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Intel Briefing – June 2013

Ketchikan students trick teachers to access computers. At least 18 students from Ketchikan Middle School were involved in a scheme to gain administrative access to school-owned laptops in order to gain remote access to their peers’ desktops. School officials have confiscated 300 of the school’s computers that were loaned to students and are examining them, [...]

Intel Briefing – May 2013

UI staff counter attack on campus email system. University of Illinois (UI) officials worked to fix an attack on the campus email system after companies began blacklisting all emails from university accounts due to a significant phishing scam. The staff has taken steps to mitigate the attack and advised those with UI email addresses not [...]

Intel Briefing – April 2013

Couple stole cruisers, led police on interstate chase. As a Camden, New Jersey officer was attending to another person at a traffic stop, two individuals jumped into his police cruiser, hit and injured him, then sped off and led police officers on a high speed chase until they crashed in north Philadelphia. One suspect was [...]

Intel Briefing – March 2013

Ark. woman dies after 911 call not put in system. A woman died and her five-year-old son was in serious condition after a 9-1-1 dispatcher did not follow proper protocol and may have caused a delay in response to the victims. ………………………………………………………………………… Many Fed smartphones have zero password protection. A Government Accountability Office report stated [...]

Intel Briefing – February 2013

Treatment-resistant gonorrhea threat rises in North America. Concerned U.S. health officials suggested a halt on prescribing the only remaining gonorrhea oral antibiotic after a Canadian study found it is ineffective in 7 percent of patients. ………………………………………………………………………… Defense department cracking down on hacking disclosures for defense contractors. The National Defense Authorization Act signed on January 3 [...]