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Issue #32 - February 13, 2023

Why is Cyber Insurance Essential (Video)

Source: Blue INK Security

Last year, over 60% of small and medium businesses were targeted by a cyberattack. More than a half of the same businesses had no cybersecurity measures in place at all. And only a quarter of small businesses have cyber insurance. What’s the other 75% doing? The average cost of a security breach is well over 1/2 million dollars and rapidly increasing. The cost of a data breach is far greater than just the ransom payment.




Florida hospital still diverting some EMS patients 5 days after cyberattack

Source: SC Media

Tallahassee Memorial Health is continuing to divert some emergency care patients five days after a reported IT security issue, despite making progress in its recovery efforts. The Florida health system shut down its network after an incident was detected the evening of Feb. 2 and has been operating under electronic health record downtime procedures as it works to remediate the threat. The investigation is ongoing.




Modified ESXiArgs Ransomware Blocks VMware Host Recovery

Source: Data Breach Today

Attackers targeting unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors to forcibly encrypt virtual machines have reportedly modified their ransomware to make it more difficult for victims to use free recovery tools to decrypt files.




CISA steps up to help VMware ESXi ransomware victims

Source: SC Media

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is stepping up efforts to help thousands of VMware customers hammered in waves of ransomware attacks exploiting a two-year old security vulnerability. “CISA is working with our public and private sector partners to assess the impacts of these reported incidents and provide assistance where needed,” a CISA spokesperson told SC Media. “Any organization experiencing a cybersecurity incident should immediately report it to CISA or the FBI.”




E-Commerce Shops: 12% Are Publicly Exposing Private Backups

Source: Data Breach Today

Attention online shoppers: Your favorite digital boutique may be exposing customer data through badly configured backups. A study of 2,037 e-commerce shops found that 250 of them had backups that contained private information and that were stored in publicly accessible folders with no access restrictions.



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