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Intel Briefing – September 2011

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New targeted attack campaign against defense contractors under way.
The U.S. defense industry is under siege by cyber spies in an attack that provides a link to a rigged spreadsheet containing a real list of high-level defense industry executives who attended a recent Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity event, Dark Reading reported July 22. A defense contractor friend of the CEO of Invincea sent him a copy of a targeted yet suspicious e-mail with the unsolicited attachment he received. It appears the attackers sent the same e-mail and malicious attachment to the other 163 event attendees, the CEO said. The embedded URL – which appears to be a subdomain of a domain that redirects to the legitimate research project Web site – provides a ZIP archive to the attendee roster, which includes the names of directors, presidents, and CEOs of major defense and intelligence companies.

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Extreme heat results in ammonia leak.
Columbia and Greene County HazMat team members in New York were called July 23 to the scene of a noxious gas leak at Yonder Farms’ cold storage facility on Route 66 in Greenport. About 20 pounds of ammonia leaked from a valve in an incident the Greenport fire chief said was caused by the extreme heat. Temperatures in the region had hit the mid- to upper-90s.

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Worker dies in oxygen-deficient tank, pharmaceutical firm fined $371,250.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued 11 citations totaling $371,250 to Baxter Healthcare Corporation doing business as Baxter Bioscience for deliberate and willful workplace safety violations, Occupational health and Safety reported July 27. The Cal/OSHA said the violations resulted in the death of one technician, and serious injuries of two workers. On January 21, a Baxter technician collapsed when he entered a 7-foot deep, 6,000-liter tank in which nitrogen gas was being bubbled through plasma as part of a protein extraction process. Air in the tank had been displaced by the nitrogen gas resulting in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere. In this case, the employer had not tested the atmosphere prior to entrance to ensure there was sufficient oxygen, which led to the technician’s death. The investigation further revealed that when the technician was discovered, a supervisor ordered two other employees to enter the tank and retrieve him, without testing the atmosphere of the tank or providing proper equipment, and other safeguards. As a result, the technican died and the two workers sent to retrieve him were seriously injured.

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NHTSA recall notice – Genie TZ-34 and TZ-50 aerial work platform booms.
Genie is recalling 354 TZ-34 and TZ-50 trailer mounted aerial work platform booms, manufactured from May 2, 2011, through June 30, 2011, that are equipped with a newly designed motor control component. This component is also installed as a service part replacement on TMZ 34/19 and TMZ 50 as part number 96769 and kit 99854 from April 13, 2011, through July 13, 2011. The motor controller can fail resulting in a fire.

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