Thursday, June 6, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 6, 2013
• The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to close a key subway tunnel linking Brooklyn and Manhattan for at least a year to repair lingering damage from Superstorm Sandy. – Wall Street Journal
12. June 4, Wall Street Journal – (New York) Subway Tunnel to close. The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to close the Montague tube, a key subway tunnel linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, for at least a year to repair lingering damage from Superstorm Sandy. Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324563004578525602849939578.html
• Approximately 49 people have been infected by Hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold nationwide. – Food Safety News
19. June 4, Food Safety News – (National) Case Count rises to 49 in Hepatitis A Outbreak linked to Frozen Berries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 49 people have been infected by Hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold nationwide. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/06/case-count-rises-to-49-in-hepatitis-a-outbreak-linked-to-frozen-berries/
• A four-story apartment building undergoing demolition in Philadelphia collapsed onto a Salvation Army store, trapping up to ten people. – WFMZ 69 Allentown
42. June 5, WFMZ 69 Allentown – (Pennsylvania) Apartment building collapses in Philadelphia. A four-story apartment building undergoing demolition in Philadelphia collapsed onto a Salvation Army store, trapping up to ten people. Thirteen individuals were sent to area hospital for injuries. Source: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-southeasternpa/apartment-building-collapses-in-philadelphia/-/121434/20432146/-/flmvowz/-/index.html
• A June 3 shootout at the Sunset Plaza Apartments in Jackson, Mississippi, left 1 dead and 4 injured after more than 100 shots were fired. – Associated Press (See item 46)
46. June 4, Associated Press – (Mississippi) 1 dead and 4 injured in shootout at Jackson apartments; police say more than 100 shots fired. A June 3 shootout at the Sunset Plaza Apartments in Jackson left 1 dead and 4 injured after more than 100 shots were fired. Source: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e817736fe867413c99c1f96dd232666f/MS--Jackson-Shooting
Banking and Finance Sector
Nothing to report
Information Technology Sector
35. June 5, Softpedia – (International) Systems of DNSimple and easyDNS abused for DNS amplification attack. Recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against DNS providers DNSimple and easyDNS were in fact part of a DNS amplification attack that abused the targets’ systems to power an attack against another target. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Systems-of-DNSimple-and-easyDNS-Abused-for-DNS-Amplification-Attack-358492.shtml
36. June 5, Softpedia – (International) Experts identify source code of ransomware, ZeuS and IRC worm on torrent site. Researchers from Malware Must Die discovered the source code from several pieces of older malware on a torrent site and are willing to share the information with trusted researchers. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Experts-Identify-Source-Code-for-Ransomware-ZeuS-and-IRC-Worm-on-Torrent-Site-358651.shtml
37. June 5, The H – (International) 2011 SCADA flaw finally fixed. Schneider Electric distributed a fix for a vulnerability in their Quantum Ethernet Module discovered in 2011 that involved hardcoded passwords. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/2011-SCADA-flaw-finally-fixed-1883064.html
38. June 5, The H – (International) Security update for Chrome 27. Google released a security update for its Chrome browser, closing one critical security vulnerability and ten lower-ranked vulnerabilities. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-update-for-Chrome-27-1882885.html
39. June 5, Computerworld – (International) Apple fixes irritating Mountain Lion bugs, firms up Java defenses. Apple released updates for several versions of its OS X operating system, including security updates closing several vulnerabilities. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239810/Apple_fixes_irritating_Mountain_Lion_bugs_firms_up_Java_defenses
40. June 4, The H – (International) Google researcher discloses zero-day exploit for Windows. A Google researcher discovered a security vulnerability in Windows that can be exploited to obtain administrator privileges, and has now published an exploit for the vulnerability. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-researcher-discloses-zero-day-exploit-for-Windows-1876170.html
41. June 4, Henderson Times-News – (North Carolina) Cut cable cripples Internet access for hours. Internet communications in Henderson County suffered an 8 hour outage after an AT&T fiber-optic cable was cut by a third-party contractor. The error affected businesses, the city government, and emergency personnel. Source: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130604/ARTICLES/130609943/1008/sports?Title=Cut-cable-cripples-Hendersonville-Internet-service
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