Cyber Attack Navigator 2021
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IT security: Cyber attacks in 2021

Who is affected? Which companies were hit by cyber attacks? The following is an overview of known cases from 2021. The number of unreported cases is likely to be very high, because many victims do not go public for fear of reputational damage.
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January 2021
Cyber attack on mechanical engineering company in Austria
https://www.palfinger.ag/de/news/cyber-a...
https://www.palfinger.ag/de/news/palfing...
https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000125...
January 2021
DDoS attack on learning platform in Germany
https://www.pnn.de/brandenburg/momentan-...
January 2021
Hacker attack on a hospital in the Czech Republic

Affected was the aftercare hospital in Horažďovice in the southwest of the Czech Republic.

January 2021
Data theft at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

January 2021
Ghostwriter action: cyber espionage and false reports

The cyber espionage group UNC1151 is believed to be responsible for credential harvesting and political fakes in Poland.

January 2021
Data theft at Australian financial regulatory authority

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/asic-repor...
January 2021
Ransomware at Angers City Council

The administration of Angers, a city located in the west of France, has been hit by ransomware. 200 of the city's 3000 computers are believed to be infected. As a first response, 50 emergency workstations have been set up.

January 2021
Cyber attack on a hospital in Belgium

The CHwapi (Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie picarde) in the city of Tournai was the victim of a cyber attack.

https://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20210118_...
January 2021
Data breach at U.S. health insurer in Arkansas

A vulnerability in Accellion file transfer software resulted in a data theft at Arkansas Health & Wellness.

https://www.arhealthwellness.com/privacy...
January 2021
Aalborg Teater Facebook page flooded with phishing links

During a web-broadcast premiere in the Aalborg theater, the Facebook page generated 1,800 comments with links to fake pages where payment information was to be entered.

https://www.tv2nord.dk/aalborg/cyberkrim...
January 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in France

The Clinique de l'Anjou in Angers in the west of France was the victim of a cyber attack.

February 2021
Cyber attack on Indian airline, data leak affects 4.5 million customers
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-indi...
February 2021
Data theft at US grocery chain

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.kroger.com/i/accellion-incid...
February 2021
Ransomware at food wholesaler
https://www.jfc.eu/assets/2021/02/JFC_20...
February 2021
Hacker attack on French health insurer
https://www.argusdelassurance.com/les-as...
February 2021
Data theft at US healthcare provider
February 2021
Attempted tampering with a Florida city's water treatment plant
https://www.wired.com/story/oldsmar-flor...
February 2021
Ransomware at a well-known Polish computer game development studio

The development studio CD PROJEKT RED, based in Warsaw, became a victim of ransomware. Encrypted data could be restored from backups, but the perpetrators published exfiltrated data on the Internet, including source code of games.

https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/media/news/...
https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/media/news/...
February 2021
Cyber attack at a hospital in Dax, France

The city of Dax is located in the southwest of France and has about 21,000 inhabitants. During the attack on the Centre Hospitalier de Dax - Côte d'Argent, the data was encrypted.

February 2021
Singapore telecommunications provider affected by data breach

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.singtel.com/about-us/media-c...
February 2021
Data theft and extortion at US university

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.cu.edu/accellion-cyberattack
February 2021
Cyber attack at French hospital near Villefranche-sur-Saône

The L'Hôpital Nord-Ouest is located near the town of Villefranche-sur-Saône in the Rhône department.

February 2021
Cyber attack at French manufacturer of sailing and motor boats

The boat builder Bénéteau is based in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie on the French Atlantic coast.

https://presse.beneteau-group.com/actual...
February 2021
Cyber attack at the French town of Chalon-sur-Saône

The city is located in the east of France between Dijon and Lyon in the department of Saône-et-Loire. It has about 45,000 inhabitants. In February 2021, the administration of the city and the Grand Chalon commune was hit by a cyber-attack, the damage amounts to about 500,000 EUR.

https://www.chalon.fr/actualites-109/cyb...
https://www.lejsl.com/faits-divers-justi...
February 2021
Data breach at Canadian aircraft manufacturer

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://bombardier.com/en/media/news/bom...
February 2021
Data theft at the Transport Authority for New South Wales, Australia

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/transport-...
February 2021
Ransomware at IT service provider in Norway

25 customers are affected. The IT service provider is headquartered in Finland.

https://www.tietoevry.com/en/newsroom/al...
February 2021
Cyber attack on city government of Kingman, Arizona
https://kdminer.com/news/2021/mar/01/cit...
February 2021
Cyber attack on hotel chain with headquarters in Sweden

The Scandic hotel chain has discovered an attack on its loyalty program.

