• The head of Carr Miller Capital pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme that stole $41.2 million from investors in several States. – Philadelphia Inquirer See item 5 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• The New York Police Department and Long Island's Brookhaven National Laboratory began a 3-day study to determine how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the New York City subway system. – Associated Press
8. July 9, Associated Press – (New York) NYPD to study gas dispersal in New York City subways. The New York Police Department and Long Island's Brookhaven National Laboratory began a three day study to research how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the New York City subway system by dispersing low level concentrations of harmless gases at several subway and street-level locations in Manhattan for 30 minutes each morning. Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9166582
• Firefighters reached 15 percent containment July 9 of Alaska’s Stuart Creek 2 Fire after it burned 82,274 acres and kept an evacuation watch in effect near Fairbanks. – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
27. July 9, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – (Alaska) Official: Weather aids crews on Stuart Creek wildfire, but threat remains. Firefighters reached 15 percent containment July 9 of Alaska’s Stuart Creek 2 Fire after it burned 82,274 acres and kept an evacuation watch in effect from 16 mile to 32 mile near Fairbanks. Source: http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/official-weather-aids-crews-on-stuart-creek-wildfire-but-threat/article_da832042-e8d1-11e2-8365-001a4bcf6878.html
• The U.S. Department of Justice released a report July 9 after conducting an investigation into the Miami Police Department concluding the department engaged in excessive use of force in officer-involved shootings. – CNN
31. July 9, CNN – (Florida) Miami police exhibited pattern of excessive force, Justice Dept. says. The U.S. Department of Justice released a report July 9 after conducting an investigation into the Miami Police Department concluding the department engaged in excessive use of force in officer-involved shootings. The Justice Department found that officers intentionally shot at people on 33 separate occasions from 2008 through 2011 and did not conduct timely investigations into the shootings. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/09/us/miami-police-force/index.html?hpt=ju_c2
Banking and Finance Sector
5. July 10, Philadelphia Inquirer – (National) N.J. man pleads guilty in $41.2 million Ponzi scheme. The head of Carr Miller Capital based in Marlton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme that stole $41.2 million from investors in several States. Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130710_N_J__man_pleads_guilty_in__41_2_million_Ponzi_scheme.html
6. July 9, Shoreline-LakeForestPark Patch – (California) California rapper pleads guilty in credit-card fraud that targeted Shoreline business. A California man pleaded guilty to participating in a credit card fraud scheme where he purchased over 27,000 stolen credit card numbers between January 2011 and February 2012. Source: http://shoreline.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/california-rapper-pleads-guilty-in-creditcard-fraud-that-targeted-shoreline-business
Information Technology Sector
33. July 10, SC Magazine – (International) Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer, .Net Framework, and Silverlight with seven patches. Microsoft’s July 2013 Patch Tuesday release addressed 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, .Net Framework, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, GDI+, and Windows Defender. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/microsoft-fixes-internet-explorer-net-framework-and-silverlight-with-seven-patches/article/302398/
34. July 10, Softpedia – (International) One critical, four high-risk vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 28. Google released Chrome 28 for multiple platforms, addressing one critical use-after-free vulnerability and four high-risk vulnerabilities. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/One-Critical-Four-High-Risk-Vulnerabilities-Fixed-in-Chrome-28-366862.shtml
35. July 10, IDG News Service – (International) Konami follows Nintendo as victim of illicit login attacks in Japan. Konami reported successful illicit login attempts to 35,252 Konami ID accounts, which contain users’ names and contact information. Source: https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240682/Konami_follows_Nintendo_as_victim_of_illicit_login_attacks_in_Japan
36. July 9, Threatpost – (International) Adobe’s July patch release fixes bugs in Flash, Shockwave, Coldfusion. Adobe released a monthly round of security updates for Flash, ColdFusion, and Shockwave, closing remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in each. Source: https://threatpost.com/adobes-july-patch-release-fixes-bugs-in-flash-shockwave-coldfusion
37. July 9, Associated Press – (South Dakota) Verizon restores cell service for 2 Black Hills communities. Verizon reported July 5 that it completed the installation of a tower to provide cellular coverage to customers in the towns of Hisega and Johnson Siding, ending 2 weeks without regular service after a contract on an AT&T tower ended. Source: http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/81474/group/homepage/
38. July 9, Great Falls Tribune – (Montana) Lightning strike knocks KXGF 1400 AM off air. The general manager of STARadio, operator of KXGF 1400 AM, reported it expected to have the radio station back on line after its 300-foot radio transmitter tower received a direct hit from a lightning strike July 8. The station was expected to be back on the air July 10. Source: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130709/BUSINESS/307090019/Lightning-strike-knocks-KXGF-1400-AM-off-air
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