Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for April 3, 2013
• Around 12,000 feet of copper wire was stolen from 11 light poles on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City the week of March 25. – KSTU 13 Salt Lake City
8. April 1, KSTU 13 Salt Lake City – (Utah) Thieves steal 12,000 feet of copper wire on I-15. Around 12,000 feet of copper wire was stolen from 11 light poles on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City the week of March 25. Engineers estimated that it will take about $50,000 to repair the lighting and the incident is considered the largest single case of copper theft in Utah Department of Transportation’s history. Source: http://www.wvnstv.com/story/21843073/accident-on-route-19-closes-southbound-lanes
• United Water continued a series of water main repairs in Hoboken after the fourth break in three days beginning March 28. – Jersey Journal
10. April 1, Jersey Journal – (New Jersey) Fourth Hoboken water main breaks in three days. United Water continued a series of water main repairs in Hoboken after the fourth break in three days beginning March 28. Source: http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/04/fourth_hoboken_water_main_brea.html
• A blood pressure meter that was knocked over April 1 spilled mercury in an examination room at North Shore Cardiovascular Associates and led to an evacuation. Officials spent several hours cleaning up the spill and decontaminating the area in order to reopen the facility by April 2. – Salem News
11. April 2, Salem News – (Massachusetts) Medical practice evacuated after mercury spill. A blood pressure meter that was knocked over April 1 spilled mercury in an examination room at North Shore Cardiovascular Associates and led to an evacuation. Officials spent several hours cleaning up the spill and decontaminating the area in order to reopen the facility by April 2. Source: http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1862029082/Medical-practice-evacuated-after-mercury-spill
• The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced they suffered a 652-patient data breach when a private psychologist contractor’s laptop was stolen February 4. – Health IT Security
12. April 1, Health IT Security – (Washington) Washington DSHS reports 652-patient data breach. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced they suffered a 652-patient data breach when a private psychologist contractor’s laptop was stolen February 4. The laptop was recovered at a pawnshop after several days and DSHS notified all individuals at risk, although the department asserts there was no inappropriate access to the data. Source: http://healthitsecurity.com/2013/04/01/washington-dshs-reports-652-patient-data-breach/
Banking and Finance Sector
Nothing to report
Information Technology Sector
19. April 2, Help Net Security – (International) Trojan phishes for credit card info through fake Facebook page. Trend Micro researchers identified a trojan dubbed “TSPY_MINOCDO.A” that, once installed, redirects victims trying to access Facebook and presents them with a fake Facebook page designed to collect personal and financial information. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2451
20. April 1, IDG News Service – (International) Ransomware leverages victims’ browser histories for increased credibility. A new piece of ransomware dubbed “Kovter” uses information in a victim’s browser history to attempt to make itself look legitimate. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/040113-ransomware-leverages-victims-browser-histories-268264.html
21. March 29, Threatpost – (International) Has anyone seen a missing scroll bar? Phone Flash update redirects to malware. Microsoft received 70,000 reports of a fake Adobe Flash Player update that hides a trojan used for redirecting users’ Web session to an attack page. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/has-anyone-seen-missing-scroll-bar-phony-flash-update-redirects-malware-032913
22. March 29, The H – (International) Security fix leads to PostgreSQL lock down. The developers of the open source PostgreSQL announced that they restricted access to the PostgreSQL repositories while the core committee fixes a security issue applied to the code. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-fix-leads-to-PostgreSQL-lock-down-1832846.html
Nothing to report
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
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