March 2021
Attack on a manufacturing company in Lower Franconia
March 2021
Attack on the Exchange server of the German city of Dippoldiswalde
https://www.saechsische.de/dippoldiswald...
March 2021
Cyber attack on building materials supplier in Germany
https://www.om-online.de/wirtschaft/cybe...
March 2021
Data breach at petroleum company

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovat...
March 2021
Hacker attack on a municipality in Bavaria, Germany

Fahrenzhausen is located about 25 km north of the city center of Munich and has about 5000 inhabitants.

March 2021
Hacker attack on a municipality in Germany

Kranzberg is located about 30 km north of the city center of Munich and has about 4000 inhabitants.

March 2021
Hacker attack on automotive supplier in Switzerland and Germany
https://www.edag.com/de/edag-group/press...
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
March 2021
Ransomware at the city administration of Angermünde in Germany
https://www.nordkurier.de/uckermark/hack...
March 2021
Unauthorized access to the exchange server of the municipality Schöneiche in Germany
March 2021
Data breach at ticket service provider for Berlin Zoo
https://www.zoo-berlin.de/de/aktuelles/a...
March 2021
Attack on the Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Using the vulnerability in MS Exchange.

March
Cyber attack on major audio equipment manufacturer in the U.S.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
March 2021
Cyber attack on the European Banking Authority in Paris
https://www.eba.europa.eu/cyber-attack-e...
https://www.eba.europa.eu/cyber-attack-e...
March 2021
Data theft at US bank

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/flagstar-b...
March 2021
Ransomware in French hospital

The commune of Oloron Sainte-Marie is located near Pau in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, about 30 km from the border with Spain. On March 8, the hospital was hit by ransomware and had to shut down its IT systems. A ransom of $50,000 is being demanded. In July, it is expected that it will take until September to return to normal operations.

March 2021
Hacker attack on a city in Germany
http://www.beverunger-rundschau.de/start...
March 2021
Cyber attack on a major brewery in the USA
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
March 2021
Cyber attack on the Norwegian Parliament
https://www.stortinget.no/en/In-English/...
March 2021
Suspected cyber attack on the administration of the German city of Stadtlohn
https://www.muensterlandzeitung.de/stadt...
March 2021
Cyber attack on three polyclinics in Prague

The three polyclinics belong to the company Poliklinika IPP, e-mails and ordering system failed.

March 2021
Cyber incident at Australian hospital operator

On March 16, an incident occurred at Eastern Health, which operates several hospitals and facilities in the Melbourne area. Most IT systems were back up and running on April 15, and patient operations returned to normal on April 27.

https://www.easternhealth.org.au/media-e...
March 2021
Mail server of Chilean financial regulator hacked
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
March 2021
Hacker attack on the city administration of Ebeleben in Germany
https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/thueringe...
March 2021
Attack on the Czech railroad administration

The railroad operation had not been endangered.

March 2021
Cyber attack on cab company of the Finnish city of Lahti

The linked report is not entirely clear, because at one point it talks about a denial-of-service attack, but then about files being encrypted. The cab operation was maintained using conventional methods.

March 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in Germany
https://www.aerztezeitung.de/Politik/Hac...
March 2021
Data theft at private elite university in the USA

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

April 2021
Attack on the Metropolitan Police Department Washington

Because no ransom was paid, the attackers published confidential documents on the Darknet.

April 2021
Cyber attack on concrete construction equipment manufacturer in Austria
April 2021
Cyber attack on grocer in Austria
https://www.noen.at/lilienfeld/tuernitz-...
April 2021
Cyber attack on public utilities in Austria
https://www.heute.at/s/cyber-attacke-auf...
April 2021
Cyber attack on retail chain in Germany
April 2021
Hackers have penetrated the IT system of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/nyreg...
April 2021
IT of a German city abused for mining cryptocurrency
April 2014
US water utility attacked via VPN software vulnerability

Apparently, however, without any major impact.

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/sto...
April 2021
Cyber attack on Dutch food logistics company
https://threatpost.com/ransomware-cheese...
April 2021
Data breach at church healthcare company in the U.S.

