Monday, June 3, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 3, 2013
• Japan has canceled its tender to buy U.S. white wheat after the discovery of a test strain of Monsanto Company’s genetically modified wheat were found on an Oregon wheat farmer’s land. – Food Safety News
17. May 31, Food Safety News – (International) Japan suspends U.S. wheat purchases after GMO discovery. Japan has canceled its tender to buy U.S. white wheat after the discovery of a test strain of Monsanto Company’s genetically modified wheat were found on an Oregon wheat farmer’s land. Japan is the largest international buyer of U.S. wheat. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/05/japan-suspends-u-s-wheat-purchases-after-gmo-discovery/#.UaiQi0Ckr44
• Federal and State health officials are investigating reports of infections among 20 patients in 3 States that received steroid injections produced by Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC. – KTHV 11 Little Rock
22. May 30, KTHV 11 Little Rock – (National) Arkansas investigating product from compounding pharmacy. Federal and State health officials are investigating reports of infections among 20 patients in 3 States that received steroid injections produced by Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC. The compounding pharmacy issued a voluntary recall of all sterile products in May and authorities are urging patients that visited clinics in 15 States where the products were distributed to contact the clinic or their regular health care provider if they are experiencing symptoms. Source: http://www.thv11.com/news/health/267291/126/Arkansas-investigating-product-from-compounding-pharmacy
• New York City’s updated 9-1-1 computer system crashed twice in its first 2 days of operation causing operators to write emergencies on pieces of paper to run to dispatcher after hundreds of computer screens were shut down. – WNBC 4 New York
29. May 31, WNBC 4 New York – (New York) NYC’s new 911 system crashes twice in 2 days: Police commissioner. New York City’s updated 9-1-1 computer system crashed twice in its first 2 days of operation causing operators to write emergencies on pieces of paper to run to dispatcher after hundreds of computer screens were shut down. The disruptions each only lasted a few minutes but caused computers at the main call center in Brooklyn to shut down, as well as satellite terminals in others rooms where dispatchers determine where to send emergency responders. Source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Emergency-911-System-New-York-City-Crash-Computer-Police-Dispatch-209485851.html
• A 5-alarm fire in a 55-unit Passaic, New Jersey apartment building May 31 prompted the superintendent of the nearby school district to evacuate two schools as a precaution as the blaze completely gutted a nearby structure and caused the apartment building’s roof to partially collapse. – WCBS 2 New York
38. May 31, WCBS 2 New York – (New Jersey) 5-alarm blaze tears through Passaic apartment building. A 5-alarm fire in a 55-unit Passaic apartment building May 31 prompted the superintendent of the nearby school district to evacuate two schools as a precaution as the blaze completely gutted a nearby structure and caused the apartment building’s roof to partially collapse. Several firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion as temperatures rose to 90 degrees. Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/31/fire-tears-through-passaic-apartment-building/
Banking and Finance Sector
6. May 30, KIRO 7 Seattle – (Washington) Red Robin customers victims of months-long skimming scheme. A waitress who worked at a Red Robin restaurant in Des Moines, Washington, was arrested for allegedly skimming customers’ credit and debit cards over several months, resulting in thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases. Source: http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/red-robin-customers-victims-months-long-skimming-s/nX7Sq/
Information Technology Sector
32. May 31, SC Magazine – (International) Drupal confirms confidential breach following third party application vulnerability. The Drupal Association confirmed that an attack that captured the user information of nearly one million users was caused by a known vulnerability in third-party software installed on company servers. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/drupal-confirms-credential-breach-following-third-party-application-vulnerability/article/295645/
33. May 30, Help Net Security – (International) Apache server bug allows remote code execution. A vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server which can allow attackers to compromise systems and execute arbitrary commands was disclosed by Secunia. A patch is available that closes the vulnerability. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14978
34. May 30, KWON 1400 AM Bartlesville– (Oklahoma) Cell outages due to fiber break.Several carriers’ cell phone networks were degraded or shut down in the Bartlesville and Ramona areas as a result of weather which may have caused a major AT&T fiber line breakage. The outage was expected to be restored the evening of May 30. Source: http://bartlesvilleradio.com/pages/news/54412013/cell-outages
35. May 30, Peoria Journal Star – (Illinois) NOAA weather radio transmitters restored in central Illinois. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather-radio network saw several radio transmitters in central Illinois go off the air for several hours May 30 after a major phone line outage. The transmitters affected included the Peoria, Jacksonville, Newton, and Springfield areas; service was restored May 30. Source: http://www.pjstar.com/free/x83402052/Peoria-weather-radio-transmitter-off-air
36. May 31, Mineral Wells Index– (Texas) Cut cable causes community chaos. Widespread communication outages in Mineral Wells May 29 and 30 affected emergency services, area businesses and their payment services, landline and cellular phone services, and cable services, and limited Internet access after a construction crew cut a fiber-optic cable line. Crews worked throughout the day to restore services May 30. Source: http://mineralwellsindex.com/topstory/x1167601245/Outage
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