Morning Security Brief: Y-12 Update, White House Spearphished, Surveillance Cameras Vandalized, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►The Y-12 National Security Complex has ended its contract with security contractor WSI Oak Ridge, two months after an 82-year-old activist entered the complex to vandalize the bunker that holds the nation’s primary supply of bomb-grade uranium. The protesters, ages 57 and 63, were found nearby. Three leaders from WSI-Oak Ridge were fired after the incident. “The move came after the National Nuclear Security Administration, an Energy Department agency, sent a letter on Friday to B&W Y-12 President Charles Spencer saying it had ‘grave concerns’ about his company and WSI providing security at Y-12,” the Huffington Post reports.

►A White House official has confirmed rumors that the White House Military Office was recently a target of hackers, but says no data was stolen. An official said on Sunday that the hack used spearphishing.

►Police on Long Island are investigating recent vandalism of security cameras. Two suspects are wanted for covering outside surveillance cameras at the United Cerebral Palsy Association and breaking others off their mounts.

►In other news, disappearances increase in Mexico. ♦ The Afghan War by the numbers. ♦ And David Gewirtz discusses that it does and doesn’t mean about cybersecurity that Janet Napolitano never uses email.


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