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Monthly report: September 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 192 influencers like Threatpost and Kaspersky Lab, discussing hashtags such as #Security , #cybersecurity and #Microsoft.
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NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

On Sep 12, 2019
@daveshackleford shared
RT @briankrebs: NY cloud payroll provider MyPayrollHR abruptly closes up shop, diverts $35 million in payroll, tax payments to its own account. Employees at thousands of companies that used the service dinged for 1-2 payroll payments. Meanwhile, the CEO has vanished https://t.co/HhTGioauhE https://t.co/RJgaQTUGRm
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The company that handled that process for MyPayrollHR is a California firm called Cachet Financial Services. Nevertheless, the payroll file submitted by MyPayrollHR instructed financial institutions for its various clients to pull $26 million from Cachet’s holding account — even though ...

krebsonsecurity.com
On Sep 12, 2019
@daveshackleford shared
RT @briankrebs: NY cloud payroll provider MyPayrollHR abruptly closes up shop, diverts $35 million in payroll, tax payments to its own account. Employees at thousands of companies that used the service dinged for 1-2 payroll payments. Meanwhile, the CEO has vanished https://t.co/HhTGioauhE https://t.co/RJgaQTUGRm
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NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

The company that handled that process for MyPayrollHR is a California firm called Cachet Financial Services. Nevertheless, the payroll file submitted by MyPayrollHR instructed financial ...

Microsoft Silent Update Torpedoes Windows Defender

On Sep 20, 2019
@kaspersky shared
#Microsoft broke its built-in #antivirus utility, thanks to a patch for a different issue 😨 https://t.co/R9iKM7Yi0v
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Microsoft broke its built-in antivirus utility, thanks to a patch for a different issue.

threatpost.com
On Sep 20, 2019
@kaspersky shared
#Microsoft broke its built-in #antivirus utility, thanks to a patch for a different issue 😨 https://t.co/R9iKM7Yi0v
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Microsoft Silent Update Torpedoes Windows Defender

Microsoft broke its built-in antivirus utility, thanks to a patch for a different issue.

Disaster Declared in Wake of Hospital Ransomware Attack

On Sep 21, 2019
@hrbrmstr shared
No computers are working. Website has a banner noting the situation. The attackers are def at fault, but this type of IT malfeasance in these kinds of orgs needs to be addressed at some point. // Disaster Declared in Wake of Hospital Ransomware Attack https://t.co/xIWQH8WZdC
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The Campbell County Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring a local area disaster following a ransomware attack at Campbell County Health (CCH) earlier this morning. All CCH computer systems have been affected, which impacts the organization’s ability to provide patient care and the ...

county17.com
On Sep 21, 2019
@hrbrmstr shared
No computers are working. Website has a banner noting the situation. The attackers are def at fault, but this type of IT malfeasance in these kinds of orgs needs to be addressed at some point. // Disaster Declared in Wake of Hospital Ransomware Attack https://t.co/xIWQH8WZdC
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Disaster Declared in Wake of Hospital Ransomware Attack

The Campbell County Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring a local area disaster following a ransomware attack at Campbell County Health (CCH) earlier this morning. All CCH computer ...

Porn ‘Cyberattack’ Hits Major Sportswear Brand—In Public

On Oct 1, 2019
@WeldPond shared
Porn cyberattacks. New trend? https://t.co/OHJbnqSfog https://t.co/U44GfN5KGE
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A new twist on the usual porn-related cyberattacks.

www.forbes.com
On Oct 1, 2019
@WeldPond shared
Porn cyberattacks. New trend? https://t.co/OHJbnqSfog https://t.co/U44GfN5KGE
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Porn ‘Cyberattack’ Hits Major Sportswear Brand—In Public

A new twist on the usual porn-related cyberattacks.

A new phase of cyber warfare has begun

On Sep 7, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
A new phase of cyber warfare has begun https://t.co/lszNnZZYEL
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Hackers acting on behalf of nation-state powers are no longer just out to disrupt critical infrastructures - they're also actively seeking trade secrets...

www.bizcommunity.com
On Sep 7, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
A new phase of cyber warfare has begun https://t.co/lszNnZZYEL
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A new phase of cyber warfare has begun

Hackers acting on behalf of nation-state powers are no longer just out to disrupt critical infrastructures - they're also actively seeking trade secrets...

