[Webinar] The Data Breach Landscape – Trends and Highlights Through September 2018

The Q3 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report was released last week. Let’s dig in and talk about what it all means! Join us this Wednesday for a fun and informative look at the breaches and trends shaping the data loss landscape through the third quarter of 2018. Webinar At A Glance: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 […]

Though 2018 Will Likely Not Surpass 2017 Numbers – Still Significant Year For Breach Activity

The number of publicly reported breaches keeps pace with recent years while a staggering 3.6 billion records are exposed. Risk Based Security today announced the release of its 2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data compromise events through September 30. Breach activity continues at a consistent pace for […]

ABC Film Crews Leave Hospitals on the Hook for HIPAA Fines

Who: Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital How many records impacted: Undisclosed Timeline: Occurred: 10/1/2014 Discovered by the Organization: Unconfirmed Publicly Reported: September 20, 2018 What Happened: Trauma centers are fascinating places. Lives very often hang in the balance, with highly skilled teams of professionals working frenetically to ensure this […]

Click2Gov Update: ICYMI Here’s The Latest

It’s been three months since our original post was published and as feared, breaches of the Click2Gov system continue to be reported. Here is what we’ve learned: Attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Oracle’s WebLogic. Early on, we speculated whether the problem was with the Click2Gov application itself and whether it impacted the cloud-based […]

Insult To Injury – Florida Health Care Management Firm Accidentally Gives Data To Attackers

Who: HMC HealthWorks How many records impacted: Undisclosed Timeline: Occurred: Undisclosed Discovered by the Organization: July 16, 2018 Publicly Reported: August 22, 2018 What Happened: On July 16, 2018 Health Management Concepts, also known as HMC Healthworks, discovered they were the unlucky recipients of a ransomware infection. Like so many other businesses, it seems HMC […]

Over 2,300 Data Breaches Disclosed So Far In 2018, Exposing Over 2.6 Billion Records

Risk Based Security today announced the release of its Mid-Year 2018 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 2,308 publicly disclosed data compromise events through June 30th. After a surprising drop in the number of reported data breaches in first quarter, breach activity appears to be returning to a more “normal” pace. At the […]

Click2Gov or Click2Breach?

Here on the Cyber Risk Analytics research team, we have more than our fair share of “glitch in the matrix moments” – you know, that proverbial black cat walking across your screen that makes you think: “Didn’t I just see this breach?” Usually it’s a case of similar circumstances or simply two names that are […]

MyHeritage – Bad Security or Bad Luck?

In the early afternoon of June 4th, the CISO of MyHeritage received the message every security professional dreads. A researcher was reaching out to share the news they had found a file containing users’ email addresses and hashed passwords – 92,283,889 records in total – for nearly every account created with the service through October […]

Too Good To Be True? Breach Activity Declines in Q1 2018 To 2012 Level

RICHMOND, VA, May 8, 2018 — After year over year increases in the number of reported data breaches, Risk Based Security has released the results of their Q1 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report, showing the number of breaches disclosed in the first three months of the year fell to 686 compared to 1,444 breaches reported […]

The Ransomware Sausage Factory – Do You Really Want To Know How They Got Your Data Back?

Statistics vary, but a prevalent theme is that ransomware attacks rose by as much as 250% in 2017. Since a considerable number of incidents go unreported, potentially a majority of them in fact, it is difficult to fully understand just how deep the problem goes. That said, we can all agree the problem is bad. […]