State of (in)security - Week 40, 2023

published: Oct. 9, 2023

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In the week between Oct. 2, 2023, midnight and Oct. 9, 2023, midnight we witnessed a total of:
  • 8 advisory/vulnerability events
  • 19 incident/data breach events

Week over Week comparison of week 40 vs week 39 is an improvement:

Total impacted individuals via the events of the week

There were a total of 899,883 impacted individuals across 7 incidents, with the largest breach being the RansomedVC claim theft of voter data from DC Board of Elections incident exposing 600,000 individuals. Since not all incidents report a number of impacted individuals, the real number is definitely higher than that.

Cause breakdown of incidents
Cause Number of incidents
ransomware 5
third party breach 3
email account breach 2
phishing 1
server misconfiguration 1
Industry breakdown of incidents
Industry Number of incidents
Healthcare 4
Finance 3
IT/Software/Technology 2
Government 2
Non-profit/Charity 1
Construction 1
Telecommunications 1
Education 1
Entertainment/Leisure 1
Hospitality/Events 1
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State of (in)security - Week 40, 2023