Monday, June 24, 2013
• The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ agreed to a $250 million settlement over charges that it processed $100 billion in illicit transactions to countries under U.S. sanctions. – Washington Post See item 4 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that confirmed cases in a Townsend Farms frozen berry Hepatitis A outbreak totaled 113 cases in 7 States. – Food Safety News
15. June 20, Food Safety News – (National) CDC: Confirmed cases in Townsend hep A outbreak sit at 110. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it scaled back its case count of the Townsend Farms frozen berry Hepatitis A outbreak to only include medically confirmed illnesses as of June 20. The newly confirmed count sits at 113 cases in 7 States. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/06/cdc-confirmed-cases-in-townsend-hep-a-outbreak-sit-at-110/
• Firefighters reached 100 percent containment of Colorado’s Black Forest Fire after it scorched 16,000 acres, destroyed over 500 structures, and prompted thousands of people to evacuate their homes. – CNN
19. June 21, CNN – (Colorado) Colorado’s devastating Black Forest fire 100% contained. Firefighters reached 100 percent containment June 20 of Colorado’s Black Forest Fire after it scorched 16,000 acres, destroyed over 500 structures, and prompted thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/20/us/colorado-fires/index.html
• A State audit revealed the Oklahoma fire marshal’s office failed to inspect 57 facilities, including 27 correctional facilities, in 2011. – Oklahoma City Oklahoman
25. June 19, Oklahoma City Oklahoman – (Oklahoma) Audit of Oklahoma fire marshal’s office reveals failure to inspect some correctional facilities. A State audit revealed the Oklahoma fire marshal’s office failed to inspect 57 facilities, including 27 correctional facilities, in 2011. Oklahoma is required to annually inspect 210 correctional facilities throughout the State and cannot account for several inventory items that were missing during the audit. Source: http://newsok.com/audit-of-oklahoma-fire-marshals-office-reveals-failure-to-inspect-some-correctional-facilities/article/3853976
Banking and Finance Sector
4. June 20, Washington Post – (International) Bank of Tokyo to pay $250 million to N.Y. state in money-laundering case. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ agreed to a $250 million settlement over charges filed by the State of New York that it processed $100 billion in illicit transactions between 2002 and 2007 to countries under U.S. sanctions. Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/bank-of-tokyo-to-pay-250m-to-ny-in-money-laundering-case/2013/06/20/9ef3d5b2-d9b3-11e2-9df4-895344c13c30_story.html
5. June 20, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – (International) SEC charges China-based company and CEO in latest cross-border working group case. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged China-based China MediaExpress and its CEO with allegedly misleading investors through fraudulent practices that netted the CEO at least $6 million in shares. Source: https://www.sec.gov/news/press/2013/2013-115.htm
6. June 20, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York – (North Carolina; Florida) Florida man arrested in connection with $8 million investment fraud scheme. A Florida man was arrested in North Carolina on charges of allegedly running an investment fraud scheme that defrauded an unnamed Midwestern university of more than $8 million. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/florida-man-arrested-in-connection-with-8-million-investment-fraud-scheme
Information Technology Sector
27. June 21, Softpedia – (International) LinkedIn outage caused by DDOS attack on Network Solutions. Cisco researchers found that cybercriminals indirectly caused a LinkedIn outage June 19 when they launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Network Solutions. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/LinkedIn-Outage-Caused-by-DDOS-Attack-on-Network-Solutions-362473.shtml
28. June 21, Softpedia – (International) PoisonIvy variant abuses legitimate application as loader. Researchers at Trend Micro detected a new variant of the PoisonIvy remote access trojan (RAT), identified as BKDR_POISON.BTA, utilizes the legitimate VMware Network Install Library executable to load. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/PoisonIvy-Variant-Abuses-Legitimate-Application-as-Loader-362696.shtml
29. June 20, SC Magazine – (International) iOS device default hotspot passwords easy to crack. Researchers at a German university published a paper that found that the default passwords for mobile hotspots in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system are limited and easy to crack. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com//ios-device-default-hotspot-passwords-easy-to-crack/article/299726/
30. June 20, Kalispell Daily Inter Lake– (Montana) Fire hits downtown radio station. A June 19 fire at the KOFI broadcast studio in Kalispell caused three stations to go off the air and prompted electricians to work June 20 to get the station back on the air after firefighters extinguished the fire. Source: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_e1dd07c8-d9f8-11e2-b062-0019bb2963f4.html
31. June 19, Lexington Herald-Leader – (Kentucky) NBA Finals interruption was by cable company, WTVQ officials says. Lexington’s WTVQ 36 was interrupted June 19 during its coverage of the NBA Finals by a 30 second test emergency message sent by Time Warner Cable. Source: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/19/2684973/nba-finals-interruption-was-by.html
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