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Issue #69 - October 30, 2023

SEC charges SolarWinds CISO with fraud for misleading investors before major cyberattack

Source: The Record

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Monday evening that it plans to charge SolarWinds Chief Information Security Officer Timothy Brown with fraud for his role in allegedly lying to investors by “overstating SolarWinds' cybersecurity practices and understating or failing to disclose known risks.”




Healthcare's Ransomware Attackers Are Addicted to Encryption

Source: Data Breach Today

Once ransomware hackers get inside a healthcare sector organization's systems, 3 in 4 attackers will also maliciously encrypt data, says security firm Sophos.




AP news site hit by apparent denial-of-service attack

Source: AP News

The Associated Press news website experienced an outage that appeared to be consistent with a denial-of-service attack, a federal criminal act that involves flooding a site with data in order to overwhelm it and knock it offline.




Ransomware Attack on Mental Health Provider Affects 172,000

Source: Data Breach Today

A Texas-based mental healthcare provider is notifying nearly 172,000 patients that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware incident, even though the attack was apparently detected and contained quickly.




Boeing confirms ‘cyber incident’ after ransomware gang claims data theft

Source: TechCrunch

Aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that it is dealing with a “cyber incident,” days after the company was listed on the leak site of the LockBit ransomware gang.


In a statement given to TechCrunch, Boeing spokesperson Jim Proulx confirmed that attackers had targeted “elements of our parts and distribution business.” The spokesperson added: “This issue does not affect flight safety. We are actively investigating the incident and coordinating with law enforcement and regulatory authorities. We are notifying our customers and suppliers.”



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