Monday, May 6, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for May 6, 2013
• The FBI announced that a former systems manager for an electrical manufacturing company in Smithtown, New York, was arrested for allegedly causing over $90,000 in damage to the company by illegally accessing the company’s systems. – IDG News Service
4. May 3, IDG News Service – (New York) Systems manager arrested for hacking former employer’s network. The FBI announced that a former systems manager for an electrical manufacturing company in Smithtown was arrested for allegedly causing over $90,000 in damage to the company by illegally accessing the company’s systems to perform malicious acts after he quit his job at the company. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/050313-systems-manager-arrested-for-hacking-269385.html
• Eleven individuals were arrested for allegedly running an identity theft ring based in Paterson, New Jersey, that took out lines of credit in victims’ names and make fraudulent purchases totaling $150,000 in losses. – NJ.com See item 6 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• Terminal B of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport was on a security lockdown and flights were temporarily suspended May 3 after a man pulled out a gun and shot into the air. – Reuters
9. May 3, Reuters – (Texas) Man dead after Houston airport shooting sparks panic. Terminal B of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston was on a security lockdown and flights were temporarily suspended after a man pulled out a gun and shot into the air. Officials are investigating whether the shooter was killed by the authorities or committed suicide. Source: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/man-dead-after-houston-airport-shooting-sparks-panic-362094
• The Springs Fire in California has damaged 15 homes, burned through 10,000 acres, closed a portion of a highway, and was only 10 percent contained by May 3 as conditions were expected to worsen – NBC News
30. May 3, NBC News – (California) ‘Monster’ California wildfire reaches ocean, pushes toward Malibu. The Springs Fire in California has damaged 15 homes, burned through 10,000 acres, closed a portion of a highway, and was only 10 percent contained by May 3. The fire has put over 2,000 homes and 100 commercial properties at risk and more than 900 firefighters are working to quell the flames as weather conditions are expected to worsen. Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/02/18018487-monster-california-wildfire-reaches-ocean-pushes-toward-malibu?lite
Banking and Finance Sector
6. May 3, NJ.com – (New Jersey) Police arrest 11 alleged members of Paterson-based identity theft ring. Eleven individuals were arrested for allegedly running an identity theft ring based in Paterson that used an insider at a records storage facility to acquire victims’ personal information and then open retail store lines of credit in their names and make fraudulent purchases totaling $150,000 in losses. Source: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2013/05/police_arrest_11_alleged_members_of_paterson-based_identity_theft_ring.html
7. May 2, Chicago Tribune – (Illinois) FBI: ‘Bully Bandit’ strikes again. The suspect known as the “Bully Bandit” robbed a Bank of America branch in Riverside May 2, the twelfth robbery he is suspected in. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-fbi-bully-bandit-strikes-again-20130502,0,6911105.story
8. May 2, American Banker – (Illinois) FDIC suit seeks $128M from leaders of failed Midwest Bank. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed suit against the former officers and directors of the failed Midwest Bank for allegedly using reckless practices in their duties at the bank that led to over $128 million in damages. Source: http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/178_85/fdic-suit-seeks-128-million-from-leaders-of-failed-midwest-bank-1058799-1.html?zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1
Information Technology Sector
38. May 3, Softpedia – (International) g01pack: First exploit kit to deliver payload via multistage attack. Researchers at Trusteer found a variant of the g01pack Java exploit kit that delivers its payload in a multistage attack to help avoid security programs. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/g01pack-First-Exploit-Kit-to-Deliver-Payload-via-Multistage-Attack-350700.shtml
39. May 3, SC Magazine – (International) Vulnerability data shows majority of websites are susceptible to a serious flow. Vulnerability data analyzed by WhiteHat Security found that 86 percent of all Web sites contain one or more serious vulnerabilities that exposed it to attack. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/vulnerability-data-shows-majority-of-websites-are-susceptible-to-a-serious-flaw/article/291825/
40. May 3, Softpedia – (International) OAuth vulnerabilities allowed hackers to access private photo on Instagram. A researcher at Break Security identified two methods to hijack Instagram accounts by exploiting OAuth flaws. The flaws were reported to Instagram’s owner, Facebook, and were addressed. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/OAuth-Vulnerabilities-Allowed-Hackers-to-Access-Private-Photos-on-Instagram-Video-350730.shtml
41. May 3, The H – (International) Android virus scanners are easily fooled. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Northwestern University developed a tool that modifies existing Android malware apps in minor ways and found that ten antivirus programs tested could be tricked into registering the malware as harmless. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-virus-scanners-are-easily-fooled-1856133.html
42. May 3, The H – (International) Certificate bug in open source IPsec VPN. The developers of the strongSwan open source IPsec VPN software found its software may accept invalid digital signatures and certificates if the OpenSSL crypto backend is enabled. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Certificate-bug-in-open-source-IPsec-VPN-1855695.html
43. May 3, Softpedia – (International) CakePHP 1.2.12, 1.3.16, 2.2.8, and 2.3.4 released to prevent SQL injections. The Cake Software Foundation released updates to several versions of CakePHP to address a vulnerability that could allow SQL injection attacks. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/CakePHP-1-2-12-1-3-16-2-2-8-and-2-3-4-Released-to-Prevent-SQL-Injections-350709.shtml
44. May 2, Daily Inter-Mountain – (West Virginia) Copper thieves cause outage. An attempted copper theft in Beverly, which included two cuts into a 102-count fiber line, left roughly 5,000 customers of Suddenlink Communications without cable, Internet, or phone service for more than 12 hours May 2. Source: http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/561376/Copper-thieves-cause-outage.html
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