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Intel Briefing – December 2014

$18K of soybeans stolen right from the field in East Dubuque, IL. Police are investigating after thieves used a combine to harvest and steal 18 acres of soybeans worth $18,000 from a farm in East Dubuque during the week of October 13. ……………………………………………………………………….. With a $10 million fine, the FCC is leaping into data security [...]

Intel Briefing – November 2014

Navy halts nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The U.S. Navy suspended all but critical nuclear work September 13 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard until further notice after discovering that contaminated equipment was potentially mishandled, a shipyard spokesman reported. Three nuclear-powered vessels are impacted by the suspension. ……………………………………………………………………….. Credit card breach that hit Jimmy John’s [...]

Intel Briefing – October 2014

Goodwill blames credit card breach on third-party vendor. Goodwill Industries International representatives reported September 2 that a payment card breach which was detected in July was the result of hackers using an unidentified piece of malware to breach the systems of a third-party vendor that processes payments for some Goodwill members between February 2013 and [...]

Intel Briefing – September 2014

State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide. The U.S. State Department announced July 24 that its main computer system for processing visa and passport applications worldwide crashed during the week of July 21 after routine maintenance on the consular database. The system was brought back online but remained at limited capacity while officials [...]

Intel Briefing – August 2014

Butler alumni, current and prospective students warned of data breach. Butler University in Indianapolis informed 163,000 current and past students and employees that their personal and financial information may have been compromised in a hacking incident sometime between November 2013 and May. The university began its investigation after authorities in California arrested an individual in [...]