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Weekly INK

Each week we compile an advisory on the latest threats, trends and newsworthy topics from the cyber security industry affecting small and medium enterprises. Join our subscribers below and help us prevent cybersecurity breaches.


Issue #92 - April 8, 2024

Small businesses are under siege from cyberattacks

Source: Marketplace

Cyberattacks against businesses have been on the rise for years, and most of the companies that get targeted are not big, multinational corporations with armies of tech workers. Most are small. In fact, more than 40% of small businesses fell victim to a cyberattack last year. And a lot of those businesses don’t have a big IT team or a financial cushion to deal with an attack. 

XZ Utils Scare Exposes Hard Truths About Software Security

Source: Dark Reading

The recent discovery of a backdoor in the XZ Utils data compression utility — present in nearly all major Linux distributions — is a stark reminder that organizations who consume open source components ultimately own responsibility for securing the software.

AT&T now says data breach impacted 51 million customers

Source: Bleeping Computer

AT&T is notifying 51 million former and current customers, warning them of a data breach that exposed their personal information on a hacking forum. However, the company has still not disclosed how the data was obtained.

Thousands of LG TVs Possibly Exposed to Remote Hacking

Source: Security Week

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Bitdefender have identified several vulnerabilities that can allow malicious actors to remotely hack LG TVs powered by the electronics giant’s WebOS operating system.

A Second Gang Shakes Down UnitedHealth Group for Ransom

Source: Data Breach Today

As if things weren't messy enough in the Change Healthcare attack, a second cybercriminal gang - RansomHub - is trying to shake down the company's parent, UnitedHealth Group, and have it pay another ransom for data that an affiliate of ransomware-as-a-service group BlackCat claims to have stolen in February.



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