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases...
April 2021
Data theft at the University of California

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu...
April 2021
Cyber incident at medical technology provider headquartered in Sweden

Unauthorized access to cancer registry software in the cloud may have exposed the data of more than 200,000 U.S. patients.

https://www.elekta.com/company/company-u...
April 2021
Cyber attack on the administration of the city of Olomouc in the Czech Republic
April 2021
Cyber attack on French publishing group
https://actualitte.com/article/99901/tec...
April 2021
Cyber attack on US supplier of clear braces

SmileDirectClub, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has 4,000 employees and generated $657 million in revenue in 2020. In an initial assessment, the company expects to lose $10 million to $15 million in revenue due to the disruption in production as a result of the attack. Data and personal information were not leaked, and no ransom was paid.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/...
April 2021
Ransomware at the municipality of Kammeltal in Bavaria, Germany
https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/gue...
April 2021
Cyber attack on major German media company
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
April 2021
French logistic company hit by cyber attack

Affected companies include Colis Privé and Adrexo. Adrexo is an advertising print distribution company headquartered in Aix-en-Provence with approximately 18,000 employees. The cyberattack received some attention because in January the company had won a contract to distribute election advertising in 51 departments for the regional elections.

27 April 2021
Ransomware attack on Swiss cloud provider
https://swiss.cloud/wp-content/uploads/2...
https://swiss.cloud/wp-content/uploads/2...
April 2021
Cyber attack on Spanish delivery startup

Glovo is a delivery service that operates in numerous countries. The headquarters is in Barcelona.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/spani...
April 2021
Ransomware at the Judiciary of the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
April 2021
IT attack on the Technical University of Berlin
https://www.tu.berlin/themen/einschraenk...
April 2021
Ransomware at furniture store in Hesse, Germany
https://www.sommerlad.de/news/detail/hac...
May 2021
Cyber attack on company advising U.S. government on nuclear security

Documents were published on the darknet.

May 2021
Hacker attack on a local station in Germany
https://www.cio.de/a/hackerangriff-auf-r...
May 2021
Hacker attack on dairy in Germany
https://moproweb.de/news/home/hackerangr...
May 2021
Irish healthcare system hit by ransomware
May 2021
Ransomware at US subsidiary of chemical wholesaler

A ransom of $4.4 million was reportedly paid.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
May 2021
Truck manufacturer in the USA became a victim of a hacker attack

Data was siphoned off, which was later offered for sale on the Darknet.

https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/navist...
May 2021
Ransomware at hospital operator in San Diego

5 hospitals are affected.

May 2021
Hackers have changed the websites of the Colombian Senate and the Armed Forces
April 2021
Large-scale DDoS attack on Belgian network operator

The Belgian operator Belnet was the victim of a denial-of-service attack. As a result, political institutions, universities and research facilities were not accessible.

May 2021
Ransomware attack on French producer of renewable energy

Albioma is headquartered in Paris and has locations in the French overseas territories.

https://www.albioma.com/wp-content/uploa...
05 May 2021
Ransomware at Norwegian energy technology provider

Volue ASA is headquartered in Norway and was very open about the cyber attack.

https://www.volue.com/news/update-on-cyb...
May 2021
Cyber attack on city hall of a major Romanian city

Oradea City Hall became a victim of ransomware.

https://www.forbes.ro/primaria-oradea-fo...
May 2021
Cyber attack on major pipeline operator in the U.S.
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
May 2021
Cyber attack on French service provider for receivables management

The iQera Group is headquartered in Paris and employs 2300 people.

https://www.iqera.com/fr/communique-de-p...
May 2021
Access to the network of the South Korean nuclear research institute
May 2021
Cyber attack on Japanese technology company
18 May 2021
Cyber attack on the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

The website was shut down and thus numerous services were no longer available.

May 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in New Zealand
https://www.waikatodhbnewsroom.co.nz/202...
May 2021
Hacker attack on the Czech National Library

The library is located in the Klementinum in the center of Prague. The systems were shut down and the library remained closed to the public.

May 2021
Data breach at US service company

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

May 2021
Customer data stolen from Dutch pizza chain
https://www.newyorkpizza.nl/datalek
May 2021
Cyber attack on world's largest meat producer
May 2021
Ransomware at Indian financial software provider
May 2021
Ransomware at University Hospitals in Florida
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
June 2021
Attack on secondary schools on the island of Anglesey
June 2021
Cyber attack on medical care center in Ontario, Canada
https://www.kingstonist.com/news/kfla-pu...
June 2021
Hacker attack on dairy in Austria
https://www.agrarheute.com/management/ag...
June 2021
Hackers have penetrated the IT system of the Legal Department of the City of New York
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/nyreg...
June 2021
Ransomware attack on Fujifilm in Japan
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
June 2021
Cyber attack on ferry operator in Massachusetts, USA
Cyber attack on the administration of Mobile County, Alabama

Malware was found, some systems were shut down for 3 days.

