A Year of Devastating Cyberattacks Globally
2023 was a year marked by significant cyber threats and attacks, echoing the ongoing challenges in digital security. Amidst a backdrop of global unrest, the digital world experienced its own turmoil, characterized by familiar yet damaging types of cyberattacks.
The Persistent Threat of Classic Cyberattacks
The past year felt like a recurring nightmare of digital security incidents. Phishing and ransomware, rather than groundbreaking hacking techniques, continued to be the main culprits behind these breaches. As we step into 2024, it’s crucial to reflect on these incidents and prepare for the ongoing cybersecurity battle.
Notable Cyber Incidents of 2023
- Cl0p and MOVEit: This series of breaches, beginning in May 2023, was particularly impactful. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in MOVEit, affecting entities like the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and the US Department of Energy. Despite a patch from Progress Software, the damage was extensive, with the Cl0p data extortion gang exploiting as many victims as possible.
- Okta: In October, Okta disclosed a breach impacting all its customer support users. Initially underestimated, this breach highlighted the vulnerability even of companies that provide security services.
- Volt Typhoon and Chinese Government Hackers: The US NSA warned of Volt Typhoon, a Beijing-sponsored group targeting US infrastructure. This, along with other Chinese government-backed hacking activities, emphasized the ongoing threat from state-sponsored cyber espionage.
- MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment: Both suffered significant disruptions due to cyberattacks, with MGM experiencing system outages and Caesars Entertainment facing a data breach involving sensitive customer information.
- LastPass: The popular password manager company disclosed a severe breach in December 2022, with further revelations in 2023 about the extent of the compromise, including encrypted user password vaults.
- 23andMe: Attackers compromised user accounts and scraped data from millions via the DNA Relatives service, raising concerns about the security of genetic and ancestry information.
T-Mobile’s Continuous Struggle
T-Mobile, with its history of data breaches, disclosed two significant incidents in 2023, affecting millions of customers and exposing sensitive personal information.
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