Hacking & Cybersecurity

Monthly report: July 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 156 influencers like CyberScoop and Treadstone 71, discussing hashtags such as #cybersecurity , #Vietnam and #OceanLotus.
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Vietnamese hacking group has a ‘Swiss Army knife’ of tools at its disposal

On Jul 1, 2019
@cylanceinc shared
RT @snlyngaas: Vietnamese hacking group has a ‘Swiss Army knife’ of tools at its disposal https://t.co/u5DgvkfKnE #OceanLotus #Vietnam
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A set of remote access tools used by Vietnam’s top hacking group remained largely undetected for years despite their reliance on sloppy code and other hacking techniques that fall short of the group’s normally high standard, according to research published Monday by BlackBerry Cylance. ...

www.cyberscoop.com
On Jul 1, 2019
@cylanceinc shared
RT @snlyngaas: Vietnamese hacking group has a ‘Swiss Army knife’ of tools at its disposal https://t.co/u5DgvkfKnE #OceanLotus #Vietnam
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Vietnamese hacking group has a ‘Swiss Army knife’ of tools at its disposal

A set of remote access tools used by Vietnam’s top hacking group remained largely undetected for years despite their reliance on sloppy code and other hacking techniques that fall short of ...

Cyber Warfare: U.S. Military Admits Immediate Danger Is 'Keeping Us Up At Night'

On Jul 22, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
Cyber Warfare: U.S. Military Admits Immediate Danger Is 'Keeping Us Up At Night' https://t.co/x7P05RzhPe #cybersecurity
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This year has marked a turning point for cyber warfare—and the implications of the (largely unseen) escalation taking place have now become a real and present danger to us all.

www.forbes.com
On Jul 22, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
Cyber Warfare: U.S. Military Admits Immediate Danger Is 'Keeping Us Up At Night' https://t.co/x7P05RzhPe #cybersecurity
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Cyber Warfare: U.S. Military Admits Immediate Danger Is 'Keeping Us Up At Night'

This year has marked a turning point for cyber warfare—and the implications of the (largely unseen) escalation taking place have now become a real and present danger to us all.

Cyber Warfare Threat Rises As Iran And China Agree 'United Front' Against U.S.

On Jul 6, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
Cyber Warfare Threat Rises As Iran And China Agree 'United Front' Against U.S. https://t.co/ZYnrp64QTE #iran
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Iran and China have agreed to collaborate in the cybersecurity domain against the U.S. This potential combination of China's cyber expertise with Iran's thirst for action and escalation should now be a genuine concern.

www.forbes.com
On Jul 6, 2019
@Treadstone71LLC shared
Cyber Warfare Threat Rises As Iran And China Agree 'United Front' Against U.S. https://t.co/ZYnrp64QTE #iran
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Cyber Warfare Threat Rises As Iran And China Agree 'United Front' Against U.S.

Iran and China have agreed to collaborate in the cybersecurity domain against the U.S. This potential combination of China's cyber expertise with Iran's thirst for action and escalation ...

Get Ready For A Ransomware Tsunami

On Jul 8, 2019
@ForbesTech shared
Get Ready For A Ransomware Tsunami: https://t.co/m1t5lloezu
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Officials in two Florida cities who paid off ransomware attackers spent a lot less than other cities, like Atlanta and Baltimore, that refused to pay and are spending millions. But the short-term gain may lead to long-term pain, since it will likely produce a spike in similar attacks.

www.forbes.com
On Jul 8, 2019
@ForbesTech shared
Get Ready For A Ransomware Tsunami: https://t.co/m1t5lloezu
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Get Ready For A Ransomware Tsunami

Officials in two Florida cities who paid off ransomware attackers spent a lot less than other cities, like Atlanta and Baltimore, that refused to pay and are spending millions. But the ...

50 Cybersecurity Titles That Every Job Seeker Should Know About

On Jul 5, 2019
@SANSInstitute shared
RT @CertifyGIAC: #FACTFRIDAY: 50 Cyber Security jobs that every practitioner should know about! https://t.co/U4NxafE1T6 #cyberjobs #cyberawareness #cybersecurity #infosec #cybersecuritycertification
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A special resource for cybercrime fighters and wannabes

cybersecurityventures.com
On Jul 5, 2019
@SANSInstitute shared
RT @CertifyGIAC: #FACTFRIDAY: 50 Cyber Security jobs that every practitioner should know about! https://t.co/U4NxafE1T6 #cyberjobs #cyberawareness #cybersecurity #infosec #cybersecuritycertification
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Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency

On Jul 25, 2019
@alexhutton shared
RT @BleepinComputer: Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency - by @LawrenceAbrams https://t.co/BkrzDGWfCu
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Louisiana Governor John Edwards has declared a state of emergency after a wave of ransomware attacks targeted school districts this month. This Emergency Declaration will allow Louisiana state resources and cybersecurity experts to assist local governments in securing their networks.

www.bleepingcomputer.com
On Jul 25, 2019
@alexhutton shared
RT @BleepinComputer: Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency - by @LawrenceAbrams https://t.co/BkrzDGWfCu
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Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency

Louisiana Governor John Edwards has declared a state of emergency after a wave of ransomware attacks targeted school districts this month. This Emergency Declaration will allow Louisiana ...

Hackers Were Able to Breach — and Then Rick-Roll — a Voting Machine

On Jul 31, 2019
@defcon shared
RT @VotingVillageDC: Hey, #rememberwhen hackers at the first Voting Village at @defcon 25 rick-rolled each other...using a voting machine? https://t.co/8Ws8JdFKm3 https://t.co/EGsXk50vO5
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From connected home devices to voting machines and cars, thousands of hackers spent the past week in Las Vegas discussing the future of hacking.

www.nbcnews.com
On Jul 31, 2019
@defcon shared
RT @VotingVillageDC: Hey, #rememberwhen hackers at the first Voting Village at @defcon 25 rick-rolled each other...using a voting machine? https://t.co/8Ws8JdFKm3 https://t.co/EGsXk50vO5
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Hackers Were Able to Breach — and Then Rick-Roll — a Voting Machine

From connected home devices to voting machines and cars, thousands of hackers spent the past week in Las Vegas discussing the future of hacking.

Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them

On Jul 19, 2019
@NetworkWorld shared
The #DNS is under constant attack & there seems to be no end in sight as threats get more sophisticated. But there are ways to mitigate them, writes @Mcooney59 https://t.co/17SQCu1Rao #DNSattack #DNSSEC #NetworkSecurity @IDC @efficientip @TalosSecurity @security_craig
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DNS threats, including DNS hijacking, tunneling, phishing, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks, are all on the rise.

www.networkworld.com
On Jul 19, 2019
@NetworkWorld shared
The #DNS is under constant attack & there seems to be no end in sight as threats get more sophisticated. But there are ways to mitigate them, writes @Mcooney59 https://t.co/17SQCu1Rao #DNSattack #DNSSEC #NetworkSecurity @IDC @efficientip @TalosSecurity @security_craig
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Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them

DNS threats, including DNS hijacking, tunneling, phishing, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks, are all on the rise.

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