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Issue #19 - November 7, 2022

Basics Will Block Most Ransomware Hits, Says UK Cyber Chief

Source: Data Breach Today

Ransomware Remains Biggest Online Threat, Warns NCSC CEO Lindy Cameron. The vast majority of ransomware attacks could be blocked outright if victims focused on cybersecurity basics, says Britain's cybersecurity chief. "We still think that 90% of incidents in the U.K. could have been prevented if people had followed the basics," Lindy Cameron, president of the U.K. National Cyber Security Center, told attendees at a recent cybersecurity summit in Scotland.




Aveanna Healthcare Data Breach Could Cost Firm More Than $1M

Source: Data Breach Today

Phishing Onslaught Caused Breach Affecting 166,000 Individuals Nationwide. A Georgia-based home healthcare and hospice provider will pay nearly $500,000 to the state of Massachusetts to end state litigation tied to a data breach affecting nearly 170,000 patients.




US Treasury says financial ransomware losses topped $1.2 billion last year

Source: SC Media

US financial institutions processed roughly $1.2 billion in ransomware-related payments last year, a nearly 200 percent increase compared to 2020, according to the Treasury Department.




Password security still an issue despite rising cybersecurity education

Source: SC Media

Cybersecurity education does not equate better password hygiene and can lead to a false sense of password security, according to a survey released this week. In its fifth annual Psychology of Passwords survey, LastPass found that although 65% of the 3,750 respondents had some form of cybersecurity education, 62% almost always or mostly use the same or variation of a password.




More State-Sponsored OT Hacking To Come, Says ENISA

Source: Data Breach Today

Geopolitics Drives Major Changes in Threat Landscape. State-backed hacking groups will turn more attention onto operational technology as geopolitics influences the cyberthreat landscape, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity says in a Thursday report.



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