Recent Cyber Attacks, Data Breaches & Ransomware Attacks: August 2022

Date: 1 September 2022

Here’s a list of some of the cyber-attacks, data breaches and ransomware attacks that occurred across the world in August 2022.

With this list, our attempt has been to capture all those cyber incidents that have been in the public eye or media in the past month. 

The idea as always, isn’t fear mongering. It is merely to build educational resources for the cybersecurity community and drive home the point that we’re never truly safe. The smartest and only thing to do is to bolster our cyber defences, undertake ransomware mitigation steps and have a sound cyber incident response plan and strategy in place.   

We have loosely segregated the attacks (and shared prevention & response strategies) into the following categories: 

1. Cyber-Attacks in August 2022

2. Data Breaches in August 2022

3. Ransomware Attacks in August 2022

4. Insider Threat

5. Vulnerabilities Discovered in 2022

6. Advisories issued etc. in August 2022 

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Cyber Attacks in August 2022

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Data Breaches in August 2022


 

As is apparent from this list, organisations across regions and industries are susceptible to cyber attacks and data breaches. 

One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from the impact of any such attack is to have a good cyber crisis incident response plan in place.  Investing in high-quality cyber incident planning and response training is also a good idea. It can equip your IT staff and the executive with the necessary knowledge and skills to be prepared for a cyber incident. 

Additionally, you could also invest in a data breach readiness assessment to evaluate how susceptible to data breaches your business really is. You can then patch your vulnerabilities and fill in the gaps in your organisation accordingly. 

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Ransomware Attacks in August 2022

 

Ransomware attacks are amongst the top growing threats in the cybersecurity industry. The damage they can cause to a business is immense in every sense of the word - financial, reputational and operational. 

We, at Cyber Management Alliance, take the ransomware preparedness of our clients and community very seriously. We advise businesses to regularly undertake Ransomware Readiness Assessments and create Incident Response Plans around the results of these assessments. 

It is also advisable to regularly conduct Ransomware Tabletop Exercises which can enable the key decision-makers to rehearse the plans and act on their muscle memory when crisis does hit the organisation. 

Here's also a list of handy resources our experts have created that have helped organisations build ransomware readiness and enhance their ability to respond to ransomware attacks:

1. Ransomware Mitigation Checklist

2. Ransomware Response Checklist

3. Ransomware Response Workflow Guide  

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Insider Threats

Vulnerabilities Discovered 

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Warnings/Advisories/Reports/Malware Detection 

This list has been created with the aim to best capture the recent cybersecurity events that have plagued organisations across the world. This is an educational endeavour and a part of the ongoing initiatives at Cyber Management Alliance to build cybersecurity awareness.

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