Complete DHS Report for July 29, 2015
· Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for about 1 million Ram pickup trucks due to an issue with the steering wheel wiring harness and another separate recall for 843,536 Ram vehicles due to an issue with the truck’s Occupant Restraint Control module. – Car Connection
4. July 27, Car Connection – (National) 2012-2015 Ram pickups recalled to fix seatbelts, airbags; 1.9 million vehicles affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for about 1 million model year 2012 – 2014 Ram pickup trucks due to an issue with the steering wheel wiring harness that could cause potential inadvertent driver side air bag deployment, and a separate recall for 843,536 model year 2013 – 2015 Ram vehicles due to an issue with the truck’s Occupant Restraint Control module that could cause side curtain and seat airbags to deploy and seatbelt pretensioners to activate unexpectedly.
· The owner of Stanfill Wealth Management in Knoxville was charged July 27 after allegedly defrauding over 21 investors out of almost $7 million. – WBIR 10 Knoxville See item 5 below in the Financial Services Sector
· Oregon State Police reported July 27 a statewide investigation had begun after 10 government offices received mail containing a suspicious substance that hospitalized a sheriff and prompted the evacuation of several locations. – KATU 2 Portland
17. July 27, KATU 2 Portland – (Oregon) Statewide investigation underway after government offices receive suspicious mail. Oregon State Police announced July 27 a statewide investigation after at least ten government offices received mail containing a suspicious substance, sparking the evacuation of several locations, and hospitalizing a sheriff who opened one of the letters at the Grant County Correctional Facility. A U.S. Postal official believe the letters are related but do not believe the general public is at risk.
· A July 26 wildfire destroyed a mobile home and prompted the evacuation of 400 Clearlake residents from the Cache Creek Apartment complex. – Santa Rosa Press Democrat
31. July 27, Santa Rosa Press Democrat – (California) Clearlake fire forces evacuation of 400. A wildfire destroyed a mobile home and prompted the evacuation of surrounding homes in Clearlake and 400 residents at the Cache Creek Apartment complex July 26. Over 123 firefighters, 14 engine companies, 2 tankers, and 6 helicopters helped contain the incident.
Financial Services Sector
5. July 28, WBIR 10 Knoxville – (Tennessee) Fraud victims speak out after financial adviser indicted, arrested. Authorities unsealed indictments against the owner of Stanfill Wealth Management July 27 in Knoxville, alleging that she defrauded over 21 investors out of almost $7 million by promising to invest funds in Charles Schawb and Co., and instead diverted the money for her personal use.
For another story, see item 16 below from the Government Facilities Sector
16. July 27, HousingWire.com – (New York) NY State senator convicted in foreclosure embezzlement scheme. A New York State senator vacated his senate seat July 24 after being convicted of obstruction of justice and making false statements to Federal agents, stemming from charges that he embezzled funds held in escrow from the sale of real estate properties.
Information Technology Sector
19. July 28, Softpedia – (International) One in 600 Web sites lists its .git folder, exposing sensitive data. A Web developer discovered that out of 1.5 million Web sites scanned, 2,402 had an inadvertently exposed .git folder, possibly exposing sensitive information.
20. July 28, Securityweek – (International) Cybercriminals use Angler exploit kit to target PoS systems. Trend Micro researchers reported that cybercriminals have been utilizing the Angler exploit kit (EK) to deliver a reconnaissance trojan that detects mitigation tools before downloading one of three point-of-sale (PoS) malware payloads. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/cybercriminals-use-angler-exploit-kit-target-pos-systems
21. July 28, IDG News Service – (International) Over 10 million Web surfers possibly exposed to malvertising. Cyphort released tracking data from malicious advertisement campaigns revealing that since July 18, over 10 million people may have visited Web sites containing malicious ads which redirect visitors to directories hosting the Angler exploit kit (EK). Source: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2953256/security/over-10-million-web-surfers-possibly-exposed-to-malvertising.html#tk.rss_security
22. July 28, Softpedia – (International) Darkode forum returns with enhanced security measures. MalwareTech researchers reported that the Darkode hacker forum was back online with enhanced security and authentication processes to prevent future infiltrations, after July raids by the FBI and international partners led to the shutdown of the Web site and the detainment of multiple individuals associated with it. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/darkode-forum-returns-with-enhanced-security-measures-487966.shtml
23. July 28, SC Magazine – (International) Apple App Store and iTunes buyers hit by zero-day. Security researchers from Vulnerability Lab published a zero-day filter bypass flaw in Apple’s online invoicing system used in its App Store and iTunes that could allow an attacker to hijack a user’s purchasing session to buy and download any app or content they want, before charging it to the original user. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/apple-app-store-and-itunes-buyers-hit-by-zero-day/article/428864/
24. July 28, Network World– (International) Software vulnerabilities hit a record high in 2014, report says. Secunia released analysis from its Vulnerability Review 2015 revealing that the number of recorded software vulnerabilities hit a record high of 15,435 in 2014, an increase of 18 percent from the previous year, and that many organizations are too slow to release security fixes, among other findings. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2953304/security/software-vulnerabilities-on-the-rise-record-high-report.html#tk.rss_all
25. July 27, Dark Reading – (International) Phishing attacks drive spike in DNS threat. Infoblox and Internet Identity published data revealing that the Domain Name System (DNS) Threat Index jumped nearly 60 percent in the second quarter of 2015, reportedly due to a corresponding 74 percent increase in phishing and phishing domains over the same period. Source: http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/phishing-attacks-drive-spike-in-dns-threat/d/d-id/1321480
For another story, see item 23 above in the Information Technology Sector