Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for April 10, 2013
• The operators of the Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant ceased operations to move radioactive cooling water from a leaking storage pool to another when similar leaks were discovered in the second pool. – New York Times
3. April 9, New York Times – (International) Another tank leaks water at Japanese nuclear plant. The operators of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan ceased operations to move radioactive cooling water from a leaking storage pool to another when similar leaks were discovered in the second pool. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/world/asia/another-tank-leaks-water-at-japanese-nuclear-plant.html
• A severe storm moving across the western U.S. produced blizzard conditions that disrupted flights, closed schools and roads, and led to power outages in several States. – Fox News; Associated Press
5. April 9, Fox News; Associated Press – (National) 465 flights cancelled at Denver International Airport as city gets slammed with spring storm. A severe spring storm moving across the western U.S. produced blizzard conditions and prompted at least 465 flights to be cancelled at Denver International Airport, 200 schools to be closed in the Denver metro area, and some road closures throughout the State. The storm also hit California prompting road closures and loss of power to over 33,000 homes. Source: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/04/09/spring-storm-brings-snow-to-colorado-after-lashing-california-arizona-with/
• An investigation into a water main break in Chevy Chase led water commission officials to state that their monitoring system was not extensive enough to warn them prior to the large water main break. – Washington Examiner
17. April 8, Washington Examiner – (Maryland) Montgomery County water main break not detected by monitoring equipment. An investigation into a mid-March water main break in Chevy Chase led water commission officials to state that their monitoring system was not extensive enough to warn them prior to the large water main break. They also found that an inspector misjudged the severity of the problem, which let the situation worsen until the main exploded. Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com/montgomery-county-water-main-break-not-detected-by-monitoring-equipment/article/2526638
• Police are investigating an April 6-7 weekend theft of 26,000 pounds of copper valued at $112,000 from a Fargo supply company, marking the second major theft from the company in 2 months. – Fargo-Moorhead Forum
32. April 8, Fargo-Moorhead Forum – (North Dakota) 26,000 pounds of copper worth $112,000 stolen from north Fargo business. Police are investigating an April 6-7 weekend theft of 26,000 pounds of copper valued at $112,000 from a Fargo supply company, marking the second major theft from the company in 2 months. Source: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/395751/
Banking and Finance Sector
4. April 8, Chicago Tribune – (Illinois) FBI: North Side bank robbery suspect is ‘Mummy bandit’. The man who robbed a Chicago TCF Bank branch April 7 was identified as the “Mummy Bandit” wanted for four other robberies in Chicago. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-fbi-north-side-bank-robbery-suspect-is-mummy-bandit-20130408,0,2001889.story
Information Technology Sector
26. April 9, TechWeek Europe – (International) Patch Tuesday lands with critical Internet Explorer fix. Microsoft’s April 9 Patch Tuesday released two critical and seven important patches, including one to close an Internet Explorer vulnerability. Source: http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/patch-tuesday-internet-explorer-exploits-112484
27. April 9, Help Net Security – (International) Malicious HP scan notifications target employees. Cybercriminals have been spotted using fake Hewlett-Packard (HP) printer notifications with links to malicious sites to infect targets with malware, a variant of past attacks that used attached documents. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2463
28. April 8, Threatpost – (International) Android AirDroid flaw can lead to XSS, DoS attacks. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) warned that the cloud management application AirDroid contains a vulnerability that could allow cross-site scripting (XSS) and denial of service (DoS) attacks. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/android-airdroid-flaw-can-lead-xss-dos-attacks-040813
29. April 8, DSL Reports – (National) Time Warner VoIP outage impacts 800,000. Time Warner Cable announced that a technical issue caused intermittent outages for its digital voice customers in States ranging from North Carolina to California but did not impact emergency service calls. Source: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Time-Warner-VoIP-Outage-Impacts-800000-123779?nocomment=1
30. April 6, KFOX 14 El Paso– (Texas) Serious fire at Coronado Tower led to evacuations. An April 6 fire at the Coronado Tower building prevented the evening KFOX 14 news broadcast from El Paso and led to the evacuation of the building. Source: http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/news/serious-fire-coronado-tower-led-evacuations/nXFT9/
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