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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, but they do not believe sensitive information was accessed.

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FDIC suit seeks $128M from leaders of failed Midwest Bank.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed suit against the former officers and directors of the failed Midwest Bank for allegedly using reckless practices in their duties at the bank that led to over $128 million in damages.

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Systems manager arrested for hacking former employer’s network.
The FBI announced that a former systems manager for an electrical manufacturing company in Smithtown was arrested for allegedly causing over $90,000 in damage to the company by illegally accessing the company’s systems to perform malicious acts after he quit his job at the company.

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks “The Onion” Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Members of the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group hijacked several Facebook and Twitter accounts belonging to satirical news site The Onion. The accounts were later recovered by their owners.

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