Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for January 9, 2013
• The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is seeking $633,000 in penalties from Trans States Airlines, Inc. for making 3,660 passenger flights while the planes were non-compliant with FAA regulations. – Avionics Intelligence
3. January 7, Avionics Intelligence – (Missouri) FAA seeks $633,000 in civil penalties against Trans States Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is seeking $633,000 in penalties from Trans States Airlines, Inc. for making 3,660 passenger flights while the planes were non-compliant with FAA regulations. Source: http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/news/2013/01/07/faa-seeks-633-000-in-civil-penalties-against-trans-states-airlines.html
• In the third sewage overflow to affect Kalamazoo since January 3, up to 1,500 gallons of raw sewage was release from a manhole in Oshtemo Township January 7. – Mlive.com
14. January 7, Mlive.com – (Michigan) Up to 1,500 gallons of raw sewage overflows in Oshtemo Township; third spill since Thursday. In the third sewage overflow to affect Kalamazoo since January 3, up to 1,500 gallons of raw sewage was release from a manhole in Oshtemo Township January 7. Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/01/1200_to_1500_gallons_of_raw_se.html
• The University of Chicago, Advocate Trinity, and Swedish Covenant hospitals in Chicago asked ambulances to take patients to other facilities, if possible, after an influx of flu patients crowded emergency rooms January 8. – WLS-TV 7 Chicago
17. January 8, WLS-TV 7 Chicago – (Illinois) Flu outbreak puts Chicago-area hospitals on bypass. The University of Chicago, Advocate Trinity, and Swedish Covenant hospitals in Chicago asked ambulances to take patients to other facilities, if possible, after an influx of flu patients crowded emergency rooms January 8. Northwestern Memorial was also on bypass until late that morning. Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8945972
• A Chinese citizen agreed to plead guilty for his part in a $100 million software piracy ring that sold high-end software. One of his customers included a NASA electronics engineer, who previously pleaded guilty. – Wired.com See item 25 below in the Information Technology Sector
Banking and Finance Sector
Nothing to report
Information Technology Sector
22. January 8, The H – (International) Facebook password reset bug closed. Facebook closed a security vulnerability that allowed attackers to reset users’ passwords and compromise their accounts without knowing their previous passwords. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Facebook-password-reset-bug-closed-1779440.html
23. January 8, Help Net Security – (International) Cybercriminals mostly targeting LinkedIn, PayPal, and Amazon. A list of the most frequent threats detected by GFI Software found that in December 2012 there were several spam campaigns targeted against Amazon, LinkedIn, and Paypal, while fake Google Play app markets served trojans to users. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2370&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+HelpNetSecurity+(Help+Net+Security)&utm_content=Google+Reader
24. January 7, The H – (International) Ubisoft investigating compromised Uplay accounts. Ubisoft confirmed that some accounts of its Uplay online gaming service had their associated emails changed to .ru and .su top level domains, denying user access. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Ubisoft-investigating-compromised-Uplay-accounts-1778618.html
25. January 7, Wired.com – (International) Feds dismantle piracy ring that stole super-expensive software. A Chinese citizen agreed to plead guilty for his part in a $100 million software piracy ring that sold high-end software for design, engineering, and other uses. One of his customers included a NASA electronics engineer, who previously pleaded guilty. Source: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/piracy-scheme/
26. January 8, Environmental Protection – (National) EPA reaches settlement with New Cingular Wireless. New Cingular Wireless (NCW), formerly AT&T Wireless (AWS), was ordered to pay $750,000 in civil penalties and will spend $625,000 creating environmental projects as ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency due to alleged reporting, planning, and permitting violations at 332 AWS sites across 43 States. Source: http://eponline.com/articles/2013/01/08/epa-reaches-settlement-with-new-cingular-wireless.aspx
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