Incidents

Cisco Clears High, Critical Vulnerabilities

Cisco fixed a critical vulnerability in the web-based management interface of its Firepower Management Center (FMC) which could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary actions with administrative privile …

PA Refinery Faces Safety Fines after Blast

Philadelphia Energy Solutions is facing $132,600 in fines for serious violations of safety and health hazards related to process safety management (PSM) following a June fire and subsequent explosions at the company’s Girard Point Refinery Complex in P …

Worker Dies in Machine Incident at FL Wood Plant

A worker was found dead in machinery at Southern Wood Components in Moultrie, FL. Sammie Trey Roberts, a Barwick resident, was found dead around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, according to Colquitt County Sheriff’s Investigator Ronald Jordan. The incident occurr …

Worker Dies after Falling in Vat of Acid

An investigation is continuing to learn the cause of a worker’s death Tuesday morning after he fell into a vat of acid at Techmetals on Springfield Street in Dayton, Ohio. Dana Swisher, 60, of Union, OH, is the worker who died in the incident, said Mon …

Fortinet Fixes Hole in SIEM

Users should update to the latest version of Fortinet’s FortiSIEM to handle a use of hard-coded cryptographic key vulnerability that could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to obtain SSH access to the supervisor as the restricted user “tunneluser …

Microsoft IE Scripting Engine Vulnerability Alert

Microsoft has a workaround, but is still working on a fix for a remote code execution vulnerability in the way the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker co …

GA Man Pleads Guilty in NJ DDoS Attack

A Georgia man pleaded guilty Thursday to initiating a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against a company that maintained servers in New Jersey, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Georgia, pleaded guilty before …

Google Updates Chrome

Google updated the Chrome stable channel to version 79.0.3945.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which will roll out over the coming days. The latest update includes 11 security fixes, contributed by external researchers, some of which are: • One vulnera …

VMware Workaround to Handle Tools Issue

VMware released a security update to address a vulnerability in VMware Tools where an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. A vulnerability (CVE-2020-3941) in VMware Tools in functionality that was removed fro …

Adobe Clears Multiple Vulnerabilities

Adobe released a series of updates on Patch Tuesday to handle vulnerabilities ranging from critical to important to moderate. The critical vulnerabilities were in Adobe  Illustrator CC for Windows. This update resolves critical vulnerabilities that cou …

OH Grain Bin Fatalities Bring Safety Fines

The Andersons Inc. is facing $291,716 in fines for grain handling, and walking and working surfaces violations after two employees attempting to clear a clogged floor hole in a grain storage bin became fatally engulfed at the company’s Toledo, Ohio, fa …

OH Flooring Maker Faces Safety Fines

Nox U.S. LLC is facing $316,929 in fines for exposing employees to machine hazards and failing to develop hazardous energy control procedures to prevent employees from coming into contact with moving machine parts, said officials at the Occupational Sa …

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for January

Microsoft released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. The January security release consists of security updates for the …

Chem Plant Blast, Fire Force Evac

Two workers suffered injuries after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in the Scottish Borders. Emergency crews got the call to the blaze at Rathburn Chemicals in Walkerburn at 6.45 a.m. Friday. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said s …

All Clear after Acid Cloud Release

An acid cloud leak from a chemical facility that forced school closures and an exclusion zone to be put in place last Tuesday posed no health risks in West Thurrock, Essex, England, investigators said. The incident at International Chemicals Group Limi …

OH Wastewater Plant Chemical Discharge Kills Fish

A chemical discharge from the Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant last Tuesday killed dozens of fish in nearby streams and now state investigators are looking into the cause of the incident. Video showed red water flowing from the plant’s discharge pip …

Worker Burned after CT Machine Shop Fire

One worker ended up transported to the hospital with significant burns after an industrial incident in Hamden, CT, Monday. Firefighters got the call to Holo-Krome on Barnes Park North around 4:30 a.m. Holo-Krome is a machine shop where they harden meta …

Test Releases to Find Citrix ADC, Gateway Hole

A utility released enabling users and administrators to test whether their Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway software is susceptible to the CVE-2019-19781 vulnerability, said officials at the CISA. The vulnerability (CVE-2 …

Worker Dies after Mining Incident Down Under

A 33-year-old worker died in an incident at a mine in central Queensland, Australia, police said. The incident occurred at the Curragh coal mine, 30 kilometers north of Blackwater, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Queensland Ambulance Service said it responded to …

Valve Maker Faces Safety Fines

Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin-based Milwaukee Valve Company Inc. is facing $171,628 in fines for exposing employees to lead and copper dust at rates higher than the permissible exposure levels, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administr …

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