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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 #23 - December 5, 2022

Rackspace Confirms Exchange Outage Caused by Ransomware

Source: Data Breach Today

Companies tells US SEC that the incident will affect revenue. Hosted services company Rackspace says ransomware is the cause of ongoing outages to its hosted Exchange environment. Late Thursday, the provider experienced a disruption in its Microsoft email service servers that it at first described as a "security incident”. The company said in a Tuesday update that it now believes the "suspicious activity was the result of a ransomware incident."

Lastpass says hackers accessed customer data in new breach

Source: Bleeping Computer

LastPass says unknown attackers breached its cloud storage using information stolen during a previous security incident from August 2022.

The company added that, once in, the threat actors also managed to access customer data stored in the compromised storage service. "We recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service, which is currently shared by both LastPass and its affiliate, GoTo," the company said. "We have determined that an unauthorized party, using information obtained in the August 2022 incident, was able to gain access to certain elements of our customers' information."

Insurance turmoil widening the gap between ‘cyber haves and have-nots’ in healthcare

Source: SC Media

A panel at a cybersecurity forum said cyber insurance may determine whether a hospital is part of the "cyber haves" or "have-nots." (Air Force)

This year will have one the highest percentage of U.S. hospitals at or approaching bankruptcy, further compounding the financial constraints long facing the healthcare sector and widening the gap between the “cyber haves and have-nots,” said Christian Dameff, a physician at the University of California San Diego, during the 2022 HIMSS Cybersecurity Forum on Monday.

No Pressure: Water Utility Drips Alert 4 Months After Breach

Source: Data Breach Today

Some customers at risk of identity theft, South Staffordshire Water belatedly warns. Is a four-month delay between learning your systems were breached and notifying affected customers acceptable? South Staffordshire Water in England this week began warning customers that their personal details were exposed in a data breach, elevating their risk of identity theft. The privately owned utility serves 1.7 million Britons but won't say how many were caught up in the breach, which occurred in July, the company confirmed in August.

Cuba Ransomware Targeting Critical Infrastructure, Feds Warn

Source: Data Breach Today

Extortion demands by operators of Cuba ransomware have netted $60 million for the criminal gang, estimates the U.S. federal government in a warning that the number of American entities falling victim to the gang's attacks has doubled over the past year. Cuba operators actively target critical infrastructure sectors including financial institutions, government buildings, the healthcare sector, manufacturing and information technology.



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