Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 11, 2013
• A man was gunned down by police after he went on a shooting spree in Santa Monica, California, killing five people at a home and near Santa Monica College. – NBC News
19. June 10, NBC News – (California) Santa Monica shooting spree suspect identified as death toll climbs. A man was gunned down by police after he went on a shooting spree in Santa Monica, killing his father and brother before approaching Santa Monica College June 7 and fatally shooting a man behind the wheel of an SUV, which spun out of control and left his daughter in critical condition. The victim passed away June 9 as four others were treated for injuries after the gunman fired randomly at passing cars while en route to the college. Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/09/18865467-santa-monica-shooting-spree-suspect-identified-as-death-toll-climbs?lite
• Firefighters battled two separate wildfires in New Mexico that scorched over 30,000 acres. – Albuquerque Journal
22. June 9, Albuquerque Journal – (New Mexico) N.M. jumps fireline, grows to 26,000 acres. Firefighters battled two separate wildfires in New Mexico that scorched over 30,000 acres altogether. Officials announced the closure of New Mexico Highway 4 between two junctions while over 100 evacuated residents were allowed to return once authorities moved a roadblock. Source: http://www.firehouse.com/news/10957519/thompson-ridge-wildfire-jumps-fire-line-forces-road-closures
• Authorities alleged that the wife of a Texas man accused of sending the U.S. President and the New York City mayor threatening letters laced with ricin was the actual sender. – Associated Press
27. June 8, Associated Press – (Texas) FBI: Wife tried to frame husband for ricin letters. After conducting a thorough investigation, authorities alleged that the wife of a Texas man accused of sending the U.S. President and the New York City Mayor threatening letters laced with ricin, was the sender. Officials determined that the suspect tried to frame her husband once they discovered several inconsistencies in her story. Source: http://www.officer.com/news/10957277/fbi-says-wife-tried-to-frame-husband-for-ricin-letters-sent-to-obama
• Researchers discovered a sophisticated Android malware that can be used to execute commands via a remote shell, send SMS messages, steal data, and download additional malicious apps. – IDG News Service See item 31 below in the Information Technology Sector
Banking and Finance Sector
3. June 8, Toledo Blade – (Ohio) 19 indicted in alleged credit card fraud ring. Nineteen suspects, mostly from Toledo, were indicted for allegedly participating in a skimming and credit card theft ring that may have involved up to 100 others. Source: http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2013/06/08/19-indicted-in-alleged-credit-card-fraud-ring.html
4. June 7, U-T San Diego – (California) Police seek ‘Bomb Bandit’ series robber. San Diego police are searching for an individual known as the “I have a bomb Bandit” suspected of robbing three credit unions by claiming to have an explosive device. Source: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/07/bomb-bandit-robber-clairemont-hillcrest/
5. June 7, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – (California) SEC charges Whittier Trust and fund manager in insider trading investigation into expert networks. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Whittier Trust Company and a fund manager with allegedly participating in an insider trading scheme involving technology companies. The company and manager agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle the charges. Source: http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2013/2013-105.htm
Information Technology Sector
28. June 8, Softpedia – (International) After CNN patches vulnerability, diet spammers start abusing Ask.com flaw. Spammers abused an open redirect vulnerability in CNN’s Web site until the news organization closed the vulnerability. However, similar vulnerabilities in Ask.com and Yahoo continued to be used in the spam campaign. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/After-CNN-Patches-Vulnerability-Diet-Spammers-Start-Abusing-Ask-com-Flaw-359540.shtml
29. June 8, Softpedia – (International) McAfee says it made a mistake, Koobface worm not on the rise. McAfee acknowledged that it made a mistake in reporting that the Koobface worm has been on the rise, when instances of it have in fact decreased. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/McAfee-Says-It-Made-a-Mistake-Koobface-Worm-Not-on-the-Rise-359553.shtml
30. June 7, Softpedia – (International) New variant of Bicololo malware disguised as legitimate antivirus app. Researchers discovered a new version of the Bicololo malware disguised as VIPRE Antivirus. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Variant-of-Bicololo-Malware-Disguised-as-Legitimate-Antivirus-App-359336.shtml
31. June 7, IDG News Service – (International) New Android trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws, researchers say. Researchers discovered a sophisticated Android malware dubbed Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a that can be used to execute commands via a remote shell, send SMS messages, steal data, and download additional malicious apps. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/060713-new-android-trojan-app-exploits-270604.html
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