Members connected to more than 60 groups: Not concerned about hacking yet? You should be. Interpol recently teamed up with Russian security firm Group-IB in to identify the members of a pro-ISIS hacker group that has taken credit for many website defacements and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. According to Group-IB, over the years the United Islamic Cyber Force (UICF) has had at least 40 members who were connected to more than 60 pro-Islamic hacker groups from around the world. The security firm has traced the online monikers used by UICF hackers to individuals in Indonesia, Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, India and Kosovo. READ MORE

PERIMETER SECURITY

Five rules for food-plant ammonia security: The government and military are becoming increasingly concerned about ammonia refrigeration gas as a potential target in the U.S. because the terrorist group ISIS has used chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria. ISIS had “large quantities” of ammonia stockpiled in and around Mosul in northern Iraq, clearly indicating the group sees its potential as a chemical weapon. With this in mind, companies need to review corporate ammonia refrigeration security plans. In Food Processing magazine, Bob Norton lists five rules for ensuring security. READ MORE

FOOD SAFETY

Styrofoam found in ground beef: JBS USA Inc. has recalled nearly 5,000 pounds of ground beef products produced at its Lenoir, N.C., facility because the ground may be contaminated with pieces of styrofoam, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). READ MORE

Don’t drink that hydrogen peroxide! Minnesota doctors caution that drinking hydrogen peroxide, touted as an alternative health remedy, can send you to the emergency room. Six people have been treated at Hennepin County Medical Center this year for injuries sustained after accidentally drinking highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Although these were accidental cases (patients thought they were drinking water), doctors say people intentionally are drinking diluted hydrogen peroxide as a natural treatment for sinus infections, inflammation, and other ailments. READ MORE

MISCELLANEOUS

Another chemical attack, this time with bleach: A woman was blinded Sunday evening in a vicious bleach attack in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, officials said. The 57-year-old woman was sitting on the sidewalk about 7:30 p.m. when a man in his early 20s approached her and poured bleach on her face, police said. A man man approached the seated woman and told her to leave. He then left and returned with a cup of bleach that he poured on her. READ MORE