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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 #29 - January 23, 2023

New T-Mobile Breach Affects 37 Million Accounts

Source: Krebs On Security

T-Mobile today (Jan 19) disclosed a data breach affecting tens of millions of customer accounts, its second major data exposure in as many years. In a filing with federal regulators, T-Mobile said an investigation determined that someone abused its systems to harvest subscriber data tied to approximately 37 million current customer accounts.

Ransomware revenue drops 40.3% in 2022 as victims show less interest in paying up

Source: SC Media

According to a Chainalysis report released Thursday, total funds sent to known ransomware addresses globally fell from $765.5 million in 2021 to $456.8 million in 2022, with evidence suggesting that this huge drop is due to an increasing unwillingness on the part of victims to pay ransom demands rather than a decline in the actual number of attacks.

Daixin ransomware poses critical threat to healthcare, says AHA cyber chief

Source: SC Media

Reports consistently note the rising risk to patient safety after a ransomware attack. But the most pressing variant facing healthcare is Daixin, a technologically advanced, stealthy malware variant, according to American Hospital Association’s Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk John Riggi.

PayPal Accounts Succumb to Credential Stuffing Attack

Source: Data Breach Today

Online payment giant PayPal says hackers in December successfully ran an automated attack using previously breached username and password combinations to gain access to the accounts of about 35,000 Americans.

Fortinet VPN Flaw Shows Pitfalls of Security Appliances

Source: Data Breach Today

Internet-Facing Appliances Are a Target for State-Backed Hackers. A threat actor, possibly affiliated with the Chinese government, exploited a now-patched zero-day vulnerability in the Fortinet virtual private network, says Mandiant.



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