Complete DHS Report for September 23, 2016
• Nearly 1.5 million people in Puerto Rico lost power September 21 following a large fire at an Electric Power Authority electrical plant. – USA Today; Associated Press
1. September 22, USA Today; Associated Press – (Puerto Rico) Most of Puerto Rico still in the dark after power plant fire. Nearly 1.5 million people in Puerto Rico lost power September 21 following a large fire at an Electric Power Authority electrical plant that prompted officials to shut off power for the entire island as a precaution and close all of the island’s schools September 22. Officials were working to restore power and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/22/puerto-rico-power-outage-electricity-plant/90823454/
• Colonial Pipeline officials restarted the flow of gasoline through Line 1 in Shelby County, Alabama, September 21 after the pipeline was shutdown September 9 when more than 300,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from the pipe. – WBRC 6 Birmingham
2. September 21, WBRC 6 Birmingham – (Alabama) Colonial Pipeline restarts flow of gasoline in Line 1. Colonial Pipeline officials restarted the flow of gasoline through Line 1 in Shelby County, Alabama, September 21 after the pipeline was shutdown September 9 when more than 300,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from the pipe. Colonial Pipeline officials stated it may take several days for the fuel supply to return to normal. Source: http://www.ksla.com/story/33153215/colonial-pipeline-restarts-flow-of-gasoline-in-line-1
• A Weston, Connecticut resident pleaded guilty September 21 to concealing over $1.5 million in income from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service after he and co-conspirators allegedly hid profits from alcohol and tobacco sales in an undeclared bank account in Panama from 2006 – 2012. – U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey See item 4 below in the Financial Services Sector
• Five people were indicted on Federal charges September 21 for allegedly conspiring to steal more than $20 million from Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Starkey Laboratories, Inc. between 2006 and 2015. – U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota
13. September 22, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota – (Minnesota) Five indicted for massive fraud perpetrated against Starkey Laboratories. Five people were indicted on Federal charges September 21 for allegedly conspiring to steal more than $20 million from Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Starkey Laboratories, Inc. and its principal owner after the group misappropriated money and business opportunities belonging to Starkey and Sonion, a supplier of hearing aid components to Starkey Laboratories by controlling a network of fake companies, awarding themselves restricted stock in Starkey’s retail affiliate, and embezzling money from the company between 2006 and 2015. Source: https://www.justice.gov/usao-mn/pr/five-indicted-massive-fraud-perpetrated-against-starkey-laboratories
Financial Services Sector
3. September 22, WTMJ 4 Milwaukee – (Wisconsin) Card skimmers found at 3 Kenosha ATMs. Wisconsin authorities are searching September 21 for 2 men suspected of installing credit card skimmers on ATMS at 3 banks in Kenosha, including a North Shore Bank branch and 2 TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union locations. Officials stated the duo also allegedly installed cameras on the ATMs in order to read bank customers’ PIN numbers.
4. September 21, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey – (International) Connecticut man admits conspiring to conceal income in undeclared Panamanian bank account. A Weston, Connecticut resident pleaded guilty September 21 to concealing over $1.5 million in income from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service after he and co-conspirators allegedly hid profits from duty-free alcohol and tobacco sales in an undeclared bank account in Panama from 2006 – 2012. The charges allege that the defendant used a registered Panamanian corporation, Centennial Group, to purchase and sell the duty-free products, shipped the alcohol via a warehouse in Florida and the tobacco products through a warehouse in New Jersey, and used the illicit proceeds for personal expenses. Source: https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/connecticut-man-admits-conspiring-conceal-income-undeclared-panamanian-bank-account
Information Technology Sector
15. September 22, SecurityWeek – (International) Flaws in Cisco Cloud Services Platform allow command execution. Cisco notified its customers that its Cloud Services Platform (CSP) 2100 version 2.0 was plagued with two vulnerabilities, one of which is a critical vulnerability caused by insufficient sanitization of user input that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute arbitrary commands on the operating system with root privileges. Cisco reported the second vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system remotely by sending a malicious “dnslookup” request. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/flaws-cisco-cloud-services-platform-allow-command-execution
16. September 22, SecurityWeek – (International) Restriction bypass, XSS flaws patched in Drupal 8. The developers of the Drupal content management system (CMS) released versions 8.1.10 and 8.2.0-rc2 patching three serious vulnerabilities, including two restriction bypass issues and one cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw after reserachers discovered an attacker could exploit the flaws to execute arbitrary code in the victim’s browser if a targeted user accesses a maliciously crafted Universal Resource Locator (URL) due to inadequate sanitization in Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) exceptions. Drupal developers also patched a critical vulnerability in the feature that allows Drupal users to export their site’s configuration to a file, which could allow an attacker to download full configuration exports without administrative privileges, among other vulnerabilities.
17. September 21, SecurityWeek – (International) Firefox 49 patches critical, high severity vulnerabilities. Mozilla released Firefox 49 resolving several critical vulnerabilities, including multiple memory safety bugs that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code, as well as a high severity certificate pinning flaw caused by flaws in the process Mozilla uses to update Preloaded Public Key Pinning, which could allow a Man in the Middle (MitM) attacker to replace legitimate add-on updates with malicious versions and execute arbitrary code on a targeted system, among other vulnerabilities. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/firefox-49-patches-critical-high-severity-vulnerabilities
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