Did You Know?

  • Every 39 seconds, a cyber attack occurs.
  • The average cost of a data breach for small businesses is over $200,000.
  • 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.
  • 32% of data breaches involve phishing.
  • 70% of organizations believe their security risk increased significantly with the adoption of mobile devices.
  • Since the rise of remote work, there’s been a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes.
  • Only about 10% of cybercrimes are reported in the United States each year.
  • According to a 2023 study, California ranks the ninth most susceptible state to cybercrime.

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➡️ Monthly Cybersecurity Pulse Check

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Cybersecurity Headlines:

For financial services firms, a pattern of malicious cyber activity is emerging (Cybersecurity Dive)

CISA warns of threat groups exploiting Unitronics PLCs in water treatment hacks (Cybersecurity Dive)

FBI discusses cyber security threats to Las Vegas schools (KLAS)

Cyber security engagement hampered by information overload (Cyber Security Hub)

Cyberattack caused ‘temporary disruption’ to Staples online ordering (ABC News)

Black Basta Ransomware Received Over $100 Million From Victims (Cyber Security News)

Latest hospital cyberattack shows how health care systems’ vulnerability can put patients at risk (CBS News)

Report: Local cybersecurity programs are facing headwinds as threats, technologies evolve (American City & County)

Organizations can’t ignore the surge in malicious web links (Help Net Security)

Okta says hackers stole data for all customer support users in cyber breach (Reuters)

NY reaches $1M breach settlement with First American Title Insurance (Cybersecurity Dive)

8 days after a cyber security ‘incident’, Tazewell County Sheriff speaks to media (25 News Now)

Cyber attack hits North Texas Municipal Water District (KERA News)

Water authority in western Pa. hacked by cyber criminals (WFMZ)

Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa victim of cyberattack (WTAE)

Daixin Team Group Claimed the Hack of North Texas Municipal Water District (Security Affairs)

Cyber-attack closes hospital emergency rooms in three US states (The Guardian)

Hospitals in at least 4 states diverting patients from emergency rooms after ransomware attack (USA Today)

Cyberattack on Pittsburgh-area water authority sends alarms to Department of Homeland Security (KDKA News)

Judge rejects Crum & Forster’s bid to toss cybersecurity coverage lawsuit (Insurance News Net)

Tri-City Medical Center resumes nearly full operations after cybersecurity attack (The San Diego Union Tribune)

Kansas Officials Blame 5-Week Disruption of Court System on ‘Sophisticated Foreign Cyberattack’ (Security Week)

Fidelity National Financial shuts down network in wake of cybersecurity incident (TechCrunch)

Hacktivists breach U.S. nuclear research lab, steal employee data (Bleeping Computer)

Hackers Exploit Google Workspace to Exfiltrate Data and Deploy Ransomware (Cyber Security News)

Cybersecurity firm executive pleads guilty to hacking hospitals (Bleeping Computer)

Schools Look to Improve Cybersecurity, but Many Vulnerable to Ransomware (Insurance Journal)

Shadowy Hack-for-Hire Group Behind Sprawling Web of Global Cyberattacks (Dark Reading)

Long Beach Responds to Cyberattack: No Data Loss as City Shuts Down IT Network Sections (The Cyber Express)

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Cybersecurity Investment Involves More Than Just Technology (Dark Reading)

Clorox’s cyber chief leaves as recovery from cyberattack continues – Bloomberg News (Reuters)

BlackCat ransomware gang attacks corporations, public entities in malvertising campaign (Cyber Security Hub)

‘Cyber security incident’ may have compromised Beaverton students’ passwords (KOIN)

Pulaski County Public Schools offer free identity monitoring, protection services after cyber attack (WFXR)

Local governments don’t have enough cyber funding, survey finds (Statescoop)

FBI struggled to disrupt dangerous casino hacking gang, cyber responders say (Reuters)

Henry Schein confirms data breach, details financial impact of cyberattack (MassDevice)

NY Proposes Tightened Cybersecurity Regulations For Hospitals (Health IT Security)

American Airlines Pilot Union Hit with Ransomware (The Record)

Henry Schein’s Cybersecurity Incident Updates Offer Guidance for Others (Medical Design & Outsourcing)

Ransomware Attacks Set to Break Records in 2023 (HelpNet Security)

Okta Hack Blamed on Employee Using Personal Google Account on Company Laptop (SecurityWeek)

California Community College Río Hondo Dealing with Cybersecurity Incident (The Record)

Cyberattack Disrupts Ace Hardware’s Operations (SecurityWeek)

Healthcare Data Breaches Impact 88 Million Americans (Infosecurity Magazine)

Clop Group Obtained Access to the Email Addresses of About 632,000 US Federal Employees (Security Affairs)

Boeing Confirmed Its Services Division Suffered a Cyberattack (Security Affairs)

‘Prolific Puma’ Hacker Gives Cybercriminals Access to .us Domains (Dark Reading)

Prolific Puma: Shadowy Link Shortening Service Enables Cybercrime (Infoblox)

Cyber Attacks Cause Revenue Losses in 42% of Small Businesses (HelpNet Security)

San Bernardino County Pays $1.1M Ransom After Cyberattack Disrupts Sheriff’s Department Systems (ABC7 Los Angeles)

Cyberattack Disrupts Hospital Computer Systems Across US, Hindering Services (The Guardian)

Former Contractor Employee Charged for Hacking California Water Treatment Facility (SecurityWeek)

Ransomware Attack Forces Produce Giant Dole to Shut Down Plants (SecurityWeek)

L.A. Unified Data Breach Last Year Includes at Least 2,000 Student Records, Officials Say (LA Times)

City of Oakland Targeted by Ransomware Attack, Work Continues to Secure and Restore Services Safely (City of Oakland)

Ransomware Attack Exposes California Transit Giant’s Sensitive Data (Cybersecurity Dive)

California Department of Finance Hit With Cybersecurity Threat, Investigation Underway (KCRA)