Monday, August 12, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for August 12, 2013
• The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 504 confirmed Cyclospora infections in 16 States in the central and eastern parts of the country. – Food Safety News
15. August 8, Food Safety News – (National) Parasites infest more than 500 people; count up in 7 states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 504 confirmed Cyclospora infections in 16 States in the central and eastern parts of the country. Authorities are still investigating the transmission source for the parasite. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/08/parasites-now-infect-more-than-500-people-numbers-up-in-seven-states/
• Crews reached 25 percent containment of California’s Silver Fire that burned over 16,000 acres, destroyed 26 homes, and forced the closure of the 10 Freeway. – KCAL 9 Los Angeles
23. August 9, KCAL 9 Los Angeles – (California) Hundreds evacuated as Silver Fire grows to 16K acres. Crews reached 25 percent containment of California’s Silver Fire that burned over 16,000 acres, destroyed 26 homes, and forced the closure of the 10 Freeway. Five firefighters and one civilian were injured as hundreds of Riverside County residents were evacuated August 9. Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/09/hundreds-evacuated-as-silver-fire-grows-to-14k-acres/
• Crews in Oregon battled 28 new wildfires in the northwest over the past 24 hours, in addition to several other fires already burning in the region. – Portland Oregonian
24. August 9, Portland Oregonian – (Oregon) Local crews busy in Oregon with new fires, with lightning in forecast. Crews in Oregon battled 28 new wildfires in the northwest over the past 24 hours, in addition to the 5,000-acre Sharon Creek Fire, the nearly 17,500-acre Grass Mountain Complex Fire, the 10,000-acre GC Complex, the 800-acre Coyote Gap Fire, the 44,000-acre Douglas Complex Fire, the 14,000-acre Big Windy Complex Fire, and the 10,500-acre Whiskey Complex Fire in the State. Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/08/post_132.html
• Towns near Lake Okeechobee in Florida continued to remain alert after a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water release did not significantly reduce concerns of rising water and vulnerability in the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike as the area has continued to receive heavy rainfall. – Miami Herald
35. August 9, Miami Herald – (Florida) Despite Lake Okeechobee dumping, dike danger continues to rise. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ late-July 2013 water release from Lake Okeechobee did not significantly reduce concerns of rising water and vulnerability in the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike as the area has continued to receive heavy rainfall and endure tropical storms. Towns in the vicinity of the dike have begun monitoring water levels daily and consulting with the regional flood control system management as the release of water reduces the risk of flooding but can significantly reduce water quality. Source: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/08/5635263/despite-lake-okeechobee-dumping.html
Banking and Finance Sector
3. August 9, Softpedia – (International) Citizens Bank hit by DDOS attack, customers warned of intermittent interruption. Citizens Bank warned customers August 8 that the bank’s Web site was under distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which could cause service interruptions in online and mobile banking services. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Citizens-Bank-Hit-by-DDOS-Attack-Customers-Warned-of-Intermittent-Interruption-374242.shtml
Information Technology Sector
30. August 9, Softpedia – (International) Sophos experts find more malware leveraging Android “master key” vulnerability. Researchers at Sophos identified three new malware files leveraging the Android “master key” vulnerability. Two malware files are not functional, while the third is able to collect data and send out SMSs. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sophos-Experts-Find-More-Malware-Leveraging-Android-Master-Key-Vulnerability-374304.shtml
31. August 7, WBAW 7 Wausau – (Wisconsin) Cellcom: Storm damage to blame for service outage. Cellcom, a De Pere, Wisconsin-based wireless company, reported August 7 that commercial power outages caused by storms were likely the cause of wireless communications service outages in three counties. Source: http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/218726401.html
32. August 7, WBIW 1340 AM Bedford – (Indiana) Verizon customers without service. Verizon customers in Mitchell and Orleans were without wireless service for several hours August 7 after a third party vendor cut a fiber optic line. Source: http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/2013/08/verizon-customers-without-service.php
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