June 2021
Denial-of-service attack on online banking of German banks
https://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/ba...
June 2021
Ransomware at French manufacturer of facade claddings

The company has 650 employees.

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-di...
June 2021
Cyber attack on online store of a major mail order company in Germany
https://www.lifepr.de/pressemitteilung/p...
June 2021
Cyber attack on school in Scotland

Brechin is a town with about 7500 inhabitants in the east of Scotland. An outflow of personal data occurred at the high school there.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/loc...
June 2021
Secondary school in Kent, England, closed after ransomware
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent...
June 2021
Cyber attack against Spanish Ministry of Labor and Social Economy
June 2021
Cyber attack on secondary school in Northamptonshire, England
June 2021
Ransomware at Danish hotel booking system provider
Detailed blog on how they coped with the attack
https://techotel.dk/driftinfo/
June 2021
Data theft at major computer games provider

Criminals have stolen large amounts of source code for games from Eletronics Art and are offering it on the Internet. The attackers boast about how easily they gained access via purchased Slack access tokens and simple social engineering.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5xpx/h...
June 2021
DDoS attack on electricity company in Puerto Rico, followed by fire at substation

It later turned out that the fire broke out due to a technical defect.

June 2021
Ransomware attack on Monroe, Michigan schools
https://eu.monroenews.com/story/news/202...
June 2021
US kitchen equipment supplier affected by ransomware
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
June 2021
Ransomware at TV station in Chile
June 2021
Cyber attack on fast food chain in USA, South Korea and Taiwan
June 2021
Attack against the Covid vaccination site of the Colombian Ministry of Health.
https://www.rcnradio.com/politica/ataque...
June 2021
Cyber attack at housing company in the west of France

Deux-Sèvres Habitat is a large social housing rental company in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The computer and telephone systems are affected by the cyber attack.

June 2021
British law firm victim of cyber attack
https://gateleyplc.com/insight/press-rel...
June 2021
Poland reports cyber attacks on high-ranking politicians

The attacks are said to be coming from Russia.

https://www.ft.com/content/ecabed4c-7b86...
June 2021
Danish branch of a large DIY chain affected by hacker attack
June 2021
Ransomware at the Municipality of Liège, Belgium

The administration of the city of Liège, Belgium, population about 200,000, was hit by a cyberattack with ransomware. Numerous services are down.

June 2021
Computers at an institute in Prague were used to mine cryptocurrency

The Institut plánování a rozvoje hlavního města Prahy (Institute for Planning and Development of the Capital City of Prague, IPR Prague) is responsible for urban planning and operates, among other things, the city's geoportal.

June 2021
Unusual activity in the network of a Brazilian healthcare provider
https://www.grupofleury.com.br/SitePages...
June 2021
Customer data stripped from the computer of a support employee of a large IT company
https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2021/06/...
June 2021
Cyber attack on municipal association in France

The Communauté d'agglomération Saint-Avold Synergie is an association of municipalities in the Moselle department in the Grand Est. The IT infrastructure was hit by ransomware, a ransom of $80,000 was demanded.

June 2021
11 companies in Weiden affected by cyber attacks

Presumably, ransomware was transferred from one company to the next.

https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/hac...
June 2021
Attack on the IT systems of a fashion company in Germany

Gerry Weber reports an attack, the consequences were minor.

June 2021
Cyber attack on IT service provider in Puerto Rico, customers of a bank affected
https://www.metro.pr/pr/noticias/2021/06...
June 2021
Cyber attack on university in Bogota, Colombia
https://agenciapi.co/noticia/academia/un...
June 2021
Attack on French insurance broker
https://www.lemagit.fr/actualites/252503...
June 2021
Cyber attack on the administration of a city near Paris

The city of Villepinte is located in the Île-de-France region, in the northeast of Paris and has about 37,000 inhabitants.

