8 January 2022
Our timeline shows known cyberattacks from October to December 2021.
Cyber incident overview
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Details and sources
1 October 2021
DDoS attack on the websites of a professional training agency in Switzerland
Schweizerisches Dienstleistungszentrum Berufsbildung | Berufs-, Studien- und Laufbahnberatung (SDBB), Bern, Switzerland
(Outage of all web sites)
10 October 2021
Cyber attack on a fiduciary company in Switzerland
GRF Sociétés fiducaire SA, Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
The company works for several municipalities.
10 October 2021
Hacker attack on the municipality of Montreux, Switzerland
09/10 October 2021
Ransomware at a theater in Winterthur, Switzerland
Casinotheater Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Affected is the communication via e-mail and a planning tool.
Cyber attack on a trust company in Switzerland
From citizens of the cantons of Zurich, Schwyz and Zug, tax declarations are published on the Darknet.
17 October 2021
DDoS attack on the websites of the canton and city of St. Gallen, Switzerland
St. Gallen, Switzerland
18 October 2021
Ransomware at luxury hotel in Switzerland
Waldhaus Flims, Flims, Switzerland
20 October 2021
Malware at Swiss trade fair and event agency
MCH Group AG, Basel, Switzerland
27 October 2021
Email accounts of the municipality of Mellingen, Switzerland, used for spam mails
Mellingen, Aargau, Switzerland
6 November 2021
Ransomware at a Swiss publisher
Éditions Slatkine, Geneva, Switzerland
In this case, a ransom was paid to the extortionists.
10 November 2021
Malware at cleaning and garbage truck manufacturer in Switzerland
Bucher Municipal, Niederweningen, Switzerland
Ransomware at Swiss real estate company
DBS Group, Lausanne, Switzerland
Cyber attack on a food wholesaler in western Switzerland
CultureFood, Fribourg, Switzerland
21. December 2021
Ransomware at a Swiss financial asset manager
Aquila, Zurich, Switzerland
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