• Honda announced a recall of 143,083 model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles due to an issue where water could enter the master power window switch and cause damage to a wire harness. – AutoTalk
3. July 1, AutoTalk – (National) Honda recalls 143,083 Fit vehicles to replace master power window switch. Honda announced a recall of 143,083 model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles due to an issue where water could enter the master power window switch and cause overheating, melting, and other damage to a wire harness. Source: http://www.autotalk.com/honda-recalls-143083-fit-vehicles-to-replace-master-power-window-switch-20999/
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that another 4 people are now known to have been sickened in the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey. – Food Safety News
14. July 1, Food Safety News – (National) 131 sickened by Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Pomegranate seeds in Berry Mix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that another 4 people are now known to have been sickened in the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey. A total of 131 people have fallen ill and 59 have been hospitalized. Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/07/131-sickened-by-hepatitis-a-outbreak-linked-to-pomegranate-seeds-in-berry-mix/
• Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago notified the Illinois Department of Public Health of their immediate closure July 1 after the hospital’s executives and doctors were arrested for allegedly conspiring to exchange kickbacks for referrals of patients insured by Medicare and Medicaid. – Associated Press
17. July 1, Associated Press – (Illinois) Chicago hospital closes after investigation. The Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago notified the Illinois Department of Public Health of their immediate closure July 1. The hospital is under investigation after the hospital’s owner and other executives and doctors were arrested for allegedly conspiring to exchange kickbacks for referrals of patients insured by Medicare and Medicaid. Source: http://www.wgem.com/story/22737369/chicago-hospital-closes-after-investigation
• Crews reached full containment of a wildfire burning in El Dorado County, California, that shut down Highway 50 and knocked out power to roughly 49,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers. – Sacramento Bee (See item 21)
21. July 1, Sacramento Bee – (California) El Dorado County fire contained, Highway 50 reopened. Crews reached full containment of a wildfire burning in El Dorado County that shut down Highway 50 and knocked out power to roughly 49,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers for several hours July 1. Source: http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2013/07/wildland-fire-closes-section-of-highway-50-in-el-dorado-county.html
Banking and Finance Sector
4. July 2, Softpedia – (International) Bulgarian man involved in Shadowcrew hacking forum extradited to the US. A Bulgarian man who allegedly acted as a vendor for illegal merchandise and services on the Shadowcrew identity theft and hacking forum was arrested in Paraguay and extradited to the U.S. to face charges. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bulgarian-Man-Involved-in-Shadowcrew-Hacking-Forum-Extradited-to-the-US-364803.shtml
5. July 1, Reuters – (California) Former KPMG partner pleads guilty for insider trading scheme. A former senior partner in accounting company KPMG pleaded guilty to passing along insider information that netted a friend $1.27 million in illegal profits. Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/07/01/former-kpmg-partner-pleads-guilty-for-insider-trading-scheme/
6. July 1, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – (Michigan; Texas) SEC charges three with insider trading on confidential acquisition negotiations between Rohm & Haas and Dow. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former Dow Chemical Company officer and two others with allegedly engaging in insider trading ahead of Dow’s acquisition of Rohm & Haas Co. that generated $1.1 million in illegal profits. Source: https://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2013/lr22738.htm
For another story, see item 25 below in the Information Technology Sector
Information Technology Sector
25. July 2, Help Net Security – (International) Litecoin-stealing trojan found. Researchers at ESET discovered a trojan that targets the Litecoin virtual currency and attempts to send users’ wallet.dat files to an FTP server under the attacker’s control. Source: https://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2529
26. July 2, Softpedia – (New York) Man arrested after pulling former employer’s website from Google search results. A British national living in New York was arrested for allegedly accessing his former employer’s Web site and altering the robots.txt file so that the site would not show up in search engine results. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Man-Arrested-After-Pulling-Former-Employer-s-Website-from-Google-Search-Results-364869.shtml
For another story, see item 4 above in the Banking and Finance Sector
27. July 2, Roanoke Times – (Virginia) Reduced signal has been restored for WDBJ-TV antenna users. Twenty percent of antenna users and WDBJ-TV 7 Roanoke/Lynchbug viewers lost their signal July 1 after an over-the-air transmitter failed. Technicians hoped to have the signal fully restored July 2. Source: http://www.roanoke.com/news/2047753-12/reduced-signal-has-been-restored-for-wdbj-tv-antenna.html
28. July 2, Denver Post – (Colorado) Front Range Internet outage cuts e-mail service for nearly a week. Software-compatibility issues on its new platform caused Front Range Internet Inc.’s 16,000 Colorado residential and business customers to have degraded services for nearly a week. The company expected to resolve the issue by July 2. Source: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23578009/front-range-internet-outage-cuts-e-mail-service
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