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Intel Briefing – October 2011



WA Longshoremen protest blocks train tracks.
Longshoremen kicked off Port of Longview property by a federal judge after reports of violence and death threats resumed their protest September 7 in Vancouver, Washington, blocking a Burlington Northern (BNSF) railroad track. Local 21 of the International Longshore and and Warehouse Union believe they have the right to continue working while negotiations continue with the Port of Longview in a dispute over which union works at the site. A grain company, EGT, has hired workers from a different union to work the port. An October hearing has been scheduled. Protests at the Longview port had interrupted rail shipments at the new $200 million export terminal. The dispute escalated, with authorities arresting aggressive protesters.

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Two Hannawa men charged with stealing scrap metal from CSX railroad in Potsdam; more arrests expected.
wo Hannawa Falls, New York men were arrested September 7 for allegedly stealing metal from CSX railroad property along Lower Elderkin Street in Potsdam, according to village police. Police charged one suspect, age 19, with fourth degree grand larceny, trespassing, and unlawful possession of marijuana. The other man, age 20, was cited with petit larceny, trespassing, and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. They said their investigation indicates the larceny was part of an ongoing theft involving many other people.

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Suspected hackers send police team to house of Microsoft employee.
Sammamish, Washington police rushed to the home of Microsoft employee the week of August 29 in response to a report of a problem after the King County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from AT&T. The AT&T Emergency Instant Message Relay (AEIMR) system, a police report said, had received an instant message from a male which read, “2 armed Russian males broke in and they shot my son. They have Claymores outside; my door is barricaded; pls hurry!” The AEIMR asked the male for a phone number and he replied, ”they cut the phone lines.” he operator was able to make contact with a man in the house who said he was all right. He believed this was a hoax by hackers, because similar false calls had happened to Microsoft employees, the police report said. The man explained he works with Xbox Live Operations. One of his duties, he said, is to head a team that tracks and shuts down hackers who attempt to exploit the system. Hackers, he told police, have been known to retaliate.

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