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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 to change their passwords unless they are contacted by Campus Information Technologies and Education Services.

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West Texas man sentenced for biodiesel scam.
The owner of Absolute Fuels was sentenced March 29 to over 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $55 million in restitution for a biodiesel scam that generated about $42 million in revenue after he plead guilty in December 2012. The owner falsely claimed his company produced biodiesel fuel at a facility that did not exist.

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Trojan phishes for credit card info through fake Facebook page.
Trend Micro researchers identified a trojan dubbed “TSPY_MINOCDO.A” that, once installed, redirects victims trying to access Facebook and presents them with a fake Facebook page designed to collect personal and financial information.

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Damaged fiber halted 911 service; skeet shooting blamed for the disruption.
Cheboygan and Emmet counties lost telephone, television, and Internet services for several hours March 31 after cable lines suffered damage unexpectedly. Charter Communications fiber disruption also impacted the 9-1-1 system and service for customers and non-customers who use the Charter fiber network to connect towers.

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