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Intel Briefing – March 2014

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GoDaddy admits giving up info that led to Twitter username extortion.
GoDaddy reported that an attacker with personal information of the owner of a rare Twitter account name was able to use social engineering to access the account holder’s GoDaddy account over the phone as part of an extortion scheme to steal the Twitter account.

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‘One ring’ cell phone scams, $9.84 credit card charges.
The Better Business Bureau warned cell phone users about a “one ring” scam where scammers program computers to call random cell phones from an international number and hang up after one ring. If a user calls the number back, an automatic $19.95 international call fee plus $9.00 per minute is charged.

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Gree expands dehumidifier recall to include GE brand dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards.
Gree Electric Appliances expanded a recall of certain models of dehumidifiers to include around 352,700 units with the GE brand name sold in the U.S. and Canada due to the potential for the units to overheat, smoke, and catch fire.

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Shortage of saline causes hospitals, dialysis centers to scramble to manage supply.
Healthcare providers are asking hospitals, dialysis centers, and doctors to use smaller IV bags of intravenous saline and find alternatives to cope with a nationwide shortage. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with three manufacturers of intravenous saline solutions to address the shortage, and is looking into alternative sources.

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U.S. fines GE Hitachi nuclear unit over flawed reactor design.
General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC agreed January 23 to pay $2.7 million in a settlement to resolve charges that the company made false statements to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Energy about its Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor. The company was charged with concealing flaws in its analysis of the steam dryer and falsely claiming that it performed a proper analysis and verification of data.

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