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Intel Briefing – March 2014

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Georgia man admits damaging firm’s systems after learning he was going to be fired.
A former employee at EnerVest Operating in Georgia admitted to crashing the firm’s computer system in June 2012, preventing the organization from operating normally for about a month and leaving them unable to retrieve data from backups.

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Tor-based malware ChewBacca used to steal card data from POS systems.
Researchers at RSA found that the ChewBacca trojan has been used to log track 1 and track 2 data from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems since October 2013 in attacks targeting dozens of retailers.

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State health officials investigating tuberculosis exposure at 4 Detroit health care facilities.
The Michigan Department of Community Health stated January 30 that a worker was unknowingly ill with tuberculosis and recommended about 560 patients who received dental care at 4 health care facilities in Detroit between August and December 2013 get tested for possible exposure.

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Yahoo Mail accounts compromised in coordinated attack.
Yahoo reported January 30 that attackers attempted to access a large number of Yahoo Mail accounts using usernames and passwords likely obtained from a third-party database breach. Yahoo reset passwords for affected accounts and advised users to secure their accounts by changing their passwords.

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