Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for March 19, 2013
• A man was charged after admitting he intentionally caused the hydrocracker unit at Sinclair oil refinery to fill so the workers could have the day off. If the unit had overheated and ruptured, it could have released deadly hydrogen sulfide. – Associated Press
2. March 17, Associated Press – (Wyoming) Refinery worker accused of plant sabotage. A man was charged after admitting he turned two valves at the Sinclair oil refinery in October 2012, causing the hydrocracker unit to fill so the workers could have the day off. If the unit had overheated and ruptured, it could have released deadly hydrogen sulfide. Source: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/refinery-worker-accused-plant-sabatoge63071
• A winter storm caused Minnesota authorities to close portions of Interstate 94, Highway 10, and Highway 210 in western Minnesota due to dangerous conditions March 18. – Associated Press; WCCO 4 Minneapolis
10. March 18, Associated Press; WCCO 4 Minneapolis – (Minnesota) Late winter storm closes highways in W. Minn. A winter storm caused Minnesota authorities to close portions of Interstate 94, Highway 10, and Highway 210 in western Minnesota due to dangerous conditions March 18. Source: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/03/18/late-winter-storm-closes-highways-in-w-minn/
• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed the presence of submerged oil in three sectors along the Kalamazoo River, prompting the agency to order dredging to remove the oil left from a large spill in 2010. – Associated Press
22. March 14, Associated Press – (Michigan) EPA orders dredging to remove Kalamazoo River oil. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed the presence of submerged oil in three sectors along the Kalamazoo River, prompting them to order Enbridge Inc. to dredge sections to remove the oil. Enbridge Inc. is faulted for failure to take preventive measures in a July 2010 oil spill which, due to corrosion and cracks in the underground pipeline system, allowed more than 800,000 gallons of oil to spill into a river and tributary creek. Source: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/mar/14/epa-orders-dredging-to-remove-kalamazoo-river/
• Operations at Med Prep IV Compounding Pharmacy of Tinton Falls were halted as the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy began an investigation after they issued a recall of potentially tainted intravenous solution discovered at the facility. – WFSB 3 Hartford
24. March 17, WFSB 3 Hartford – (Connecticut) State investigating New Jersey based pharmacy. Operations at Med Prep IV Compounding Pharmacy of Tinton Falls were halted as the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy began an investigation after they issued a recall of potentially tainted intravenous solution discovered at the facility. Source: http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/03/17/state-investigating-new-jersey-based-pharmacy/
Banking and Finance Sector
6. March 17, Associated Press – (International) Ohio securities regulators flag investment scheme. Authorities in Ohio, 15 other States, and 5 Canadian provinces warned the public about an investment scheme operating under the names Inter Reef Ltd. and Profitable Sunrise that may be targeting religious organizations. Source: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ohio-securities-regulators-flag-investment-scheme-4361346.php
7. March 15, Bloomberg – (National) Carrillo Huettel, Gibraltar Global sued by SEC for fraud. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Carrillo Huettel LLP and Gibraltar Global Securities for allegedly operating a pump-and-dump stock scheme that netted them at least $11 million in illicit gains. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-15/carrillo-huettel-gibraltar-global-sued-by-sec-for-fraud.html
Information Technology Sector
35. March 18, Softpedia – (International) Details of Java 7 issue published after Oracle refuses to treat it as a vulnerability. A security research firm released details of a Java 7 sandbox bypass known as “Issue 54” that Oracle does not regard as a security vulnerability. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Details-of-Java-7-Issue-Published-After-Oracle-Refuses-to-Treat-It-as-a-Vulnerability-337954.shtml
36. March 18, The H – (International) Professional videoconferencing system as a spy. A security researcher discovered vulnerabilities in Polycom’s HDX series of professional videoconferencing devices, potentially allows attacks to use them to eavesdrop. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Professional-videoconferencing-system-as-a-spy-1824707.html
37. March 17, The Register – (International) Huawei USB modems vulnerable. A security researcher revealed vulnerabilities in Huawei’s 3G and 4G devices that could be used to send out malicious files as updates or change modems’ DNS to redirect users. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/17/huawei_3g_4g_vulnerability/
38. March 17, River Cities Daily Tribune – (Texas) U.S. 281 bridge implosion disrupts phone service. A Verizon fiber optic cable and sewer line were accidentally cut from shrapnel as a 77-year old bridge was destroyed in Marble Falls. The implosion led to the failure of emergency services, cell phone, internet, and radio/TV connections which could take 8 to 10 hours before being restored. Source: http://www.dailytrib.com/2013/03/17/u-s-281-bridge-implosion-disrupts-phone-service/
39. March 15, Adweek – (National) Wireless robocallers face massive FCC fines. A Federal Communications Commission investigation found two agencies were involved in making in excess of one million calls to wireless phones without consumer permission between 2011 and 2012. The fines associated with the citation range up to $4.8 million. Source: http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/wireless-robocallers-face-massive-fcc-fines-147988
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