State of (in)security - Week 5, 2024

published: Feb. 5, 2024

Take action: Make sure to off-board user accounts and shut down legacy systems - because nobody takes care of them except hackers who can abuse them.

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In the week between Jan. 29, 2024, midnight and Feb. 5, 2024, midnight we witnessed a total of:
  • 6 advisory/vulnerability events
  • 29 incident/data breach events

Week over Week comparison of week 4 2024 vs week 5 2024 is: things are slightly better.

We also shared 1 practical knowledge items
Total impacted individuals via the events of the week

There were a total of 1,854,251 impacted individuals across 6 incidents, with the largest breach being the Keenan & Associates reports data breach of 1.5 million people incident exposing 1,500,000 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 6
unpatched software vulnerability 3
leaked cloud credentials 3
third party breach 2
offboarding error 1
human error 1
email account breach 1
Industry breakdown of incidents
Industry Number of incidents
Government 5
Insurance 4
IT/Software/Technology 3
Healthcare 3
Education 3
Finance 2
Manufacturing 2
Food and Beverage 1
Construction 1
Consulting/Professional Services 1
Entertainment/Leisure 1
Automotive 1


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State of (in)security - Week 5, 2024