Thursday, April 4, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for April 4, 2013
• The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board stated that the treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has design issues that could result in unintentional nuclear reactions, hydrogen explosions, and mechanical failures. – New York Times
2. April 2, New York Times – (Washington) Treatment plant for waste in nuclear cleanup has design flaws, panel says. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board stated that the treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has design issues that could result in unintentional nuclear reactions, hydrogen explosions, and mechanical failures. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/science/earth/treatment-plant-for-waste-in-nuclear-cleanup-has-design-flaws-panel-says.html
• Almost 1.9 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles were recalled for brake light and air bag issues. – Associated Press
4. April 2, New York Times – (National) Subaru recalls 215,000 Outbacks and Legacies for corrosion in brake lines. Subaru announced the recall of at least 215,000 Outback and Legacy vehicles in States that heavily use road salt due to a risk of brake line corrosion. Source: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/subaru-recalls-215000-outbacks-and-legacies-for-corrosion-in-brake-lines/
• A lightning strike ignited a brush fire near the Kennedy Space Center and was at 50 percent containment April 2 after burning through 2,200 acres. – WESH 2 Orlando
20. April 2, WESH 2 Orlando – (Florida) KSC park evacuation due to 2,200-acre brush fire. A lightning strike ignited a brush fire near the Kennedy Space Center and was at 50 percent containment April 2 after burning through 2,200 acres. Source: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/KSC-park-evacuated-due-to-2-200-acre-brush-fire/-/11788124/19560498/-/10tfbk3/-/index.htm
• Two inmates from Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs, Texas, escaped April 2 by squeezing through a gate. Authorities placed area schools and businesses on lockdown while they searched for the men. – ABC News
26. April 2, ABC News – (Texas) Two ‘dangerous’ inmates escaped from Texas jail. Two inmates from Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs, Texas, escaped April 2 by squeezing through a gate. Authorities placed area schools and businesses on lockdown while they utilized helicopters and dogs to search for the men, whom they consider dangerous. Source: http://news.yahoo.com/two-dangerous-inmates-escaped-texas-jail-163304108--abc-news-topstories.html
Banking and Finance Sector
6. April 3, Help Net Security – (International) Banking trojan disguised as innocuous Word and WinHelp files. A Panda Security researcher discovered a banking trojan that uses fake .docx and WinHelp file types to avoid detection. The first piece of malware used in the process currently has a low detection rate by antivirus programs. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2453
Information Technology Sector
27. April 3, The H – (International) Darkleech infects scores of Apache servers. The Darkleech malware was found on 2,000 Apache servers during an investigation by Cisco during February and March. The malware is believed to be responsible for injecting invisible iFrames which link to Web pages were users can be targeted by the Blackhole exploit kit. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Darkleech-infects-scores-of-Apache-servers-1834311.html
28. April 3, V3.co.uk – (International) Symantec finds plethora of fraud apps on Google Play market. Symantec researchers found that a fraud ring mostly targeting Japanese users placed up to 200 ‘one click’ fraud apps in the Google Play app marketplace. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2258769/symantec-finds-malware-widespread-on-google-play-market
29. April 3, Help Net Security – (International) The War Z taken offline following forum, database hack. Hammerpoint Interactive notified players of The War Z that user and forum data was accessed and stolen by an outside party. No payment or billing information was accessed. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14699
30. April 2, Threatpost – (International) Stealthy BaneChant trojan lurks in Word file, relies on multiple mouse clicks. FireEye researchers identified a trojan named BaneChant which can send system information and create back doors. The trojan is delivered by spear phishing and uses user clicks to trigger itself. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/stealthy-banechant-trojan-lurks-word-file-relies-multiple-mouse-clicks-040213
31. April 2, The H – (International) Firefox 20 has per-window privacy and fixes three critical bugs. Mozilla released the newest update to its Web browser, Firefox, closing three critical security vulnerabilities and introducing a limited number of new features. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-20-has-per-window-privacy-and-fixes-three-critical-bugs-1833854.html
32. April 3, Cheboygan Tribune News – (Michigan) Damaged fiber halted 911 service; skeet shooting blamed for the disruption. Cheboygan and Emmet counties lost telephone, television, and Internet services for several hours March 31 after cable lines suffered damage unexpectedly. Charter Communications fiber disruption also impacted the 9-1-1 system and service for customers and non-customers who use the Charter fiber network to connect towers. Source: http://www.cheboygannews.com/article/20130403/NEWS/130409884
33. April 2, KTUU 2 Anchorage – (Alaska) KTUU.com temporarily suspends live-stream broadcasts. KTUU.com temporarily suspended all Internet live-stream broadcasts to ensure they complied with Federal Communications Commission closed-captioning requirements from the Disability Rights Office. Source: http://www.ktuu.com/ktuucom-temporarily-suspends-live-stream-broadcasts-040213,0,5346533.story
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