Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for February 12, 2013
• Over 650,000 homes lost power as a blizzard swept through the northeast States, causing cancellations in more than 5,200 flights, and leaving hundreds of cars deserted on roadways. – USA Today
4. February 9, USA Today – (National) Massive power outages as northeast blizzard turns deadly. Over 650,000 homes lost power as a blizzard swept through the northeast States, causing cancellations in more than 5,200 flights, and leaving hundreds of cars deserted on roadways. Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/02/08/northeast-new-england blizzard/1900077/
• Federal agents arrested a San Jose man in a sting operation for allegedly planning to bomb a Bank of America branch in Oakland. – U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California See item 10 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• Police engaged a shooter that opened fire February 11 at the New Castle County Courthouse. Two officers were injured and three individuals, including the man that opened fire, died. – Associated Press
24. February 11, Associated Press – (Delaware) State Police say 3 dead in shooting in lobby of Del. courthouse; shooter among dead. Police engaged a shooter that opened fire February 11 at the New Castle County Courthouse. Two officers were injured and three individuals, including the man that opened fire, died. Source: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/0438594305934d02abf4d449c21d9c1a/US---Courthouse-Shots-Fired
• No injuries were reported as a tornado caused major damage to several buildings on the University of Southern Mississippi campus February 10. – Associated Press
27. February 10, Associated Press – (Mississippi) Major damage as twister rips through Miss. college town. No injuries were reported as a tornado caused major damage to several buildings on the University of Southern Mississippi campus February 10. Source: http://www.komonews.com/news/national/Major-damage-as-twister-rips-through-Miss-college-town-190623481.html
Banking and Finance Sector
9. February 11, Courthouse News – (Illinois; International) SEC busts $156 million visa scam. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged an Illinois man with defrauding investors and foreign visa applicants of $156 million. Source: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/02/11/54729.htm
10. February 8, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California – (California) Federal agents arrest man after he attempts to bomb bank in Oakland. Federal agents arrested a San Jose man in a sting operation for allegedly planning to bomb a Bank of America branch in Oakland. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/sanfrancisco/press-releases/2013/federal-agents-arrest-man-after-he-attempts-to-bomb-bank-in-oakland
11. February 8, Denver Business Journal – (Colorado) Denver man convicted in $9.7 million investment scam. A Denver man was convicted for his role in an investment fraud scheme that defrauded investors of $9.7 million. Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2013/02/08/denver-man-convicted-in-97-million.html
Information Technology Sector
34. February 11, IDG News Service – (International) Google warns Myanmar reporters of ‘state-sponsored’ attack of Gmail accounts. Google warned journalists covering Myanmar (Burma) that Gmail accounts are being targeted by state-sponsored attacks. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/021113-google-warns-myanmar-reporters-of-266576.html
35. February 11, Krebs on Security – (International) Yahoo! pushing Java version released in 2008. Yahoo!’s Site Builder tool comes bundled with Java 6 Update 7, a version of Java dating from 2008 that contains a large amount of currently-patched vulnerabilities. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/02/yahoo-pushing-java-version-released-in-2008/
36. February 10, IDG News Service – (International) Bit9 says attack likely targeted a narrow set of companies. Security company Bit9 had its network compromised, allowing attackers to issue false certificates. The company stated it believes the compromise was used to target a small group of organizations. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/021113-bit9-says-attack-likely-targeted-266574.html
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