Security Breach – 11 June 2021

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Security Breach – 11 June 2021

Are you Running Cyber Training for your employees because phishing risk has never been higher.

2020 was a record-breaking year for cybercrime and phishing led the way with a more than 600% increase. More than ever, cyber training is key to protecting your business and your employees.

We are seeing an unprecedented increase in email volume, prompted by the transition to remote operations combined with extended lockdowns and new hybrid work policies translated into businesses sending more internal and external email than ever before.

An estimated 306.4 billion emails were sent and received each day in 2020, triple the average increase of past years.

That figure is expected to continue to grow steadily as companies adopt a more flexible work approach going forward, and it’s estimated to reach over 376.4 billion daily messages by 2025 – which makes effective cybersecurity awareness training a must. 

Recent Breaches


Australia – New South Wales Health (NSW Health)

Exploit: Third-Party Data Breach

Risk to Small Business: Severe:  New South Wales Health has confirmed that it is the latest organization impacted by the major cyberattack on the file transfer system owned by medical data services provider Accellion last month. The state entity said that no medical records maintained in public hospitals were affected. The agency has begun notifying people whose data may have been accessed. NSW Health has upgraded its technology to avoid future problems.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: Severe: New South Wales Health disclosed that identity information and health-related personal information were exposed for some patients. The agency is in the process of contacting people who have been impacted.

Customers Impacted:  Unknown

United States – Cox Media Group – TV & Radio Station Operator

Exploit: Ransomware

Risk to Small Business: Extreme: A number of TV and radio stations around the US went dark briefly after a suspected ransomware attack on parent company Cox Media Group. Stations impacted included News9, WSOC, WSB, WPXI, KOKI, and almost all Cox radio stations. The Cox Media Group owns 57 radio and TV stations across 20 US markets. Internal networks and live streaming capabilities for other Cox media properties, such as web streams and mobile apps, were also impacted in the June 35r event. Service was quickly restored and the event is under investigation..

Risk to Exploited Individuals: No sensitive personal or financial information has been declared compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted:  Unknown

Protect your data and systems by implementing a solid cybersecurity plan today. Talk to a TCT team member today and we can show you how.

Robert Brown

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