April 6, 2022
For the second half of 2021, KonBriefing analysts counted 36 cyber incidents on healthcare facilities and organizations in Europe. These included numerous hospitals, but also research institutions, health insurance companies and service providers.

Cyber incident overview

Statistics: Major cyberattacks on healthcare in Europe, 2nd half of 2021
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Hacker attacks statistics

By month

Statistics: Major cyberattacks on healthcare in Europe, 2nd half of 2021 statistic by month
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By country

Statistics: Major cyberattacks on healthcare in Europe, 2nd half of 2021 statistic by country
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Notes

  • The statistics are based on the known incidents listed here.
  • Since only some of the cases become known, the evaluations are not representative.
  • An incident may be assigned to multiple countries or industries. Also, a country cannot always be assigned. So the totals shown on the charts may be different.

Details, examples and sources

Flag France05 July 2021
Data breach in a French laboratory
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France
Personal data of patients was also stolen.
https://www.lab-cerba.com/home/vous-info...
Flag FranceJuly 2021
Cyber attack at French research institute
Inserm Transfert, Paris, France
Inserm Transfert is a subsidiary of the l'Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm)
https://www.lepoint.fr/societe/l-inserm-...
Flag Switzerland12 August 2021
Cyber attack on Swiss hospital group
Pallas-Kliniken, Olten, Switzerland
Patient data would not be affected. The website states that the group can now only be reached by phone.
https://www.pallas-kliniken.ch/de/news/a...
Flag NetherlandsAugust 2021 ?
Data breach and crypto mining at a hospital in the Netherlands
Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
https://www.radboudumc.nl/nieuws/2021/da...
Flag Italy18 August 2021
Ransomware at the health authority of the Tuscany region in Italy
Agenzia Regionale di Sanità (ARS) della Toscana, Florence, Italy
Affected is the Agenzia Regionale di Sanità (ARS) della Toscana in Florence. Only epidemiological and statistical data that can be restored from backups were encrypted.
https://www.ansa.it/toscana/notizie/2021...
Flag Italy14 October 2021
Hacker attack on social and health care company in Liguria, Italy
Azienda sociosanitaria ligure 2 (Asl2), Savona, Liguria, Italy
https://www.lastampa.it/savona/2021/10/1...
Flag Germany29 November 2021
Malware on mail server of a hospital association in Germany
Bayerische Krankenhausgesellschaft e.V., Munich, Bavaria, Germany
https://www.bkg-online.de/
Flag GermanyDecember 2021
Cyber attack on dental practice in Düsseldorf, Germany
Pluszahnärzte, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://www.diepluszahnaerzte.de/

Industries

IndustryMay contain
FinanceBanks, crypto platforms, insurance companies, insurance brokers
HealthcareMedical practices, outpatient facilities, hospitals, health authorities
ITManaged Service Provider (MSP), Data Centers, Software Companies
Production
Research
Service provider

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