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One of the world’s “big four” accountancy firms has been targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients, the Guardian can reveal.

Deloitte, which is registered in London and has its global headquarters in New York, was the victim of a cybersecurity attack that went unnoticed for months.

One of the largest private firms in the US, which reported a record $37bn (£27.3bn) revenue last year, Deloitte provides auditing, tax consultancy and high-end cybersecurity advice to some of the world’s biggest banks, multinational companies, media enterprises, pharmaceutical firms and government agencies.

The Guardian understands Deloitte clients across all of these sectors had material in the company email system that was breached. The companies include household names as well as US government departments.

So far, six of Deloitte’s clients have been told their information was “impacted” by the hack. Deloitte’s internal review into the incident is ongoing.

The Guardian understands Deloitte discovered the hack in March this year, but it is believed the attackers may have had access to its systems since October or November 2016.

The hacker compromised the firm’s global email server through an “administrator’s account” that, in theory, gave them privileged, unrestricted “access to all areas”.

The account required only a single password and did not have “two-step“ verification, sources said.

Emails to and from Deloitte’s 244,000 staff were stored in the Azure cloud service, which was provided by Microsoft. This is Microsoft’s equivalent to Amazon Web Service and Google’s Cloud Platform.

To Read full Article on Guardian -> Click Here

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(…) With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organization has grown in scale and diversity—approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing audit & assurance, tax, legal, risk and financial advisory and consulting services—yet our shared culture remains the same. (…)

(…) In the US, Deloitte LLP and Deloitte USA LLP are member firms of DTTL. The subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit & assurance, consulting, tax, and risk and financial advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. We help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. As part of the DTTL network of member firms, we are proud to be associated with the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them.

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Clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into lasting progress. Our people know how to anticipate, collaborate, and innovate, and create opportunity from even the unforeseen obstacle. (…)

Source: Deloitte Website -> Click Here

Metlife

Morgan Stanley

Berkshire Hathaway

The Blackstone Group

Federal National Mortgage Association

Microsoft

GM

Procter & Gamble

Apollo Global Management

Boeing

Source: The Big 4 -> Click Here

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The lawyers who wrote a letter saying President Trump had no significant business ties to Russia work for a law firm that has extensive ties to Russia and received a “Russia Law Firm of the Year” award in 2016.

Sheri Dillon and William Nelson, tax partners at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which has served as tax counsel to Trump and the Trump Organization since 2005, wrote a letter in March released by the White House on Friday stating that a review of the last 10 years of Trump’s tax returns “do not reflect” ties to Russia “with a few exceptions.”

In 2016, however, Chambers & Partners, a London-based legal research publication, named the firm “Russia Law Firm of the Year” at its annual awards dinner. The firm celebrated the “prestigious honor” in a press release on its website, noting that the award is “the latest honor for the high-profile work performed by the lawyers in Morgan Lewis’ Moscow office.”

According to the firm’s website, its Moscow office includes more than 40 lawyers and staff who are “well known in the Russian market, and have a deep familiarity with the local legislation, practices, and key players.” The firm boasts of being “particularly adept” at advising clients on “sanction matters.”

Following the release of the letter, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) noted the firm’s connection to Russia, calling it “unreal.”

Source: ABC -> Click Here

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Senator John McCain says his brain cancer is “very, very serious,” and that doctors have forecast his chance of recovery as between 3 percent and 14 percent.

The Arizona Republican made the revelation during an interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday night, in which he recalled disobeying his doctor’s’ orders just 11 days after his brain surgery, to vote no on the Senate’s healthcare bill.

After doctors found a blood clot over his left eye during a routine check-up in July, McCain said he asked them to “tell it to me straight.”

They said that it’s very serious, that the prognosis is very, very serious,” said McCain.

“Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it’s – it’s a very poor prognosis. So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can.’ And at the same time celebrate with gratitude a life well lived,” he added.

On voting against his party’s health care bill, McCain said he got “very choked up” after receiving a standing ovation on the Senate floor.

To Read full Article on RT Channel -> Click Here

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FULL Donald Trump at The Family Leadership Summit – “McCain only war hero because he was caught!”

