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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Homeland Security Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for 14 January 2010

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The Associated Press reports that officials delayed reopening a Morehead City, North Carolina port Wednesday while crews continued to clean up a spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate. A forklift operator Tuesday accidentally punctured nine containers of PETN and a small amount of the chemical explosive leaked out. (See item 6)

According to the Washington Post, Google said on Tuesday that it may pull out of China because of a sophisticated computer network attack originating there and targeting its e-mail service and corporate infrastructure. The company said it has evidence to suggest that “a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists,” but it said that at least 20 other large companies have been the targets of similar attacks. (See item 42)

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