10 January 2022
The timeline shows known cyberattacks from the 2nd half of 2021.
Cyber incident overview
Cyberattacks in the United Kingdom from July to December 2021 - Usable under the license CC BY 4.0. Credits: KonBriefing.com/Bert Kondruss.
Details and sources
Cyberattacks on two major law firms in London
London, United Kingdom
The affected firms each have about 80 lawyers, and the bar association warns of further attacks.
Targeted attack on experts with a focus on the Middle East
London, United Kingdom
The security service provider Proofpoint has analyzed a targeted attack on experts, professors and journalists with a focus on the Middle East. Access data to various online services was to be tapped via the compromised website of a well-known institute of the University of London. The attack is attributed to Iran.
Bus operator of an English city affected by cyber attack
Nottingham City Transport - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Nottingham City Transport is the city's largest bus operator, and personal data was not affected by the incident.
Customer data of a gun dealer from England published on the Darknet
Winchester, United Kingdom
The Shooters Association, which is not connected to the data breach, urges its members to exercise extra caution at home.
Cyber attack on ticket vending machines at English railroad company
Northern - York, United Kingdom
26 July 2021
Hacker attack on housing company in Salford, UK
ForHousing - Salford, United Kingdom
The city of Salford is located in Greater Manchester and has a population of around 73,000. The company ForHousing there was affected.
29 July 2021
Ransomware at schools on the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
30 August 2021
English voice over IP provider victim of DDoS attack
Voipfone - London, United Kingdom
31 August 2021
Aggressive DDoS attack on English VoIP provider
Voip Unlimited - Poole, United Kingdom
That company Voip Unlimited became a victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to extort money.
Ransomware at scanning service provider in the UK
Stor-a-File - Syston, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
The attack was carried out via a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Serv-U FTP software. Several hospitals are affected.
End of Q3 2021
Ransomware attack at pump manufacturer in Scotland
Weir Group PLC - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 22, 2021
Cyber attack on HR software and service provider in the UK
giant group plc - London, United Kingdom
Email of a mayor in England hacked, used to ask others for money
Workington, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
The Workington mayor's private email account was hacked, used to solicit money from other members of the city council.
October 6, 2021
Cyberattack on stairlift manufacturer in the UK
Acorn Mobility Services Ltd. / Acorn Stairlifts - Steeton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
October 2021 ?
Unauthorized access to customer data at a computer museum in the UK
Centre for Computing History - Cambridge, United Kingdom
October 13, 2021
Cyberattack on the Sunderland University
Sunderland University - Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
IT service provider in the UK attacked, police information stolen
Dacoll - Bathgate, Scotland, United Kingdom
October 23, 2021
Website and app of a major UK grocery store chain down after cyberattack
Tesco plc - Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Cyberattack on luxury jeweler in London
Graff - London, United Kingdom
29 October 2021
Labour Party affected by cyber attack on IT service provider
Labour Party - London, United Kingdom
9 November 2021
Attack on the website of an online retailer of angling supplies
Angling Direct - Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
5 December 2021
Cyber attack on the supermarket chain Spar in England
Spar / James Hall & Company - United Kingdom
Hackers defraud UK IT company of £365,000
Silver Bullet Data Services Group plc - London, United Kingdom
December 14, 2021
Cyber attack on a secondary school in England
West Lakes Academy - Egremont, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Cyber attack on a food producer
Greencore - Dublin, Ireland
Cyberattack on an oil and gas production company in the United Kingdom
KCA Deutag - Portlethen, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 20, 2021
Cyberattack on the Gloucester City Council
Gloucester City Council - Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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