Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for February 13, 2013
• A Romanian and a Dane were charged with using ATM skimmers and pinhole cameras to obtain the information of 6,000 customers and steal $3 million from ATMs in four States. – Forbes See item 13 below in the Banking and Finance Sectro
• A Chelsea man faces charges after he allegedly received a Valentine’s Day teddy bear in the mail which was stuffed with $10,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine February 5. – Associated Press
18. February 12, Associated Press – (Massachusetts) $10K in crystal meth stuffed in teddy bear. A Chelsea man faces charges after he allegedly received a Valentine’s Day teddy bear in the mail which was stuffed with $10,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine February 5. The drugs were discovered through the use of a drug sniffing dog, and a postal inspector delivered the package to the home, along with a search warrant after he signed for the package. Source: http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/massachusetts/10k-in-crystal-meth-stuffed-in-teddy-bear
• The former owner of tomato processing company, SK Foods, was sentenced February 12 for his involvement in a price fixing ring which included $100,000 in bribes dispensed to manipulate the price and quality of tomatoes sold. – Associated Press
19. February 12, Associated Press – (California) Exec. to be sentenced in tomato price-fixing scam. The former owner of tomato processing company, SK Foods, was sentenced February 12 for his involvement in a price fixing ring which included $100,000 in bribes dispensed to manipulate the price and quality of tomatoes sold. Ten former employees and customers have come forward and plead guilty in the scam. Source: http://www.manufacturing.net/news/2013/02/exec-to-be-sentenced-in-tomato-price-fixing-scam
• Researchers have discovered a new version of the Kelihos botnet with features such as fast-flux, resistance to sinkholing, measure to avoid detection. – V3.co.uk See item 39 below in the Information Technology Sector
Banking and Finance Sector
10. February 12, Softpedia – (International) Hackers: Attacks on US banks will be resumed if all copies of film are not removed. A hacktivist group that previously attacked U.S. banking Web sites threatened to resume attacks in a statement. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Attacks-on-US-Banks-Will-Be-Resumed-If-All-Copies-of-Film-Are-Not-Removed-328769.shtml
11. February 12, Softpedia – (International) Cybercriminals use ZeuS trojan against customers of Japanese bank. Symantec discovered a ZeuS trojan variant being used to target customers of five major Japanese banks. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cybercriminals-Use-ZeuS-Trojan-Against-Japanese-Bank-Customers-328731.shtml
12. February 11, WBTV 3 Charlotte – (National) Hedge fund manager convicted of $40 million Ponzi scheme. An Ohio man was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme through the Black Diamond hedge fund, defrauding investors of more than $40 million. Source: http://www.wbtv.com/story/21114560/hedge-fund-manager-convicted-of-40-million-ponzi-scheme
13. February 11, Forbes – (International) Crooks secretly filmed customers’ ATM transactions to steal $3M from bank accounts: NY AG. A Romanian and a Dane were charged with using ATM skimmers and pinhole cameras to obtain the information of 6,000 customers and steal $3 million from ATMs in four States. Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2013/02/11/crooks-secretly-filmed-customers-atm-transactions-to-steal-3m-from-bank-accounts-ny-ag/
14. February 11, Roseville Patch – (California) ‘Bad Hatter Bandit’ robs another bank. The suspect known as the “Bad Hatter Bandit” robbed a Chase Bank branch in Antelope February 7, his fourth suspected robbery. Source: http://roseville-ca.patch.com/articles/bad-hatter-bandit-strikes-again
15. February 11, Chicago Tribune – (Illinois) FBI: ‘Bully Bandit’ hits Chase branch in Berwyn. The suspect dubbed the “Bully Bandit” robbed a Chase bank branch in Berwyn, his seventh suspected robbery. Source: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-11/news/chi-fbi-chase-bank-branch-robbed-in-berwyn-20130211_1_bank-robberies-berwyn-joan-hyde
For another story, see item 39 below in the Information Technology Sector
Information Technology Sector
37. February 12, Softpedia – (International) Business Wire possibly hacked, company resets users passwords. All customers of Business Wire received a notice from the company requiring them to reset their passwords as part of what the company said were ongoing security measures. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Business-Wire-Possibly-Hacked-Company-Resets-User-Passwords-328814.shtml
38. February 12, Help Net Security – (International) Microsoft releases 12 bulletins that address 57 vulnerabilities. Microsoft’s February 12 Patch Tuesday updates include 12 bulletins, 5 rated critical, addressing 57 vulnerabilities in various Microsoft products. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14402
39. February 11, V3.co.uk – (International) Kelihos botnet returns from the dead stronger than ever, researchers warn. Researchers have discovered a new version of the Kelihos botnet with features such as fast-flux, resistance to sinkholing, measure to avoid detection. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2242995/kelihos-botnet-returns-from-the-dead-stronger-than-ever-researchers-warn
40. February 11, Help Net Security – (International) Dorkbot worm lurks on Skype and MSN Messenger again. Fortinet researchers found the Dorkbot/Rodpicom worm spreading malware linked to a botnet via the Skype and MSN Messenger services. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2408
41. February 12, KOLO 8 Reno – (Nevada) AT&T representative: Most cell phone issues fixed. A software related issue at a central AT&T office in Reno led to a massive cell phone, land-line, and internet outage February 11. The incident also affected 9-1-1 calls, businesses, and debit card transactions. Source: http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Reports-of-Cell-Phone-Issues-Through-Region-190784631.html
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