https://www.lemagit.fr/actualites/252503...
http://ville-villepinte.fr/services-muni...
June 2021
Dutch furniture retailer hit by cyber attack
June 2021
Live telephone Q&A session with Putin disrupted by denial-of-service attack
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/3...
June 2021
Ransomware at British Salvation Army
July 2021
Georgia Covid vaccination registration page down after cyber attack
July 2021
Ransomware is distributed via a gap in remote support software

Numerous users of the remote maintenance software are affected.

https://helpdesk.kaseya.com/hc/en-gb/art...
July 2021
Kaseya VSA: Swedish retail chain forced to close stores after cyber attack

As a result of the attack on the remote support software VSA, a Swedish supermarket chain had to close about 500 stores because the cash registers stopped working.

https://www.coop.se/Globala-sidor/stangd...
July 2021
Kaseya VSA: Dutch technology provider affected
https://www.hoppenbrouwerstechniek.nl/ac...
July 2021
Kaseya VSA: IT service provider from the Netherlands affected by ransomware

The IT service provider VelzArt has about 30 employees and is headquartered in the city of Waardenburg in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The company was a user of the Kaseya VSA software and was hit by the world-wide cyber attack. The company has documented the events in detail on its own blog.

https://velzart.nl/blog/ransomeware/
July 2021
Kaseya VSA: Ransomware at SMEs in Sweden

Via the Swedish branch of an IT service provider headquartered in Finland.

July 2021
Ransomware at IT provider in Belgium

ITxx is a managed service provider in Antwerp. After a ransomware attack, the data of about 50 customers was encrypted. A ransom demand of $1.5 million was initially made, which was later reduced to $300,000. The company paid the ransom as it was the only way to recover the data.

July 2021
Server of a university in the Netherlands hacked

Server of Leiden University Observatory was hacked and data was siphoned off, perpetrators demand about 450,000 Euros.

July 2021
Route software at Dutch waste disposal company disrupted after cyber attack
https://cyclusnv.nl/storing-routesoftwar...
05 July 2021
Data breach in a French laboratory

Personal data of patients was also stolen.

https://www.lab-cerba.com/home/vous-info...
July 2021
Kaseya VSA: Ransomware at office furniture company in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhal...
July 2021
Several IT service providers in Germany affected by Kaseya incident

According to the BSI, several IT service providers and companies in Germany are affected.

July 2021
Kaseya VSA: Italian fashion company affected

The Alba-based Miroglio Group was hit by the Kaseya attack.

https://www.lastampa.it/cuneo/2021/07/06...
July 2021
Ransomware at pipeline technology provider
https://www.wired.com/story/linestar-pip...
July 2021
Cyber attack at New South Wales school authorities in Australia

Several systems were shut down following a cyberattack. The incident occurred a few days before the start of school term 3.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/media-...
July 2021
Ransomware at electric utility in Alabama
https://www.securityweek.com/rural-alaba...
July 2021
Ransomware attack on Swiss online rating platform

Comparis.ch AG operates a large comparison portal and has almost 200 employees. In the attack, IT systems were blocked, the website was down and data was probably stolen.

https://www.comparis.ch/comparis/info/ra...
July 2021
IT security incident at print-on-demand provider from Germany

Spread Group experienced a cyber attack in which address, contract and bank data were compromised.

https://help.spreadshirt.com/hc/de/artic...
July 2021
Ransomware at German label printing company after Kaseya attack

Kaseya was installed on all computers by the IT service provider, and the ransomware was brought onto the systems via it.

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland-...
July 2021
Cyber attack on Anhalt-Bitterfeld county district office in Germany

The county has declared a disaster situation. The work of the administration is severely restricted at all locations.

https://www.anhalt-bitterfeld.de/de/meld...
July 2021
Cyber attack on wellness center in France

The Royatonic is a wellness center located immediately southwest of Clermont-Ferrand. After ransomware, the facility had to close. The attackers demand a ransom of the equivalent of 28,000 euros.

July 2021
French IT company hit by ransomware

The Keyrus Group has about 3000 employees worldwide, and its turnover in 2020 was about 261 million euros. Presumably, the incident is due to the Kaseya VSA attack.

https://www.keyrus.com/fr/fr/categorie/f...
July 2021
Cyber attack on Iranian railroad
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/j...
July 2021
Canadian consumer electronics provider hit by ransomware

D-Box Technologies has its headquarters near Montreal in the province of Québec. Numerous systems are affected by the ransomware, and business operations are expected to be significantly disrupted for several days.

https://www.d-box.com/en/blog/2021/07/14...
July 2021
Cyber attack on insurer from Germany

Haftpflichtkasse VVaG from Darmstadt has been affected by a cyber attack and business operations are restricted.

https://www.wiwo.de/it-systeme-hackerang...
July 2021
Hacker attack on Italian food chain

Eataly S.p.A.

https://sicurezza.net/cyber-security/att...
July 2021
Targeted attack on experts with a focus on the Middle East

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.

https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threa...
July 2021
Cyber attack on a teacher platform in Mexico
https://www.proceso.com.mx/nacional/2021...
14 July 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in France

The hospital of Périgueux in the southwest of France suffered a cyber attack. The impact was limited.

