Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for April 2, 2013
• A March 29 Exxon Mobil pipeline leak that spilled a few thousand barrels of crude oil, caused the evacuation of 22 homes in Arkansas and raised concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline that is awaiting approval from the State Department. – Washington Post
1. April 1, Washington Post – (Arkansas) Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks ‘a few thousand’ barrels of crude oil in Arkansas. A March 29 Exxon Mobil pipeline leak, that spilled a few thousand barrels of crude oil, caused the evacuation of 22 homes in Arkansas and has raised concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline that is awaiting approval from the State Department. By March 31 the company sent out 15 vacuum trucks and 33 storage tanks to clean up and temporarily store roughly 12,000 barrels of oil and water that was recovered. Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/exxon-mobil-pipeline-leaks-a-few-thousand-barrels-of-crude-oil-in-arkansas/2013/03/31/6868d6f6-9a2e-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html
• Southbound and northbound lanes were closed for several hours March 31 on Interstate 77 near the Virginia – North Carolina border as a result of 17 separate crashes involving 95 vehicles. – NBC News
10. April 1, NBC News – (Virginia) Three dead in 95-car pileup near Virginia, North Carolina state line. Southbound and northbound lanes were closed for several hours March 31 on Interstate 77 near the Virginia – North Carolina border as a result of 17 separate crashes involving 95 vehicles. Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/31/17541681-three-dead-in-95-car-pileup-near-virginia-north-carolina-state-line?lite
• McCreary County school district cancelled classes March 29 and Highway 27 was closed between Highways 700 and 90 for more than 12 hours while crews cleaned up a chemical spill from an overturned tractor-trailer. – WATE 6 Knoxville; Associated Press
14. March 29, WATE 6 Knoxville; Associated Press – (Kentucky) McCreary Co., Ky. Schools, road closed due to chemical spill. A tractor trailer overturned causing a chemical spill on Highway 27 in McCreary County. McCreary County's school district cancelled classes for March 29 and Highway 27 was closed between Highways 700 and 90 for more than 12 hours while crews cleaned up. Source: http://www.wate.com/story/21826122/mccreary-co-ky-schools-closed-road-closed-due-to-chemical-spill
• A bomb threat to Fort Hall Casino prompted an evacuation of 600 people from 13 buildings, residences within a quarter mile, and closed traffic in both direction on Interstate 15 for three hours before being deemed safe to reopen for business and traffic. – Associated Press
32. March 30, Associated Press – (Idaho) Fort Hall Casino bomb threat causes evacuations. A bomb threat to Fort Hall Casino prompted an evacuation of 600 people from 13 buildings, residences within a quarter mile, and closed traffic in both direction on Interstate 15 for three hours before being deemed safe to reopen for business and traffic. This is the second such incident in a week. Source: http://www.kivitv.com/news/local/200739521.html
• A March 29 fire began on the first floor of a two-story building, inside a spa and led to more than 60 people being evacuated from the spa and adult day care facility as firefighters spend several hours fighting the blaze. – Bergen County Record
36. March 29, Bergen County Record – (New Jersey) Three-alarm fire forces evacuation of spa and adult day care center in Fair Lawn. A March 29 fire began on the first floor of a two-story building, inside a spa and led to more than 60 people being evacuated from the spa and adult day care facility as firefighters spend several hours fighting the blaze. Source: http://www.northjersey.com/fairlawn/Three-alarm_fire_forces_evacuation_of_spa_and_adult_day_care_center_in_Fair_Lawn.html
Banking and Finance Sector
6. March 31, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – (Missouri) Schnucks says credit card fraud source 'found and contained.' Schnuck Markets Inc. announced March 30 that it had found evidence of computer code that stole customers' credit/debit card information to make fraudulent charges, and that the issue was now contained and the malware shut down. The compromise affected various stores in the St. Louis area. Source: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/schnucks-says-credit-card-fraud-source-found-and-contained/article_605469bd-db5d-5a1b-94cf-100f4eabc58f.html
7. March 30, New York Post – (New York; International) Domino's guy a key player in bank-fraud scheme: feds. A man was charged with allegedly being part of a bank fraud ring that withdrew millions of dollars from ATMs in New York City using fake debit cards in collusion with Russian and Romanian organized crime. Source: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/domino_rakes_in_bank_fraud_dough_acg4r5AIIJcj6JSCuOatgP
8. March 29, WBBM 2 Chicago – (Illinois) 'Bully Bandit' robs 11th Chicago area bank. The suspect known as the "Bully Bandit" robbed a Plaza Bank branch in Chicago March 29, the eleventh robbery in which he has been linked. Source: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/29/bully-bandit-robs-11th-chicago-area-bank/
9. March 29, USA Today – (New York) SAC portfolio manager arrested by FBI. A portfolio manager at SAC Capital Advisors was arrested in New York City and charged with using insider information to trade shares of Dell and Nvidia, allegedly making $1.4 million in illicit profits. Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/03/29/sac-capital-arrest/2034617/
Information Technology Sector
29. March 29, SC Magazine – (International) Buggy DIY botnet tool leaks in black market. A new botnet generation tool being sold for $10,000 was observed by a researcher on underground markets. However, the tool was considered buggy by users discussing it since it uses copied source code from other tools. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/buggy-diy-botnet-tool-leaks-in-black-market/article/286722/
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