Morning Security Brief: Bomb Threat at NSA Site, Wisconsin Man Arrested for Phone Threats, NBA Playoff Shooting, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►A bomb threat on Monday temporarily halted the construction of a National Security Agency data center in the Utah desert, but the FBI reported no dangerous materials were found. The site was evacuated shortly after the threat was received. The FBI has not released how the threat was conveyed. The NSA broke ground on the $1.2 billion cyber security center in January, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

►Federal authorities charged a man on Friday with threatening to blow up the offices of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. William O. Deiderich made more than 100 calls to the office this year threatening to shoot Democrats and their supporters and later left a voicemail that said “when the building explodes, the bombings of Sterling Hall on the UW-Madison campus and the federal building in Oklahoma City will ‘seem like a firecracker compared to what's gonna happen to you people,’” the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

►Oklahoma police are investigating a shooting that left eight people injured Monday night after the playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The shooting happened blocks from the Chesapeake Energy Arena as large crowds left the game. "Whenever you get about 8,000 people outside of a venue, we are going to be outnumbered," Oklahoma City Police Department Captain Dexter Nelson said. One person is in critical condition.

►In other news, the Panic Room Company has teamed up with CCD, a London-based architectural company that creates designs based on psychological, ergonomic, nutritional, lighting, acoustic factors to help design panic rooms that mitigate claustrophobia, and minimize stress and “negative impact.”♦ Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new tool being used for DDoS attacks. ♦ And a fake American Express email designed to install malware that steals personal information is making the rounds.


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