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-di...
July 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in Germany

The Wolfenbüttel hospital, Lower Saxony, about 10 km south of Braunschweig, became a victim of ransomware.

https://www.heise.de/news/Cybercrime-Ran...
July 2021
Hacker attack on the city council of Geisenheim, Germany

The Hessian town of Geisenheim is located on the Rhine, about 20 km southwest of Wiesbaden, and has about 11,000 inhabitants. According to initial assessments, the administration will be offline for at least 3 weeks, and 2 or 3 months are expected for the return to normal.

https://www.geisenheim.de/artikel/presse...
July 2021
Cyber attack on Italian Internet service provider

Attack on the web hosting company Aruba, custermers have to change their passwords.

July 2021
Facebook stops Iran spying action

As part of an espionage operation, the Facebook platform was used to target individuals working in the military, defense and aerospace sectors, mainly in the US. Social engineering, phishing, identity theft, and malware were used.

https://about.fb.com/news/2021/07/taking...
July 2021
Website of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Moldova disrupted

The website was the target of an attack that destroyed the website's database.

July 2021
Bus operator of an English city affected by cyber attack

Nottingham City Transport is the city's largest bus operator, and personal data was not affected by the incident.

https://www.nctx.co.uk/nct-it-issues
July 2021
Cyber attack at French research institute

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-...
July 2021
DDoS attack on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense
https://www.reuters.com/article/russia-d...
July 2021
Cyber attack on ticket vending machines at English railroad company
Cyber attack at timber producer in Estonia

Lemeks AS is based in Tartu.

https://arileht.delfi.ee/artikkel/940545...
20 July 2021
Cyber attack on French rugby club

Montpellier Hérault Rugby MHR is the rugby club of the city on the Mediterranean coast and plays in the top league. The attack encrypted the data, and the perpetrators are demanding a ransom.

https://twitter.com/MHR_officiel/status/...
https://www.rugbyrama.fr/rugby/top-14/20...
July 2021
Cyber attack on the Angolan state bank
July 2021
Attacks by the hacker group APT 31 on many French companies

CERT France warns of current attacks using compromised routers. According to other sources, the group is suspected to be in China.

https://www.cert.ssi.gouv.fr/ioc/CERTFR-...
July 2021
Attacks on the computer systems of a telecommunications provider from Ecuador

Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT EP) is a telecommunications company in Ecuador. In July, the company filed a complaint about a cyber attack.

July 2021
Possible 1 terabyte of data stolen from Saudi oil company

Saudi Aramco is the world's largest oil company, headquartered in Dhahran. The data was apparently stolen from a contractor and parts of it have surfaced on the darknet.

https://www.ft.com/content/272259b0-8e98...
22 July 2021
Cyber attack on South African state-owned logistics company

Transnet is headquartered in Johannesburg and operates railroads, ports and pipelines.

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/exc...
23 July 2021
Facebook page of a French regional newspaper hacked.

The hack at the Le Progrès newspaper was used to promote a terrorist organization.

https://www.leprogres.fr/societe/2021/07...
July 2021
Cyber attack on IT service provider, waste fee notices tapped

During a cyber attack on an IT service provider, a print file of the waste management company Landkreis Altenkirchen containing 10,000 data records was tapped.

https://www.ak-kurier.de/akkurier/www/ar...
July 2021
Malware at Alabama school district
https://www.asumag.com/safety-security/a...
August 2021
Hacker attack on website of Lazio region in Italy

The Lazio region is located in central Italy and includes the city of Rome. With the hacker attack, the Corona Impfortal is also down.

https://www.rainews.it/tgr/tagesschau/ar...

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Background image of the animation: A Winkel Tripel projection of a Visible Earth image collected by the Earth Observatory experiment of the U.S. Government's NASA space agency. The reticle is 15 degrees in latitude and longitude. NASA, via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain

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