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Intel Briefing – August 2013

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FAA’s Civil Aviation Registry vulnerable to hackers, report finds.
The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a report that states the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not implemented needed security controls to make sure the systems of the Civil Aviation Registry cannot be breached. The reported stated the FAA was not in compliance with policies for PII encryption and account access controls.

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NYPD to study gas dispersal in New York City subways.
The New York Police Department and Long Island’s Brookhaven National Laboratory began a three day study to research how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the New York City subway system by dispersing low level concentrations of harmless gases at several subway and street-level locations in Manhattan for 30 minutes each morning.

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FirstEnergy closing two W.Pa. coal-fired plants.
FirstEnergy announced the closure of two additional coal-fired power plants in southwest Pennsylvania July 9 as part of a series of plant closings that will shut down a total of 10 coal-fired plants within 18 months. The company stated it was too costly to bring their coal-fired plants in compliance with tougher laws by upgrading to meet new federal mercury and toxic air pollution standards.

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Japanese nuclear plant may have been leaking for two years.
The operators of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan announced that contaminated water has probably been leaking into the Pacific from the plant for the 2 years since the March 2011 tsunami.

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Report: Phone fraud plagues call centers at financial institutions.
A report by the Aite Group found that telephone-based social engineering attacks seeking bank customers’ personal information is becoming a popular method of fraud. Attackers use some personal information to extract more from call center representatives for use in account takeover and other fraud.

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