Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for May 21, 2013
• Around 60 people were injured after two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut, limiting service between New York and Boston. – Bloomberg News
12. May 18, Bloomberg News – (Connecticut) Commuter train wreck injures dozens, curbs Amtrak service. Around 60 people were injured after two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, limiting service between New York and Boston. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-18/commuter-train-derailment-halts-amtrak-s-new-york-boston.html
• Two FBI special agents from the agency’s Hostage Rescue Team were killed during a training accident in Virginia May 17. – Associated Press
26. May 19, Associated Press – (Virginia) 2 FBI agents killed in training accident in Va. Two FBI special agents from the agency’s Hostage Rescue Team were killed during a training accident in Virginia May 17. Authorities are investigating the incident. Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fbi-agents-killed-training-accident-va-19212779#.UZoiELXvtKA
• Researchers identified a large cyberespionage campaign that has targeted computers in several countries and appears to have been created by an individual with formal computer engineering training. – Help Net Security See item 30 below in the Information Technology Sector
• The Colorado Springs Bomb Squad is investigating an incident where a homemade bomb was found near a park and elementary school. – KUSA 9 Colorado Springs
35. May 19, KUSA 9 Colorado Springs– (Colorado) Homemade bomb found near Colorado Springs park. The Colorado Springs Bomb Squad is investigating an incident where a homemade bomb, comprised of commercial fireworks and using the same materials as the Boston Marathon bombs, was found near a park and elementary school. Source: http://www.9news.com/news/article/337043/188/Homemade-bomb-found-near-Colorado-Springs-park
Banking and Finance Sector
6. May 18, KCBS 2 Los Angeles – (California) Alleged ‘Make It Quick Bandit’ suspected in Gardena bank robbery. A man known as the “Make It Quick Bandit” was suspected in the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in Gardena, his tenth robbery in the South Bay area. Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/18/alleged-make-it-quick-bandit-suspected-in-gardena-bank-robbery/
Information Technology Sector
30. May 20, Help Net Security – (International) Cyber espionage campaign uses professionally-made malware. Researchers at Trend Micro identified a large cyberespionage campaign dubbed “Safe” that has targeted computers in several countries and appears to have been created by an individual with formal computer engineering training. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2500
31. May 20, Help Net Security – (International) Form-grabbing rootkit sold on underground forums. A Webroot researcher found a rootkit for sale on underground forums known as “Private Grabber” that can capture communication sent over SSL and steal login credentials. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2499
32. May 20, Softpedia – (International) Yahoo Japan may have leaked 22 million IDs in attack. Around 22 million user IDs from users of Yahoo Japan may have been leaked during an attack. Yahoo was unsure if the file was stolen since it was intercepted and access cut off when the attack was detected. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Yahoo-Japan-May-Have-Leaked-22-Million-IDs-in-Attack-354574.shtml
33. May 17, Softpedia – (International) Syrian Electronic Army hacks Financial Times Twitter accounts, blogs. The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group compromised several Twitter accounts and blogs belonging to the Financial Times, defacing them. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Syrian-Electronic-Army-Hacks-Financial-Times-Twitter-Accounts-Blogs-354308.shtml
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