Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for August 13, 2013
• A 40-trailer derailment near Waynoka, Oklahoma, shut down a railroad for over 24 hours. – KOTV 6 Tulsa
7. August 12, KOTV 6 Tulsa – (Oklahoma) Beer, soda spills after train derails near Waynoka. A 40-trailer derailment spilled beer, soda, and paper rolls all over the railway near Waynoka, Oklahoma, and shut down the railroad for over 24 hours August 11. The railroad was expected to reopen August 12. Source: http://www.newson6.com/story/23105582/train-carrying-consumer-products-derails-near-waynoka
• At least 514 people were found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 17 States, including 30 individuals who were hospitalized. – Food Safety News
17. August 9, Food Safety News – (National) Cyclospora infections rise to 514. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at least 514 people were found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 17 States, including 30 individuals who were hospitalized. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/08/cyclospora-infections-rise-to-514/
• Firefighters reached 5 percent containment of the Elk Fire Complex in Idaho after burning over 90,250 acres. – Twin Falls Times-News (See item 22)
22. August 12, Twin Falls Times-News – (Idaho) Elk Fire Complex near Pine now nation’s no. 1 priority wildfire. Firefighters reached 5 percent containment August 11 of the Elk Fire Complex after burning over 90,250 acres near Pine. Hundreds of homes were evacuated and an unknown number of others consumed by the fire. Source: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/elk-fire-complex-near-pine-now-nation-s-no-priority/article_bca85a32-030d-11e3-9b61-001a4bcf887a.html
• The FBI arrested and charged a man for making several fake calls to numerous police departments around the U.S. in order to elicit an armed police response for the purpose of harassing his intended swatting victim. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
31. August 9, Federal Bureau of Investigation – (National) Massachusetts man charged with making hoax emergency services calls to elicit SWAT team response. The FBI arrested and charged a Massachusetts man for making several fake calls to numerous police departments around the U.S. in order to elicit an armed police response for the purpose of harassing his intended swatting victim. The suspect agreed to plead guilty after making multiple threats to using firearms and explosives while placing his calls. Source: http://www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2013/massachusetts-man-charged-with-making-hoax-emergency-services-calls-to-elicit-swat-team-response
Banking and Finance Sector
5. August 10, West Hartford News – (Connecticut) West Hartford attorney pleads guilty in mortgage fraud scheme. A West Hartford attorney pleaded guilty August 6 to conspiracy charges stemming from his part in a mortgage fraud scheme which lasted from June 2005 to November 2008 and caused $3.5 million in losses. Source: http://www.westhartfordnews.com/articles/2013/08/10/news/doc5202764b751e2261084218.txt?viewmode=fullstory
Information Technology Sector
32. August 12, IDG News Service – (International) Bitcoin wallets on Android at risk of theft, developers say. Bitcoin developers announced Bitcoin wallets on Android operating systems are vulnerable to theft after discovering the Android implementation of the Java SecureRandom class contains a number of serious weakenesses. Users were recommended to generate a new address with a repaired random number generator and send all the money in the wallet back to themselves. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241571/Bitcoin_wallets_on_Android_at_risk_of_theft_developers_say
33. August 12, SC Magazine – (International) Spam email contains malware, not Apple gift card. A malicious email, appearing as a $200 Apple Store Gift Card, links victims to instructions on how to download malware that steals data from their computers. The campaign ties the malware to both a link and an attachment, allowing users to become infected through either method. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/spam-email-contains-malware-not-apple-gift-card/article/306949/
34. August 12, The Register – (International) Titsup Apple app dev nerve-centre hauled back online after hack scare. Apple fully reinstated their app developers’ site after it was taken down July 18 due to a security lapse. The company included a month of free access to developers’ subscriptions to help offset the disruption. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/12/apple_developer_site_back_up/
35. August 10, Bellingham Herald – (Washington) Storm damage causes transmitter problem for Olympia radio station. The Olympia radio station, operators of KGY 1240 AM, reported storm damage caused a transmitter problem and took the channel off the air for an unknown expected amount of time. The station is addressing the problem. Source: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/08/10/3140620/storm-damage-causes-transmitter.html
36. August 9, Rappahannock News – (Virginia) Cell service out in Washington. Sprint reported a cellular tower outage near Washington, Virginia, affected several hundred regular users in the town, as well as, most of Rappahannock County Sheriff’s office August 8. Sprint technicians were dispatched and the issue was isolated August 9. Source: http://www.rappnews.com/2013/08/09/cell-service-out-in-washington/123537/
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