Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mexico (Country threat level – 3):

The Mexican military has increased its presence in Torreon following a series of recent drug-related clashes between security forces and gunmen that left at least seven people dead and eight others injured in recent days. Violent incidents were reported in … Continue reading

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United States (Country threat level – 3):Continental Airlines flight 3407

crashed into a house in Clarence, New York (a suburb of Buffalo), at approximately 2210 local time on 12 February 2009. Clarence is located approximately 10 mi/16 km from Buffalo International Airport (KBUF/BUF). All 48 passengers on board, including four … Continue reading

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Feds charge son resumed his convicted spy father’s work

(AP, 2/1/09)A 24-year-old Eugene man faces federal charges he traveled the globe to get money from Russian spies and disperse the money to family members at the direction of his father, a former CIA spy imprisoned in Oregon since 1997 … Continue reading

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Drive-By ‘War Cloning’ Attack Hacks Electronic Passports, Driver’s Licenses

 (Dark Reading, 2/2/09) With a $250 used RFID scanner he purchased on eBay and a low-profile antenna tucked away in his car, a security researcher recently cruised the streets along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, where he captured — and … Continue reading

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Congress opens secrets to local first responders

(AP, 2/3/09) Terrorists could be lurking in some American town, but the local sheriff or fire chief might be left in the dark about the threat because he can’t easily access information classified by the Feds in Washington. That scenario … Continue reading

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Wildfires Could Fuel ‘Forest Jihad’ Terrorists, Experts Say

 (Fox News, 2/9/09) Firefighters and homeowners aren’t the only ones keenly watching Australia’s massive wildfires, responsible for killing at least 173 people in the southern part of the continent. Terrorism experts suspect Muslim extremists are watching closely, too — and … Continue reading

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Alarm raised over increase in Eurospies

 (Times Online, 2/12/09) Keep an extra close eye on the stunning blonde with the long legs, EU bureaucrats were told yesterday. She might seem harmless, but the chances are that she is an agent for a foreign power. A growing … Continue reading

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Los Alamos computers missing

 (AP, 2/12/09) The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico is missing 69 computers, including at least a dozen that were stolen last year, a lab spokesman said. No classified information has been lost, spokesman Kevin Roark said. The … Continue reading

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Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Ongoing Winter Storm Response

Release Date: February 3, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 As our neighbors in the central U.S. face the aftermath of last week’s storm and a new weather system moving in today, we have been … Continue reading

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Nigeria (Country threat level – 5):

Two local militant groups, the Niger Delta Vigilante (NDV) and the Patriotic Force (PF), warned on 3 February 2009 that they will launch an “oil war” in the Niger Delta if major oil companies do not leave the region by … Continue reading

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