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Intel Briefing – November 2013

3 germs are urgent threats to USA’s health, CDC says. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report September 16 claiming that the overuse of antibiotics has caused 3 kinds of bacteria to become urgent threats to human health in the U.S. The report is the first to categorize the threats in [...]

Intel Briefing – October 2013

Colcord, Oklahoma, residents told to watch out for blood worms in water supply. Local officials warned Colcord residents not to drink, cook with, or brush their teeth with tap water after blood worms were discovered in the drinking water August 26. Authorities closed schools August 27 while officials investigated the source and remedy for the [...]

Intel Briefing – August 2013

NASA cloud computing use blasted for security and management failings. A report published by the U.S. Office of Inspector General determined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s cloud services did not meet critical IT security requirements and the administration did not perform annual tests of security controls, creating the potential for serious disruptions to operations. [...]

Intel Briefing – August 2013

Anonymous OpPetrol hacking campaign targets oil and gas sectors. Symantec urged oil and gas firms in the U.S. and worldwide to be vigilant for cyberattacks after a hacker group announced their plans for attacks on energy companies beginning June 20. The group promised to use distributed denial-of- service (DDoS) attacks, deface social media accounts and [...]

Intel Briefing – July 2013

Cut cable causes community chaos. Widespread communication outages in Mineral Wells May 29 and 30 affected emergency services, area businesses and their payment services, landline and cellular phone services, and cable services, and limited Internet access after a construction crew cut a fiber-optic cable line. Crews worked throughout the day to restore services May 30. [...]