Monday, June 10, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 10, 2013
• The operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant announced that they will retire the plant from service following a 16 month outage. – Associated Press
4. June 7, Associated Press – (California) Calif. utility to retire troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. The operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego County announced that they will retire the plant from service. The plant has been closed for 16 months due to the discovery of unusual tube wear. Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57588196/calif-utility-to-retire-troubled-san-onofre-nuclear-power-plant/
• Law enforcement officials in the U.S., U.K., and Vietnam announced that they shut down the “Mattfeuter” Web site allegedly used for selling stolen payment card information. – Information Week See item 8 below in the Banking and Financial Sector
• An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium from baby chicks and ducklings has now sickened at least 224 people across 34 States. – Food Safety News
24. June 6, Food Safety News – (National) Live poultry Salmonella Outbreak sickens 224. According to the latest update from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium from baby chicks and ducklings has now sickened at least 224 people across 34 States. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/06/live-poultry-salmonella-outbreak-sickens-224/
• The Montana governor declared an emergency for 2 reservations and 15 counties following widespread flooding in central and northern parts of the State. – Associated Press
45. June 5, Associated Press – (Montana) Flooding emergency in 15 counties, 2 reservations. The Montana governor declared an emergency June 5 for 2 reservations and 15 counties following widespread flooding in central and northern Montana. Heavy rainfall and flooding caused waterways and reservoirs to overflow and washed out several roads. Source: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/flooding-emergency-in-counties-reservations/article_16dd84f1-e61b-5164-a231-8a3545b46ff7.html
Banking and Finance Sector
8. June 6, InformationWeek – (International) Police bust $200 million data theft ring. Law enforcement officials in the U.S., U.K., and Vietnam announced that they shut down the “Mattfeuter” Web site allegedly used for selling stolen payment card information that resulted in at least $200 million in fraud. Suspects were also arrested in Vietnam, the U.K., Germany, and Italy. Source: http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/police-bust-200-million-data-theft-ring/240156195
9. June 6, Forbes – (International) Illicit pork profits: SEC charges trader who made millions frontrunning Smithfield deal. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission froze the assets of a trader in Thailand and accused him of insider trading ahead of the acquisition of Smithfield Foods to make more than $3 million in illicit gains. Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2013/06/06/thai-traders-multimillion-pork-trade-profits-frozen-by-sec-on-charges-of-insider-trading/
10. June 6, U.S. Department of Justice – (Texas; Alabama) Texas men convicted in $68 million fraud case against Ala. bank. Three Texas men were convicted for fraudulently obtaining $68.5 million in loans from the Federal Land Bank of South Alabama and using the loans to buy the collateral needed for the loans and for personal expenses. Source: http://www.wsfa.com/story/22525927/texas-men-convicted-in-68-million-fraud-case-against-alabama-bank
11. June 6, Lincoln Journal Star – (Nebraska; Nevada) FDIC sues TierOne’s former officers, directors for gross negligence. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed a $40 million suit against eight former officers and directors of the failed TierOne Bank for allegedly being negligent in their duties in approving or recommending eight poorly underwritten loans in the Las Vegas market. Source: http://journalstar.com/business/local/fdic-sues-tierone-s-former-officers-directors-for-gross-negligence/article_ee520fe2-685c-5039-98d1-0456459c1a9e.html
12. June 6, Santee Patch – (California) ‘Insistent Bandit’ pleads guilty to twice robbing a Santee bank. An El Cajon man known as the “Insistent Bandit” pleaded guilty to a total of seven bank robberies in Santee, El Cajon, and San Diego. Source: http://santee.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/insistent-bandit-pleads-guilty-to-twice-robbing-a-santee-bank
13. June 6, Arcadia Patch – (California) ‘Foothills Bandit’ tries to strike again, fails in third local bank robbery attempt. A suspect known as the “Foothills Bandit” attempted to rob a bank in Arcadia, his third robbery attempt. Source: http://arcadia.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/foothills-bandit-tries-to-strike-again-fails-in-third-local-bank-robbery-attempt
Information Technology Sector
37. June 7, Softpedia – (International) Web hosting provider Hetzner hacked, users advised to change passwords. Web hosting provider Hetzner advised its users to change their passwords after an unknown piece of malware was detected in the company’s systems. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Web-Hosting-Provider-Hetzner-Hacked-Users-Advised-to-Change-Passwords-359368.shtml
38. June 7, Softpedia – (International) Plesk says new alleged zero-day is a variation of old vulnerability. Parallels, the developer of the Plesk Web hosting control panel, announced that a reported zero-day vulnerability was in fact an older vulnerability and that current versions of Plesk are not at risk. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Plesk-Says-New-Alleged-Zero-Day-Is-a-Variation-of-Old-Vulnerability-359287.shtml
For another story, see item 8 above in the Banking and Finance Sector
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