Thursday, June 20, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for June 20, 2013
• Authorities evacuated 55 residents in Washington Parish, Louisiana, after a portion of the Florida Gas Transmission pipeline exploded and sparked a fire. – Reuters
1. June 18, Reuters – (Louisiana) Major pipeline explodes in Louisiana, area evacuated. Authorities evacuated 55 residents in Washington Parish after a portion of the Florida Gas Transmission pipeline exploded and sparked a fire on the line, destroying a mobile home June 18. A section of the pipeline, which transports gas from Texas to Florida, was shut down and rerouted. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-explosion-louisianabre95h0h2-20130618,0,7901149.story
• Chrysler announced a recall of about 2.7 million Jeep vehicles due to a gas tank placement issue linked to 51 deaths by fire. – Yahoo! Autos
2. June 18, Yahoo! Autos – (National) Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps to fix potential fire flaw. Chrysler announced that it will recall about 2.7 million model year 1993-2004 Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Liberty vehicles due to a gas tank placement issue linked to 51 deaths by fire. Chrysler will install a trailer hitch to minimize the chance that the gas tank may be punctured during a rear-end collision. Source: http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/chrysler-agrees-recall-2-7-million-jeeps-fix-183456236.html
• A truck carrying propane fell off the Highway 146 southbound ramp to Highway 225 West in La Porte, Texas, causing both highways to shut down. – KHOU 11 Houston
9. June 19, KHOU 11 Houston – (Texas) Highways 225, 146 to remain closed for several more hours. A truck carrying propane fell off the Highway 146 southbound ramp to Highway 225 West in La Porte, which caused both highways to shut down June 18 while crews burned off the truck’s load of propane. Authorities expected both highways to reopen June 19. Source: http://www.khou.com/video/featured-videos/Officials-burning-fuel-from-overturned-big-rig-in-La-Porte-212093381.html
• Firefighters reached 85 percent containment of Colorado’s Black Forest Fire that destroyed over 500 homes, while fires in Alaska, Arizona, and other areas of California also prompted evacuations. – Reuters (See item 30)
30. June 18, Reuters – (National) Colorado wildfire snuffs over 500 homes, new blazes menace west. Firefighters reached 85 percent containment of Colorado’s Black Forest Fire that destroyed over 500 homes by June 18 while 2,600 people remained under evacuation orders. Crews battled additional wildfires in California, Alaska, and Arizona as officials ordered mandatory evacuations for residents. Source: http://news.yahoo.com/colorado-wildfire-snuffs-over-500-homes-california-fire- 220915124.html
Banking and Finance Sector
3. June 19, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot – (Virginia) Police seek man in three Va. Beach bank robberies. Police are seeking a man suspected of robbing three bank branches in Virginia Beach during June. Source: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/police-seek-man-three-va-beach-bank-robberies
4. June 18, USA Today – (International) Britain charges ex-Citigroup trader in LIBOR scandal. Authorities in the U.K. charged a former Citibank and UBS trader for allegedly being a key figure in the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/06/18/libor-ubs-citigroup-tom-hayes/2433551/
5. June 18, American Banker – (National) Big banks brace for cyberattack exercise. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) scheduled a massive cybersecurity exercise for financial institutions for June 28 called Quantum Dawn 2 intended to simulate a cyberattack on the financial sector. Source: http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/178_117/regulators-to-test-bank-security-with-fake-cyberattack-1059946-1.html?zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1
6. June 18, V3.co.uk – (International) Phishing gang face 21-year prison stretch for UK bank scam worth £59m. Two Romanians and a Nigerian were sentenced in the U.K. for running a phishing and bank fraud scheme that targeted online banking customers in the U.S., U.K., Russia, and China. Servers seized in the investigation held details of 30,000 bank customers, with the U.K. details alone potentially netting about $92 million in fraud. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2275744/phishing-gang-face-21year-prison-stretch-for-uk-bank-scam-worth-gbp59m
7. June 18, Chicago Tribune – (Illinois) FBI: Man charged with string of suburban bank robberies. A man from Cary was charged with three bank robberies over a 10-day period at bank branches in the suburbs of Chicago. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/crystal_lake_cary/chi-fbi-man-charged-with-string-of-suburban-bank-robberies-20130618,0,246923.story
8. June 18, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – (California) SEC charges San Diego-based promoter in penny stock scheme. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged a San Diego penny stock promoter with allegedly attempting to artificially inflate the price of a penny stock with $2.5 million in share purchases for use in a planned fraud scheme. Source: https://www.sec.gov/news/press/2013/2013-114.htm
Information Technology Sector
35. June 19, Softpedia – (International) Oracle fixes 40 Java vulnerabilities with June 2013 CPU. Oracle released a critical patch update for Java, closing 40 vulnerabilities, 37 of which were remotely exploitable. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Oracle-Fixes-40-Java-Vulnerabilities-with-June-2013-CPU-361994.shtml
36. June 19, Softpedia – (International) Government Security News and 60 other websites hacked, abused to serve malware. Zscaler researchers investigating a piece of malware discovered on a Government Security News Web site found that 65 Web sites had been compromised in an effort to infect users with the ZeroAccess trojan. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Government-Security-News-and-60-Other-Websites-Hacked-Abused-to-Serve-Malware-361932.shtml
37. June 19, Softpedia – (International) Google updates Chrome 27 to fix Flash plugin clickjacking vulnerability. Google released an update for its Chrome browser that closes a vulnerability that uses Adobe Flash Player to hijack users’ microphones and webcams. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Updates-Chrome-27-to-Fix-Flash-Plugin-Clickjacking-Vulnerability-361875.shtml
38. June 19, Computerworld – (International) Apple pours OS X Snow Leopard another Java fix. Apple released a patch for Java 6 on OS X Snow Leopard Lion, and Mountain Lion following Oracle’s release of patches for Java 7. Source: https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240171/Apple_pours_OS_X_Snow_Leopard_another_Java_fix
39. June 18, Help Net Security – (International) Facebook once again accessible via Tor. Facebook became inaccessible for several hours June 18 to users of The Onion Router (Tor) network after malicious activity on some Tor exit nodes triggered Facebook’s site integrity systems. Source: https://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15098
40. June 18, V3.co.uk – (International) Google Docs hijacked by Trojan.APT.Seinup malware. Researchers at FireEye found an advanced spearphishing campaign in the wild that uses Google Docs to avoid detection and install the Trojan.APT.Seinup malware. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2276007/google-docs-hijacked-by-trojanaptseinup-malware
41. June 18, Help Net Security – (International) Customized spam uses cell phone users’ data against them. AdaptiveMobile researchers found that mobile spammers have been using databases of U.S. cell phone subscriber data to craft customized spam for use in collecting financial and personal information. Source: https://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15100
42. June 18, The Register – (International) Remote code execution vuln appears in Puppet. Puppet Labs advised users to update to newer versions of the Puppet infrastructure management tool after a remote code execution vulnerability was discovered. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/18/puppet_security_vuln/
43. June 17, Fayetteville Observer – (North Carolina) Fayetteville radio station WFSS 91.9 FM will be off air Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon for tower repairs. WFSS 91.9 FM alerted listeners that it would be off the air for 5 hours June 20 to repair its broadcasting tower and expected to be back on the air later that day. Source: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/06/17/1264005
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