Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 18, 2013
• Encana Corp. enacted a precautionary shutdown 32 natural gas wells in central Colorado due to a nearby wildfire. – Associated Press
3. June 14, Associated Press – (Colorado) Encana shuts down 32 gas wells due to wildfires. As a precaution, Encana Corp. shut down 32 natural gas wells in central Colorado due to a nearby wildfire. WPX Energy has also shut down two of their wells as a preventative measure. Source: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23461055/encana-shuts-down-32-gas-wells-due-wildfires
• An explosion at the Donaldson Nitrogen Complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, killed one worker and injured seven others. – Associated Press
4. June 15, Associated Press – (Louisiana) Police: OSHA to join investigation of 2nd La. plant explosion; 1 person killed, 7 injured. An explosion at the Donaldson Nitrogen Complex in Donaldsonville killed one worker and injured seven others June 14. Louisiana State Police described the cause as a failure of a gas distribution manifold. Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/police-several-injured-in-2nd-la-chemical-plant-explosion-in-2-days/2013/06/14/cd1f41be-d559-11e2-b3a2-3bf5eb37b9d0_story.html
• Authorities confiscated records, computer equipment, and prescription drugs from a clinic in Longwood, Florida, after a two-year investigation, spurred by complaints the facility may be a pill mill. – WFTV 9 Orlando
17. June 14, WFTV 9 Orlando – (Florida) DEA raids pain clinic in possible pill mill investigation. Florida authorities confiscated paper records, computer equipment, and prescription drugs from the Professional Pain Clinic in Longwood June 14. The clinic was under a two-year investigation after agents received complaints the facility may be a pill mill. Source: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/dea-raids-pain-clinic-possible-pill-mill-investiga/nYLQy/
• Firefighters in Colorado were battling several wildfires throughout the State, including the Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs that burned 16,000 acres and 483 structures. – CNN
18. June 17, CNN – (Colorado) Federal investigators called in as Colorado firefighters make progress. Firefighters in Colorado were battling several wildfires throughout the State, including the Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs that burned 16,000 acres and 483 structures before crews reached 65 percent contained June 16. The Royal Gorge fire scorched over 3,200 acres before it was fully contained, and the Big Meadows fire burned hundreds of acres and continues to threaten the Rocky Mountain National Park. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/17/us/colorado-fires/?hpt=hp_t2
Banking and Finance Sector
7. June 14, Federal Bureau of Investigation – (California) Former employee of brokerage firm in Bakersfield pleads guilty to $6M mortgage fraud scheme. Two individuals from Bakersfield, one a former mortgage brokerage employee, pleaded guilty to working with three others to defraud lenders of $6 million by submitting fraudulent information on loan applications. Source: http://www.loansafe.org/brokerage-firm-mortgage-fraud-scheme
Information Technology Sector
23. June 17, Softpedia – (International) Spammers use black hat SEO to inject jailbreak scams into Google News. Researchers from F-Secure discovered a spam campaign utilizing search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to inject links to phone jailbreak scams into Google News threads related to iOS. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Spammers-Use-Black-Hat-SEO-to-Inject-Jailbreak-Scams-into-Google-News-361441.shtml
24. June 15, Softpedia – (International) Trojan uses fake Adobe certificate to evade detection. Symantec researchers found that the Backdoor.Trojan malware utilizes a fake digital certificate claiming to be from Adobe in an effort to trick users into running it. The trojan itself can perform various information-stealing tasks. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Trojan-Uses-Fake-Adobe-Certificate-to-Evade-Being-Detected-361261.shtml
25. June 14, SC Magazine – (International) Bad Pigs removed from Google Play after 10k users download bogus app. Google removed from its Google Play store a malicious app that imitated a legitimate game and was installed more than 10,000 times. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com//bad-pigs-removed-from-google-play-after-10k-users-download-bogus-app/article/298850/
26. June 14, Jackson County Floridan – (Florida) Copper thief who knocked Marianna radio station off air gets 10 years. A man responsible for the theft of copper which knocked WJAQ radio tower off the air in March was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The stolen copper lines were unique to the radio tower, which helped investigators apprehend the thief. Source: http://www.jcfloridan.com/news/article_0ef1b0c4-d54e-11e2-a581-001a4bcf6878.html
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