State of (in)security - Week 26, 2023

published: July 3, 2023

Take action: Security happens before you drop the egg basket. Everything you do after that should be about cleanup and learning how not to drop it the next time. Just don't try to create a theater performance of gluing the eggs or claiming that the eggs were in somebody else's basket. In practice, ignoring reported vulnerabilities for a year and sharing passwords is not negligent. It's criminal.

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In the week between June 26, 2023, midnight and July 3, 2023, midnight we witnessed a total of:
  • 10 advisory/vulnerability events
  • 31 incident/data breach events
We also shared 1 practical knowledge items
Total impacted individuals via the events of the week

There were a total of 4,320,447 impacted individuals across 11 incidents, with the largest breach being the BlackCat gang suspected of hacking NHS trust with 2.5 million patients incident exposing 2,500,000 individuals. Since not all incidents report a number of impacted individuals, the real number is definitely higher than that.

Industry breakdown of incidents
Industry Number of incidents
healthcare 8
finance, pension funds 4
education 3
government 2
insurance 2
manufacturing 1
retail 1
Telecom 1
consulting 1
transportation 1
energy, oil and gas 1
Information Technology 1
Legal 1
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State of (in)security - Week 26, 2023