Thursday, December 5, 2013

Complete DHS Daily Report for December 5, 2013

Daily Report

 • A power interruption at the Rocky Mountain Power Blackfoot substation resulted in a power outage for 48,806 customers in Idaho Falls and prompted the closure of over a dozen schools. – East Idaho News

1. December 4, East Idaho News – (Idaho) Massive power outage. Rocky Mountain power crews worked to restore service to 48,806 customers in Idaho Falls December 4 after an Energy Emergency Interruption at the utility’s Blackfoot substation. The outage prompted the closure of over a dozen schools, the Cargill Facility, and the Shelley Senior Center. Source:

 • Authorities in Mexico are searching for a truck hauling radioactive cobalt-60 that was stolen near Mexico City. – Reuters

2. December 4, Reuters – (International) Mexico searches for stolen truck carrying radioactive material. Authorities in Mexico notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that a truck hauling cobalt-60 from a Tijuana hospital to a waste disposal center was stolen near Mexico City December 2. The material could be dangerous if its storage vessel is damaged or opened, or if the material were dispersed. Source:

 • The European Union fined 6 European and U.S. banks and brokers $2.3 billion for manipulating the Libor and Euribor lending rates between 2005 and 2008. – CNNMoney See item 4 below in the Financial Services Sector

 • Fire crews battled an 8 alarm fire at an office building near Boston’s South Station that left an estimated $2 million in damages. – Reuters
35. December 3, Reuters – (Massachusetts) Fire crews battle blaze near Boston’s South Station. Fire crews spent several hours battling an 8 alarm fire at an office building near Boston’s South Station December 3 that left an estimated $2 million in damages. Source:


Financial Services Sector

4. December 4, CNNMoney – (International) EU fines banks record $2.3B over Libor. European Union regulators fined six European and U.S. banks and brokers $2.3 billion over their manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor) between 2005 and 2008. Source:

5. December 3, Orlando Sentinel – (Florida) Former investment executive pleads guilty in fraud scheme. A former Orlando-area Ocoee investment executive pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 100 investors of $11 million through now-defunct Capital Blu Management. Source:,0,7199908.story

6. December 3, Los Angeles Times – (California) FBI searches for ‘Button-Down Bandit,’ suspected in 4 robberies. The FBI and local law enforcement are seeking a suspect known as the “Button-Down Bandit” who allegedly robbed four banks in Riverside and Orange counties, including a December 2 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in Riverside. Source:,0,7822978.story

7. December 3, KOKH 25 Oklahoma City – (Oklahoma) Reward increased for serial bank robbery suspect dubbed ‘Back Fence Bandit’. The FBI increased its reward for information on a bank robbery suspect known as the “Back Fence Bandit,” allegedly responsible for four bank robberies in Oklahoma City, including a November 29 robbery of a Bank of Oklahoma branch. Source:

For another story, see item 30 below in the Information Technology Sector

Information Technology Sector

30. December 4, IDG News Service – (International) Logins stolen from Facebook, Google, ADP payroll processor. Researchers at Trustwave gained access to the control panel of a botnet running the Pony controller software and found around 2 million logins and passwords for social media accounts, payment processor ADP, and other services. Source:

31. December 4, Softpedia – (International) Credentials of 38,000 Pixel Federation users leaked by hacker. Game developer Pixel Federation confirmed that a hacker breached its systems and leaked around 38,000 users’ usernames and passwords. The same hacker was also reported to be behind an attack on the U.K. Council for Graduate Education. Source:

32. December 4, Softpedia – (International) Important security fixes included in Ruby on Rails 4.0.2 and 3.2.16. The developers of Ruby on Rails released new versions of two variants of Ruby on Rails, addressing four vulnerabilities. Users were advised to update their installations as soon as possible. Source:

Communications Sector

Nothing to report