Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for May 14, 2013
• A bacterial disease has spread through 32 citrus-growing counties in Florida. – Tampa Bay Times
20. May 11, Tampa Bay Times – (Florida) Disease threatens Florida citrus industry. A bacterial disease known as citrus greening has infected 32 citrus-growing counties in Florida. Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/disease-threatens-florida-citrus-industry/2120337
• A brief power outage at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant caused around 3 million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill into Reynolds Channel. – Long Island Newsday
28. May 11, Long Island Newsday – (New York) Nassau: Wastewater spills into channel. A brief May 9 power outage at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant caused an estimate 3 million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill into Reynolds Channel. Source: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/nassau-wastewater-spills-into-channel-1.5239920
• Police in Wauwatosa released information detailing an alleged plan by two teenagers to plant and detonate bombs at a high school. – Associated Press
38. May 11, Associated Press – (Wisconsin) Report details bomb plot at Wauwatosa school. Police in Wauwatosa released information detailing alleged plan by two teenagers to plant and detonate bombs at Wauwatosa East High School. Source: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/014964778a9a40b98ece4cbb704b1376/WI--School-Bomb-Plot-Wauwatosa
• The FBI is investigating a shooting at a New Orleans second-line parade which left 19 people wounded. – Associated Press
48. May 12, Associated Press – (Louisiana) 19 New Orleans shooting victims included 2 kids. The FBI is investigating a May 12 shooting at a New Orleans second-line parade which left 19 people wounded in what investigators called a flare-up of street violence. Source: http://www.nbc29.com/story/22229137/nopd-12-hurt-at-new-orleans-parade-shooting
Banking and Finance Sector
4. May 13, Reuters – (National) Lender Processing agrees to $14 mln securities fraud settlement. Lender Processing Services Inc agreed to pay $14 million to settle claims that the company misled investors regarding improper foreclosure practices such as “robo-signing.” Source: http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Securities/News/2013/05_-_May/Lender_Processing_agrees_to_$14_mln_securities_fraud_settlement/
5. May 11, WPRI 12 Providence – (Rhode Island; New York) More arrests in credit card fraud ring. East Providence police arrested two individuals from New York after finding dozens of credit and gift cards in their possession. The two may be linked to a fraudulent credit card operation based in New York City. Source: http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/providence/more-arrests-for-credit-card-fraud
6. May 10, Softpedia – (Alabama) Alabama state government agency employee admits to identity theft. A former employee of the State of Alabama pleaded guilty to accessing a government database to obtain personal information, and then passed the information on to two accomplices for use in filing false tax returns. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Alabama-State-Government-Agency-Employee-Admits-to-Identity-Theft-352272.shtml
7. May 10, Federal Bureau of Investigation – (Florida) Florida man pleads guilty to fraud scheme against M&T Bank. A Florida man pleaded guilty to running a mortgage fraud scheme that used straw buyers to obtain mortgages, costing lending institutions approximately $24 million in losses. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/buffalo/press-releases/2013/florida-man-pleads-guilty-to-fraud-scheme-against-m-t-bank
8. May 10, New York Times – (National) Privacy breach on Bloomberg’s data terminals. Bloomberg confirmed that reporters at its Bloomberg News division had had access to certain user information from customers using the company’s financial data terminals service before a complaint prompted the access to be disabled. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/business/media/privacy-breach-on-bloombergs-data-terminals.html
9. May 10, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – (Pennsylvania) Murrysville woman pleads guilty to mortgage fraud scheme. A Murrysville woman pleaded guilty to running a fake ‘house flipping’ scheme that defrauded investors of $14 million. Source: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3999904-74/fraud-guilty-scheme#axzz2TBIUcpCt
Information Technology Sector
45. May 13, Help Net Security – (International) Malicious browser extensions are hijacking Facebook accounts. Microsoft warned that Facebook accounts are being hijacked via malicious extensions for the Firefox and Chrome Web browsers. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2490
46. May 13, SC Magazine – (International) Tool reveals Apple user locations.A researcher developed a proof-of-concept Python application that can use data on WiFi networks shared with Apple by Apple devices to determine the location of users. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/tool-reveals-apple-user-locations/article/293061/
47. May 13, Help Net Security – (International) Font apps on Google Play deliver spyware. Webroot identified two malicious Android apps on the Google Play app store that download spyware to users’ devices. Google removed the apps but they remain on their developer’s site. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2488
19. May 10, WVEC 13 Hampton – (Virginia) Crash downs utility lines, closes road near Newport News shipyard. Huntington Avenue between 37th and 39th streets in Newport News was closed for several hours following an accident in which one person was injured. Source: http://www.wvec.com/news/Crash-downs-power-lines-closes-road-near-Newport-News-Shipyard-206923911.html
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