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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. [...]

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 [...]