The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite

On Sep 17, 2019
@WIRED shared
When the Air Force showed up at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last month, it didn’t come empty-handed. It brought along an F-15 fighter jet data system—one that security researchers thoroughly dismantled. Next year, it’s bringing a satellite. https://t.co/z0BB8mxPYy
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At the Defcon hacking conference next year, the Air Force will bring a satellite for fun and glory.

www.wired.com
On Sep 17, 2019
@WIRED shared
When the Air Force showed up at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last month, it didn’t come empty-handed. It brought along an F-15 fighter jet data system—one that security researchers thoroughly dismantled. Next year, it’s bringing a satellite. https://t.co/z0BB8mxPYy
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The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite

At the Defcon hacking conference next year, the Air Force will bring a satellite for fun and glory.

Intel CPUs Vulnerable to Sensitive Data Leakage in NetCAT Attack

On Sep 11, 2019
@threatpost shared
Researchers are warning of a new side-channel attack impacting #Intel server processors, which could allow bad actors to sniff out encrypted SSH #passwords. https://t.co/1kl1QUbzxL
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A new attack on Intel server-grade CPUs could allow the leakage of SSH passwords – but luckily it's not easy to exploit.

threatpost.com
On Sep 11, 2019
@threatpost shared
Researchers are warning of a new side-channel attack impacting #Intel server processors, which could allow bad actors to sniff out encrypted SSH #passwords. https://t.co/1kl1QUbzxL
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Intel CPUs Vulnerable to Sensitive Data Leakage in NetCAT Attack

A new attack on Intel server-grade CPUs could allow the leakage of SSH passwords – but luckily it's not easy to exploit.

California Passes Bill to Ban Police Use of Facial Recognition

On Sep 13, 2019
@e_kaspersky shared
California passes bill to ban police use of facial recognition. The historic measure, which still needs to be signed into law, would prohibit biometric surveillance, including in bodycams ⇒ https://t.co/nWO6kKhlNC via @threatpost https://t.co/GEmEMt0ADM
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The historic measure, which still needs to be signed into law, would prohibit biometric surveillance, including in bodycams.

threatpost.com
On Sep 13, 2019
@e_kaspersky shared
California passes bill to ban police use of facial recognition. The historic measure, which still needs to be signed into law, would prohibit biometric surveillance, including in bodycams ⇒ https://t.co/nWO6kKhlNC via @threatpost https://t.co/GEmEMt0ADM
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California Passes Bill to Ban Police Use of Facial Recognition

The historic measure, which still needs to be signed into law, would prohibit biometric surveillance, including in bodycams.

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Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of Internet security solutions for businesses and consumers.

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Co-founder, CTO of Veracode. Former L0pht security researcher, developer of L0phtCrack and Netcat for Windows. Reaping negative entropy. #appsec #devsecops

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Capitol Hill, Silicon Valley and beyond. News, analysis and commentary from cybersecurity’s cutting edge. A @ScoopNewsGroup property.

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Cybersecurity reporter at @POLITICOPro/@politico. Star Wars fan. Pun aficionado. ✉️ [email protected] 📱 301-547-6954 ⚠ See website for secure contact info.

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Chairman and CEO of #Kaspersky Lab. Waging war against #malware for 27 years. #Infosec, #cybercrime, #cyberwar. Views are my own.

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Cyber Defense Magazine - The Premier Source for IT Security and Compliance Information. http://t.co/JrLHX9E64N.

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WhiteHat Security helps prevent website attacks by providing the most complete Web security solution for companies of any size.

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Tech news and insights from Forbes.

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Opinionated security geek. [email protected] Security, [email protected] VMware vExpert. SANS dude. Musician. Sybex author. Unofficial Twitter Fun Gauge for Infosec.

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Independent investigative journalist. Writes about cybercrime. Author of 'Spam Nation', a NYT bestseller. Wrote for The Washington Post '95-'09

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

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I'm a reporter for Wired and the author of This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information.

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The only magazine dedicated to the strategy and technology of information security, delivering critical business and technical information for IT professionals.

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Prevent #cyberattacks with #ArtificialIntelligence. Need support? Contact @CylanceSupport.

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"suh-ROOS" / I mostly cover privacy, surveillance, and law for @arstechnica / [email protected] / Signal/WhatsApp: 510-394-5485 / Tips welcome.

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