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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 Web sites, steal sensitive information from systems and post it online, as well as infect networks with disk- wiping malware.

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Contaminant did not affect drinking water.
The Michigan City Department of Water Works reported the June 17 discovery of a red-tinted slick containing metallic flakes in Lake Michigan, which was believed to have contaminants and caused a 48 hour beach closure, is actually nontoxic according to preliminary tests. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will conduct due diligence to prove what the substance is as well as its source.

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Vandals cut brake lines, graffiti homes at country club in Woodburn.
Authorities are searching for suspects connected with the vandalism of Senior Estates Golf and Country Club June 22. The suspects also removed lug nuts and cut brake lines from some of the vehicles parked at the Woodburn senior community.

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Stolen laptop containing info on victims, suspects, witnesses and police.
Nearly 2,300 potential victims were notified June 21 of a theft after a laptop and personal hard drive belonging to an undercover officer from a Seattle sheriff’s office was taken from her truck. Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, and case files containing personal information about crime victims, suspects, and police officers were all unencrypted on the devices.

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