Monday, February 11, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for February 11, 2013
• The founder of K1 Group and an accomplice were indicted by the U.S. on charges that they allegedly defrauded financial institutions of $311 million. – Bloomberg News See item 9 in the Banking and Finance Sector
• The Massachusetts governor issued an executive order that banned vehicles from roads ahead of a winter storm. – Washington Examiner
13. February 8, Washington Examiner – (Massachusetts) Massachusetts governor bans driving ahead of winter storm Nemo. The Massachusetts governor issued an executive order that banned vehicles from roads after 4 p.m. February 8 ahead of a winter storm. Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com/massachusetts-governor-bans-driving-ahead-of-winter-storm-nemo/article/2520976
• Airlines preemptively cancelled more than 4,000 flights across northeastern North America ahead of a winter storm. – Associated Press
15. February 7, Associated Press – (International) US airlines to halt Northeast flights. Airlines preemptively cancelled more than 4,000 flights February 8 across northeastern North America ahead of a winter storm. Source: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/02/07/3315346/airlines-canceling-flights-in.html
• A multi-State search continued for a former Los Angeles police officer that stated he is targeting police, after he killed three individuals and shot at two others. – Fox News
28. February 8, Fox News – (California) Authorities say ex-LAPD cop accused of killing 3 ‘could be anywhere’ as manhunt spans the west. Authorities are still searching for a former Los Angeles police officer that killed three individuals and shot at two others as he went on a rampage to wage warfare on all cops. A multi-State search has begun with no leads except the discovery of his vehicle in Bear Mountain. Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/08/mountain-manhunt-underway-for-ex-cop-accused-killing-3-after-burned-out-truck/
• Adobe issued an emergency out-of-band update to fix at least two zero-day vulnerabilities being exploited in attacks on Windows and Mac OS X systems. – Krebs on Security See item 32 below in the Information Technology Sector
Banking and Finance Sector
8. February 8, IDG News Service – (International) Banking malware returns to basics to evade detection, Trusteer says. Creators of financial malware are increasingly using traditional phishing methods to steal credentials now that banks have deployed more systems to monitor more advanced banking session tampering. Source: http://www.itworld.com/security/341147/banking-malware-returns-basics-evade-detection-trusteer-says
9. February 7, Bloomberg News – (International) K1 hedge fund founder indicted in $311 mln fraud. The German founder of K1 Group and an American accomplice were indicted by the U.S. on charges that they allegedly defrauded three financial institutions of $311 million. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-07/k1-hedge-fund-founder-kiener-indicted-in-311-mln-fraud.html
10. February 7, Bloomberg News – (New York) Fed bomb plotter pleads guilty to terror charge in N.Y. A Bangladeshi man pleaded guilty to attempting to detonate what he thought was a bomb outside the New York Federal Reserve in New York City. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-07/federal-reserve-bomb-plotter-pleads-guilty-to-terror-charge.html
11. February 7, KNXV 15 Phoenix – (Arizona) FBI arrests ‘Dynomite Bandit’ suspected in 4 Arizona bank robberies. A man suspected of being the “Dynomite Bandit” was arrested for allegedly robbing or attempting to rob four Arizona banks using fake explosives. Source: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/north_phoenix/FBI-arrest-Dynomite-Bandit-suspected-in-4-Arizona-bank-robberies
12. February 5, Northern Colorado Business Report – (Colorado) New Frontier exec pleads guilty. A former executive at the failed New Frontier bank pleaded guilty to coordinating several million dollars in fraudulent loans prior to the bank’s collapse. Source: http://www.ncbr.com/article/20130205/NEWS/130209963
Information Technology Sector
31. February 8, The H – (International) cURL goes wrong. cURL developers issued an advisory for their libcURL file transfer library after a critical vulnerability was found that can cause it to execute arbitrary code. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/cURL-goes-wrong-1800880.html
32. February 7, Krebs on Security – (International) Critical Flash Player update fixes 2 zero-days. Adobe issued an emergency out-of-band update to fix at least two zero-day vulnerabilities being exploited in attacks on Windows and Mac OS X systems. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/02/critical-flash-player-update-fixes-two-zero-days/
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