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Intel Briefing – September 2012

Inmates made ‘dummies’ to evade headcount during attempted escape. Three convicted murderers were in a segregation unit at Mount Olive Correctional Complex in Fayette County, West Virginia, after they tried to escape custody, Associated Press reported August 6. The West Virginia Division of Corrections said the three inmates tried to escape the facility late July [...]

Intel Briefing – August 2012

2 Chicago men plead guilty to ATM ‘skimming’. Two Chicago men pleaded guilty to rigging ATM machines in Illinois and Wisconsin to skim customers’ bank accounts and PINs, costing Chase Bank more than $100,000, the Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire reported July 6. One pleaded guilty to continuing a financial crimes enterprise, and the other pleaded [...]

Intel Briefing – June 2012

Malware installed on travelers’ laptops through software updates on hotel Internet connections. Recent analysis from the FBI and other government agencies demonstrates that malicious actors are targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while establishing an Internet connection in their hotel rooms, the Internet Crime Complaint Center reported May 8. Recently, there have been instances of [...]

Intel Briefing – May 2012

Elgin trying to identify yellow substance found in Tyler Creek. Teams in Eglin, Illinois, were trying to identify a yellow substance found in Tyler Creek March 30 and again April 2. Crews spent hours probing storm sewers with video equipment to find a source for the substance but had no luck. The public works superintendent [...]

Intel Briefing – April 2012

200,000 webpages compromised to lead visitors to fake AV sites. In the past several months, mass infections were not uncommon, and now security experts believe they found another one. Websense found 30,000 unique Web sites are currently compromised to redirect visitors to sites that promote fake antivirus software. A total of 200,000 Web pages, part [...]