Siemens PROBED by Dept. of Homeland Security and 5 Morning Hot Stocks Making Waves

In its 90th report this year investigating risks to critical infrastructure, the Department of Homeland Security is probing a vulnerability in software by Siemens (NYSE:SI) unit RuggedCom for use in specialized networking equipment. The flaw could enable hackers to attack power plants and other vital equipment.

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An allegedly cosy relationship between Regions Financial (NYSE:RF)  and executive recruitment firm Fiderion is being examined by a federal grand jury, according to the WSJ. Reportedly, Fiderion paid for golfing holidays for Regions management between 2002-2008 and received loans from the bank.

A pricing war seems to have broken out in data usage plans. T-Mobile USA (DTEGY) is to launch a new, monthly-paid unlimited data service with no limitations on download speeds, taking on Sprint (NYSE:S) in a bid to stem the loss of customers. T-Mobile’s move comes on the heels of MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) which also cut the price of a similar data plan.

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