• Research revealed details of the stolen financial and user information markets, showing the going rate for bank login details and other products and services available in underweb communities. – The Register See item 5 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• A chemical fire began after a train car carrying butane caught fire at a transfer station near Rapho Township, Pennsylvania, prompting an evacuation in the area for about 23 hours. – WGAL 8 Lancaster
12. July 2, WGAL 8 Lancaster – (Pennsylvania) 23 hours later, Rapho Township fire is out. A chemical fire began after a train car carrying 30,000 gallons of butane caught fire at a transfer station. Authorities were prompted to force the evacuation in the area near Rapho Township in Lancaster County for about 23 hours. Source: http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/lancaster/lancaster-county-train-car-fire-forces-evacuations/-/9704306/20801988/-/k7ka4vz/-/index.html
• The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus was found at a sow farm and at a finishing farm in North Carolina. – Reuters
18. July 2, Reuters – (North Carolina) Virus deadly to piglets spreads to North Carolina’s hog farms. The director of Livestock Health Programs for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stated that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus was found at a sow farm and at a finishing farm in the State. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/us-usa-sw
• Arizona’s Dean Peak Fire burned 900 acres by July 1 with zero containment, prompting an evacuation order for two communities in Mohave County. – Lake Havasu City News-Herald
26. July 2, Lake Havasu City News-Herald – (Arizona) Mohave County orders mandatory evacuation of Pine Lake and Hualapai Mountain Park communities. Arizona’s Dean Peak Fire burned 900 acres by July 1 with zero containment as the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office ordered a mandatory evacuation of all residents in the Pine Lake and Hualapai Mountain Park communities. Source: http://www.havasunews.com/news/mohave-county-orders-mandatory-evacuation-of-pine-lake-and-hualapai/article_93e66922-e26f-11e2-ac45-001a4bcf887a.html
Banking and Finance Sector
5. July 2, The Register – (International) Crimelords: Stolen credit cards…keep ‘em. It’s all about banking logins now. Research by McAfee revealed details of the stolen financial and user information markets, showing the going rate for bank login details, credit card information, user account information, and other products and services available in underweb communities. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/02/mcafee_cybercrime_exposed/
6. July 2, Pleasantville-BriarcliffManor Patch – (New York) Federal charges filed in Pleasantville skimming case. Federal charges were filed against a former waiter at the Don Juan Mexican Restaurant in Pleasantville for allegedly skimming customers’ credit cards and stealing more than $180,000. Source: http://pleasantville.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/federal-charges-filed-in-pleasantville-skimming-case
7. July 1, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia – (Florida; California) Hotel financier pleads guilty to conspiring to bribe a bank loan officer. A Florida hotel financier pleaded guilty to bribing a loan officer at Integrity Bank in order to obtain loans totaling more than $40 million. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2013/hotel-financier-pleads-guilty-to-conspiring-to-bribe-a-bank-loan-officer
For another story, see item 36 in the Information Technology Sector
Information Technology Sector
32. July 3, Threatpost – (International) Ubisoft urges password changes following hack. Ubisoft warned users to reset their passwords following an attack on some of their online systems that exposed usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. Source: http://threatpost.com/ubisoft-urges-password-changes-following-hack/
33. July 3, Softpedia – (International) Microsoft experts warn of “System Doctor 2014” fake antivirus. Researchers warned that the creators behind the Rogue:Win32/Winwebsec fake antivirus malware are now spreading a new form of malware called System Doctor 2014 that shares some similarities with its predecessor. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Experts-Warn-of-System-Doctor-2014-Fake-Antivirus-365199.shtml
34. July 2, Threatpost – (International) njRAT espionage malware targets Middle Eastern governments, telecoms and energy. Fidelis reported a surge in activity involving the njRAT cyberespionage remote access trojan (RAT) targeting energy and telecoms companies based or operating in the Middle East, as well as governments in the region. Source: http://threatpost.com/njrat-espionage-malware-targets-middle-eastern-governments-telecoms-and-energy/
35. July 2, Dark Reading – (International) Fake Twitter accounts remain multimillion-dollar business. Research from Barracuda Labs found that the market for fake Twitter accounts to sell as followers has grown, and that the accounts utilize various methods to avoid abuse detection by Twitter and users. Source: http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability/fake-twitter-accounts-remain-multimillio/240157696
36. July 2, Network World – (California) California’s first data-breach report finds 131 incidents hit 2.5 million citizens. California’s first State data breach report reported a total of 131 data breach incidents affecting 2.5 million individuals in 2012. Source: https://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/070213-california-data-breach-271488.html
37. July 2, Threatpost – (International) Skype vulnerability can lead to Android lockscreen bypass. A vulnerability in the Skype app for Android can allow an attacker to bypass the target device’s lockscreen using a second device. Source: http://threatpost.com/skype-vulnerability-can-lead-to-android-lockscreen-bypass/
For another story, see item 5 above in the Banking and Finance Sector
See item 34 above in the Information Technology Sector
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