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After polling stations closed in Sunday’s controversial Catalonia independence referendum, Spain’s Prime Minister announced that “no referendum” took place in the country.

No referendum has been held in Catalonia today,” PM Mariano Rajoy declared at a news conference Sunday evening.

Claiming that the majority of people in Catalonia did not want to participate in the independence poll, the prime minister said those citizens had obeyed the law.

To Read full Article on RT Channel -> Click Here

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The overwhelming majority of Catalans who participated in the banned referendum have voted in favor of independence from Spain, the Catalan government has announced.

Over two million Catalans, or 90.9 percent of those who voted said ‘Yes’ in Sunday’s referendum, regional authorities said. Only 7,87 percent, or 176,565 voters said ‘No’ when asked if they want to attain independence from Madrid.

To Read full Article on RT Channel -> Click Here

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Catalan referendum: 337 injured amid reports of rubber bullets fired by Spanish police.

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Violence in catalonia as spanish police attack referendum voters leaving over 400 people injured. Catalans went out today to vote for independence but due to the Spanish government declaring the vote illegal national police blocked many polling stations and attacked many voters.

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President Trump Departs White House En Route To Texas

Grant the president this: Whatever shortcomings he might have as a national uniter, or soother of emotions, or chooser of Cabinet secretaries, he possesses a practically unerring ability to make anything about himself.

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As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico continues, Donald Trump has spent the weekend using his favorite medium, his Twitter account, not to soothe emotions or offer succor to the people of the island but to pick an increasingly acrimonious fight with the mayor San Juan, its largest city, and to tell Puerto Ricans that the lack of water, food, and electricity they are experiencing is not reality but a fabrication by the news media. Saturday morning, my colleague James Fallows called Trump’s attacks on Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz “a new low,” but Trump has managed to dig deeper since.

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(In the midst of this, he again found time to scold NFL players who protest during the National Anthem and to demand credit for raising the numbers of his chosen candidate in the Alabama GOP Senate primary, even though the candidate lost. A participation trophy for the president, please!)

To Read full Article on Atlantic -> Click Here

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On SNL, Baldwin’s Trump tells Puerto Rico: ‘We have to take care of America first’

 From a glass balcony overlooking the 14th hole of the Presidents Cup golf event, President Trump on Sunday conveyed a clear statement: He would not be intimidated by the outcry over his administration’s response to the devastation on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

His decision to preside over the Presidents Cup, stopping on the way back to Washington from his own luxury golf club in Bedminster, N.J., is likely to further the outcry from some Puerto Rico officials, congressional Democrats, civic leaders and celebrities that he has compounded a slow federal response to the devastation in Puerto Rico with a personal insensitivity to the suffering.

At the end, in a grand gesture at the awards presentation, he acknowledged the victims of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida, dedicating the trophy to “all those people who went through so much.”

“If you look today and see what’s happening, how horrible it is, but we have it under really great control,” Trump said.

A man in the crowd shouted: “You don’t give a [expletive] about Puerto Rico.” But Trump fans cheered.

To Read full  Article on Washington Post -> Click Here

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President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, criticized the leadership of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has begged for more federal assistance to help her hurricane-ravaged city, and accused her of partisanship.

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Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney defended the Trump’s administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico and argued against criticism that the new GOP tax plan would benefit the wealthy.

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Volcanoes threaten to erupt in Ambae Island, Vanuatu, and in Bali, Indonesia. CNN’s Derek Van Dam reports.

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Scientists have succeeded in remotely controlling the movements of mice. If human beings are next, how can we deal with the moral and ethical implications of this discovery?

The legendary John Steinbeck took the title of his most famous novella from Robert Burns’s poem “To a Mouse”:

“I’m truly sorry Man’s dominion / Has broken Nature’s social union, / And justifies that ill opinion, / Which makes thee startle, / At me, thy poor, earth-born companion, / And fellow-mortal! // The best laid schemes of Mice and Men / Gang aft agley, / And leave us nought but grief and pain, / For promised joy!” (“Agley” is a Scottish word for “awry, wrong.”)

To Read full Article on RT Channel -> Click Here

post done at 10.48 pm EST 01.October.2017 ~ Toronto

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