State of (in)security - Week 45

published: Nov. 13, 2023

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In the week between Nov. 6, 2023, midnight and Nov. 13, 2023, midnight we witnessed a total of:
  • 4 advisory/vulnerability events
  • 29 incident/data breach events

Week over Week comparison of week 45 vs week 44 is - back to normal:

We also shared 2 practical knowledge items
Total impacted individuals via the events of the week

There were a total of 4,002,293 impacted individuals across 10 incidents, with the largest breach being the Maine government reports MOVEit related data breach of multiple departments incident exposing 1,300,000 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 10
third party breach 7
human error 1
leaked cloud credentials 1
protocol design issue 1
unpatched software vulnerability 1
web application change insufficiently tested 1
DDoS attack 1
web scraping 1
employee unauthorized access 1
Industry breakdown of incidents
Industry Number of incidents
Healthcare 11
IT/Software/Technology 4
Government 3
Retail 2
Consulting/Professional Services 2
Finance 2
Utilities 1
Education 1
Hospitality/Events 1
Manufacturing 1
Transport/Logistics 1



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State of (in)security - Week 45