Thursday, May 16, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for May 16, 2013
• Smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill near St. Louis was being monitored due to its proximity to nuclear waste buried at an adjacent landfill. – Associated Press
6. May 14, Associated Press – (Missouri) Attorney General: Landfill smoldering being watched closely over concerns about nearby nuclear waste. Smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill near St. Louis was being monitored due to its proximity to nuclear waste buried at an adjacent landfill. The Missouri Attorney General announced an agreement with the landfill’s operators to temporarily relocate nearby residents due to the smell from the smoldering. Source: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/dcc06d6677bc49b5985a7877fbc71b13/MO--Bridgeton-Landfill
• Authorities charged multiple people for allegedly defrauding the Medicare program and/or private health insurers of $233 million through false billing. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
22. May 14, Federal Bureau of Investigation – (Illinois) Federal Medicare Fraud Strike Force charges Chicago-area defendants with defrauding Medicare and other health insurers. Authorities charged 2 Chicago-area physicians and 3 health clinic co-owners among 7 other defendants for 5 separate, unrelated health care fraud schemes. The defendants defrauded the Medicare program and/or private health insurers of millions of dollars in what is part of a national takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force involving 89 defendants in 8 cities collectively involving $233 million in false billing. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/chicago/press-releases/2013/federal-medicare-fraud-strike-force-charges-chicago-area-defendants-with-defrauding-medicare-and-other-health-insurers
• Firefighters reached 95 percent containment in a wildfire that burned through 6,800 acres in Wisconsin’s Douglas and Bayfield Counties. – Duluth News Tribune
29. May 15, Duluth News Tribune – (Wisconsin; Minnesota) Residents evacuated as Wisconsin wildfire grows. Firefighters reached 95 percent containment in a wildfire that burned through 6,800 acres in Wisconsin’s Douglas and Bayfield Counties and destroyed at least 50 structures. Residents were evacuated and a portion of Wisconsin’s state Highway 27 was closed as crews also responded to a wildfire in Minnesota that burned through nearly 5,000 acres. Source: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/267215/
• Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday release included critical fixes for several programs. – Help Net Security See item 39 below in the Information Technology Sector
Banking and Finance Sector
9. May 14, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey – (National) Three arrested, charged in New Jersey in multi-million-dollar fraud offering pre-IPO Facebook shares. Federal authorities arrested three men in New Jersey and New York charged with allegedly running an investment scheme that stole $6.7 million from an investor by claiming they had access to Facebook stocks prior to the company’s initial public offering. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/newark/press-releases/2013/three-arrested-charged-in-new-jersey-in-multi-million-dollar-fraud-offering-phony-pre-ipo-facebook-shares
Information Technology Sector
38. May 15, The H – (International) Mozilla’s Firefox update fixes three critical holes. Mozilla released an update for its Firefox browser that fixes three vulnerabilities rated “critical” or “high severity.” Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-s-Firefox-update-fixes-three-critical-holes-1863449.html
39. May 14, Help Net Security – (International) Microsoft fixes 33 vulnerabilities. Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday release included critical fixes for several programs, including a fix for an Internet Explorer (IE) 8 zero-day flaw recently used in targeted attacks. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14908
40. May 14, Threatpost – (International) Adobe patches ColdFusion, Flash, Reader vulnerabilities. Adobe released updates for its ColdFusion, Flash, and Reader programs, closing two vulnerabilities seen exploited in the wild as well as other vulnerabilities. Source: http://threatpost.com/adobe-patches-coldfusion-flash-reader-vulnerabilities/
41. May 14, V3.co.uk – (International) Google Android malware levels rocket as spam threat grows. F-Secure released its Q1 2013 Threat Report, which found malware variants targeting mobile devices have risen by 49 per cent since 2012, among other findings. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2267736/google-android-malware-levels-rocket-as-spam-threats-grow
42. May 14, Internet Crime Complaint Center – (International) IC3 2012 Internet Crime Report released. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released the 2012 Internet Crime Report, which reported an average of more than 24,000 complaints received per month and that unverified losses rose 8.3 per cent, among other findings. Source: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2013/130514.aspx
43. May 14, WKYT 27 Lexington – (Kentucky) Thieves knock Lexington radio station off air. KISS 96.9 FM Paris was knocked off the air for six hours May 14 and sustained $30,000 in damages after thieves broken into the station tower to steal copper. Source: http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Thieves-knock-Lexington-radio-station-off-air-207445921.html?ref=921#.UZOUGrWkq0h
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