Friday, April 5, 2013
Complete DHS Daily Report for April 5, 2013
• A former trader for Goldman Sachs turned himself in to FBI agents and pleaded guilty to wire fraud for defrauding the bank of $118 million in 2007. – Reuters See item 5 below in the Banking and Finance Sector
• Thieves stripped more than 6 miles of copper wire on multiple occasions from the median of Interstate 15 near Salt Lake City. The copper wire theft was the largest reported in Utah. – Associated Press (See item 9)
9. April 4, Associated Press – (Utah) Thieves somehow steal 6 miles of copper wire from Utah highway. Thieves stripped more than 6 miles of copper wire on multiple occasions from the median of Interstate 15 near Salt Lake City. The copper wire theft was the largest reported in Utah. Source: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/thieves_somehow_steal_6_miles.html
• Intermountain Healthcare admitted to several federal health care law violations and will pay $25.5 million to settle claims brought forth by the U.S. Department of Justice. – KSTU 13 Salt Lake City
20. April 3, KSTU 13 Salt Lake City – (Utah) Intermountain Healthcare pays $25.5M to end investigation. Intermountain Healthcare admitted to several federal health care law violations and will pay $25.5 million to settle claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. The health care systems self-disclosed the violations to the government. Source: http://fox13now.com/2013/04/03/intermountain-health-care-pays-25-5-m-to-settle-self-disclosed-financial-violations/
• Officials were working April 3 to contain a wildfire within the Big Cypress National Preserve that ignited March 29. The wildfire has burned through about 20,000 acres with 50 percent containment. – WINK 11 Fort Myers
26. April 3, WINK 11 Fort Myers – (Florida) National Park Service: Big Cypress fire 50 percent contained. Officials were working April 3 to contain a wildfire within the Big Cypress National Preserve that ignited March 29. The wildfire has burned through about 20,000 acres and was at 50 percent containment. Source: http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-04-03/National-Park-Service-Big-Cypress-fire-50-percent-contained#.UV2DSBzvtKA
Banking and Finance Sector
3. April 4, Associated Press – (New York) Ex-NY stockbroker admits $1M insider trading scam. A former stockbroker pleaded guilty to charges that he was involved in an insider trading scheme that earned $1 million in illicit profits ahead of IBM’s acquisition of SPSS in 2009. Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ny-stockbroker-admits-1m-insider-trading-scam-18875125#.UV2lfpPvtKA
4. April 4, Softpedia – (International) Instawallet hacked, Mt. Gox hit by major DDOS attack. Two online services for holding and trading the Bitcoin virtual currency were attacked recently. Online wallet site Instawallet suspended its service indefinitely after attackers accessed it and the largest Bitcoin exchange service, Mt. Gox, came under a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Instawallet-Hacked-Mt-Gox-Hit-by-Major-DDOS-Attack-342913.shtml
5. April 3, Reuters – (New York) Ex-Goldman trade pleads guilty to one count of wire fraud. A former trader for Goldman Sachs turned himself in to FBI agents and pleaded guilty to wire fraud for defrauding the bank of $118 million in 2007. Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100612577
6. April 3, South Jersey Times – (Pennsylvania) Carneys Point woman charged in $20M mortgage fraud conspiracy. A woman was charged for her part in an alleged $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that included the purchase of over 100 properties in Philadelphia between 2004 and 2009. Source: http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2013/04/carneys_point_woman_charged_in.html
7. April 3, KTVT 11 Fort Worth – (Texas) Mesh Mask Bandit robs 14th north Texas bank. A suspect known as the “Mesh Mask Bandit” robbed another bank April 2, the fourteenth bank robbery in north Texas to which he has been linked. Source: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/04/03/mesh-mask-bandit-robs-14th-north-texas-bank/
8. April 3, White Plains Journal News – (New York) Former Rockland cab company owner guilty in $10M scheme. A New Jersey cab company owner was found guilty in a $10 million insurance fraud scheme where he filed fraudulent insurance applications for fleet vehicles and attempted to conceal his identity as owner. Source: http://www.lohud.com/article/20130403/NEWS03/304030069/Former-Rockland-cab-company-owner-guilty-10M-insurance-scheme
Information Technology Sector
32. April 4, Help Net Security – (International) Wide variety of malware lurking in Skype messages. A researcher uncovered a new malware campaign targeting Skype users which rotates the type of malware served to victims. It also may be related to past Madi and Flashback malware campaigns. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2456
33. April 4, Softpedia – (International) PostgreSQL 9.2.4, 9.1.9, 9.0.13 and 8.4.17 released to address security holes. The PostgreSQL Development Group released several updates to its software to close five security vulnerabilities and address several minor issues. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/PostgreSQL-9-2-4-9-1-9-9-0-13-and-8-4-17-Released-to-Address-Security-Holes-343050.shtml
34. April 4, IDG News Service – (International) Japanese web portals hacked, up to 100,000 accounts compromised. Web portals Yahoo Japan and Goo reported brute force attacks and malware on company servers, respectively. The attacks on Goo exposed customers’ personal and banking information, while the Yahoo Japan malware was thwarted before information could be extracted. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/040413-japanese-web-portals-hacked-up-268387.html
35. April 3, SC Magazine – (International) Sophos’ flagship web security product open to attack. Three flaws were found in Sophos’ Web Protection Appliance by researchers. An update was released by Sophos and there were no reports of exploits in the wild. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/sophos-flagship-web-security-product-open-to-attack/article/287301/
36. April 2, Fierce Telecom – (Pennsylvania) Verizon takes on copper theft in Pa., offering $50,000 reward. A rampant copper theft problem in Pennsylvania’s Lawrence and Washington counties prompted Verizon to announce a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of copper thieves. Since January 2013, more than 9,000 feet of copper cable has been taken, resulting in $62,500 in damages. Source: http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verizon-takes-copper-theft-pa-offering-50000-reward/2013-04-02
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