November 2023 had 470 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 519 million records.

This compares to 867 million in October, 3.8 billion in September, 79 million in August, 146 million in July, 14 million in June, 98 million in May, 4.3 million in April, 42 million in March and 29.5 million in February, but it still doesn’t come close to the astounding 277.6 million records breached in January 2024. This takes the year’s total to over 5.9 million records.

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New EU threat landscape report

Enduring threat to UK infrastructure

Microsoft to drastically improve cybersecurity practices.

Microsoft finally responds to numerous AI security warnings and made new promises to do better.

New Artificial Inflation of Traffic guidance

Government agreement against ransomware payments

UK and Singapore secure agreement against ransomware payments. Members of the CRI have signed a joint statement pledging that central government funds should not be used to pay ransoms to cyber criminals.    

British Library ransomware attack

The Rhysida ransomware group says it’s behind the highly disruptive October cyberattack on the British Library which has led to personal data being breached and put up for sale on the dark web.  

Cybersecurity in startups

Startups are often seen as more agile but with their complex digital systems, they can easily become prime targets for a multitude of cyber threats.

Protecting higher education from cyber attacks.

The cost of a cyber attack

A survey conducted in the United Kingdom between December 2022 and January 2023 found that the average long-term cost of the most disruptive breaches for medium and large businesses amounted to 1,260 British pounds.

Samsung data breach

Samsung UK discloses year-long data breach. The compromised data “may have included” names, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses.