Thursday, November 10, 2016
Complete DHS Report for November 10, 2016
• Officials issued a 5-mile evacuation zone in Jackson Township, Pennsylvania, November 8 – November 9 after a construction crew struck a 36-inch propane gas line, prompting the response of HAZMAT crews. – WTAJ 10 Altoona
1. November 9, WTAJ 10 Altoona – (Pennsylvania) Propane gas leak forces evacuation.
Officials issued a 5-mile evacuation zone in Jackson Township, Pennsylvania, November 8 – November 9 after a construction crew struck a 36-inch propane gas line, prompting the response of emergency and HAZMAT crews.
• Authorities are searching for a man dubbed the “Harry Potter Bandit” who is suspected of robbing two Portland, Oregon-area banks November 8, and is reportedly connected to at least five previous robberies in the Seattle area. – Portland Oregonian See item 5 below in the Financial Services Sector
• A Portland, Oregon resident pleaded guilty November 8 to conspiring with others to prepare and file over 227 fraudulent income tax returns to claim refunds in excess of $1 million in 2010. – U.S. Department of Justice See item 6 below in the Financial Services Sector
• Health officials Kern County, California, reported November 7 that thousands of people may have been exposed to Salmonella after consuming fresh Prime Time International cucumbers served at several Bakersfield-area schools, hospitals, and restaurants. – Food Safety News
13. November 8, Food Safety News – (California) Schools, hospitals received cucumbers recalled for Salmonella. Officials from the Kern County Department of Public Health in California reported November 7 that fresh Prime Time International cucumbers served at several Bakersfield establishments, including the University of California and 26 schools in the Bakersfield City School District and Greenfield Union School District, as well as 3 hospitals and 2 restaurants may have exposed thousands of people to Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and officials advised anyone who has consumed fresh cucumbers and developed symptoms of Salmonella to seek medical attention. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/11/schools-hospitals-received-cucumbers-recalled-for-salmonella/#.WCMijy0rKUk
Financial Services Sector
5. November 8, Portland Oregonian – (Oregon; Washington) 'Harry Potter Bandit' apparently paints self orange, robs banks in Gresham and Aloha. Authorities are searching for a man dubbed the “Harry Potter Bandit” who is suspected of robbing a KeyBank branch in Gresham, Oregon, and a U.S. Bank branch in Aloha, Oregon, November 8. The individual is reportedly connected to a string of at least five previous robberies in the Seattle area. Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/11/harry_potter_bandit_robs_aloha.html
6. November 8, U.S. Department of Justice – (Oregon) Oregon woman pleads guilty to a tax fraud conspiracy. A Portland, Oregon resident pleaded guilty November 8 to conspiring with others to prepare and file over 227 fraudulent income tax returns to claim refunds in excess of $1 million in 2010, assisting her daughter and other co-defendants to prepare and file fictitious income tax returns, and sharing refunds and identities listed on tax forms with her associates. As part of the plea, the defendant also agreed to pay $429,269 in restitution to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Information Technology Sector
20. November 9, IDG News Service – (International) Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities, two actively exploited ones. Microsoft released 14 security bulletins resolving a total of 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, Internet Explorer, and SQL Server. Two of the vulnerabilities have been exploited in the wild, including a zero-day that is being leveraged by a group of attackers dubbed Fancy Bear, APT28 or Strontium, and a second flaw that could allow for remote code execution and enable an attacker to take full control of affected systems. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3139969/security/microsoft-patches-68-vulnerabilities-two-actively-exploited-ones.html#tk.rss_security
21. November 8, SecurityWeek – (International) Adobe patches 9 Flash Player flaws reported via ZDI. Adobe released patches addressing nine arbitrary code execution flaws in Flash Player and one security flaw in Connect for Microsoft Windows that could be exploited for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks after researchers from Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) reported the flaws to Adobe. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patches-9-flash-player-flaws-reported-zdi
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