh weather conditions. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-01/shell-s-diesel-filled-rig-grounded-on-alaska-island.html
• A Dutch citizen with residency in Canada pleaded guilty to multiple charges that involved him falsely obtaining mortgage loans surpassing $8.8 million to purchase real estate in Florida. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement See item 3 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) verified that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International reported 100 detained guns — the most found out of all U.S. airports in 2012. – WSB 2 Atlanta
6. December 31, WSB 2 Atlanta – (Georgia; National) Atlanta airport leads nation in guns confiscated. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) verified that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International reported 100 detained guns — the most found out of all U.S. airports in 2012. TSA also stated that 1,500 guns were found and removed throughout all U.S. airports in 2012. Source: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/atlanta-airport-leads-nation-guns-confiscated/nTjwx/
• A shooting December 31 left two people dead and two injured, however the suspect was in police custody. – KOVR 13 Sacramento
28. January 1, KOVR 13 Sacramento – (California) Suspect identified in fatal New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento. A shooting December 31 left two people dead, two injured, and canceled Sacramento’s annual New Year’s Eve firework display. The suspected shooter was eventually caught and the fireworks were set off January 1, as they were deemed too dangerous to disarm and move. Source: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/01/01/4-shot-during-new-years-eve-gathering-in-old-sacramento/
Banking and Finance Sector
2. December 29, San Jose Mercury News – (California) Two-alarm fire damages Fremont bank building. A California Bank and Trust building was damaged by a two-alarm fire that caused an estimated total of $300,000 in damage. Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_22280083/two-alarm-fire-damages-fremont-bank-building?source=rss
3. December 28, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – (International) Dutch man pleads guilty to tax fraud, mortgage fraud conspiracy. A Dutch citizen with residency in Canada pleaded guilty to multiple charges that involved him falsely obtaining mortgage loans surpassing $8.8 million to purchase real estate in Florida. His wife faces similar charges. Source: http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1212/121228pensacola.htm
Information Technology Sector
19. January 2, SC Magazine UK – (International) Google false positive flags Twitpic as malicious. Google Chrome mistakenly identified the Twitpic photo-sharing Web site as malware, denying access to some users before the issue was corrected. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/google-false-positive-flags-twitpic-as-malicious/article/274423/
20. January 1, Fresno Bee – (California) New Year’s gunfire knocks out Comcast cable service to 2,000 Valley customers. Service was restored January 1 to over 800 residents in Fresno that lost Comcast cable service and 9-1-1 land line capability from gunshots, which caused around $10,000 in damages to the cable line and other devices. Source: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/01/01/3119007/new-years-gunfire-knocks-out-comcast.html
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