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IT security: List of ransomware attacks and 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
Palfinger-Gruppe, Bergheim, 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
Malware at gambling machine parlor operator in the U.S.

Dotty's operates approximately 120 locations in Nevada.

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.

09 January 2021
Hacker attack on Clearfield County administration

Clearfield County is located in Pennsylvania, in the northeastern United States.

https://gantnews.com/2021/01/12/clearfie...
10 January 2021
Ransomware at a Texas medical group
https://www.gastroconsultants.com/blog/p...
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
Hacker attack on large company in Bangladesh

Affected was the Bangladesh Export Import Company, BEXIMCO.

https://www.dhakatribune.com/business/20...
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
Multiple University of Huntsville email accounts compromised
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
https://www.waff.com/2021/02/19/uah-emai...
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
Ransomware at eye clinic in Arizona
Cochise Eye and Laser, Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA
16 January 2021
Cyber attack on secondary school in Market Harborough, UK

Later, a local IT technician is charged with this attack.

Welland Park Academy, Market Harborough, United Kingdom
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/...
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_...
17 January 2021
Ransomware at fashion company in the United Kingdom
FlatFace, Havant, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
https://www.computerweekly.com/news/2524...
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...
21 January 2021
Data breach at U.S. waste management company

Employee health data may have been stolen in the process

https://www.wm.com/us/en/privacy/notice-...
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.

https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-l...
January 2021
Data breach at health organization in Arizona
Arizona Complete Health, Arizona, USA
February 2021
City of Le Claire, Iowa, pays more than $200,000 to email scammers

Payments to legitimate vendors were diverted to other accounts. More than $120,000 was recovered.

https://www.thegazette.com/local-governm...
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.

09 February 2021
Ransomware at hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Sturdy Memorial Hospital was the victim of a ransomware attack and paid a ransom to keep the stolen data from being released.

https://www.hipaajournal.com/ransomware-...
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
14 February 2021
Ransomware at US restaurant chain
Carisch, Inc., Wayzata, Minnesota, USA
https://media.dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploa...
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.

16 February 2021
Ransomware at payroll processing company in Hawaii
Hawaii Payroll Services LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/09/2...
February 2021
Hackers publish customer data of a car-sharing service in Lithuania

In a hacker forum, the 3-year-old data of 110,000 customers is offered.

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19...
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.

26 February 2021
Cyberattack on the city government of Kingman, Arizona

The city of Kingman has a population of approximately 28,000. Only a few personal data were stolen as a result of the attack. By April, operations had been restored. The method of the intrusion could not be determined.

28 February 2021
Cyber attack on the University of Millersville, Pennsylvania
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA
http://thesnapper.millersville.edu/index...
March 2021
Attack on a manufacturing company in Lower Franconia
https://www.mainpost.de/regional/hassber...
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.

Local government, Fahrenzhausen, Bavaria, Germany
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.

Local government, Kranzberg, Bavaria, Germany
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
Ransomware attack on US insurance company

It is reported that CNA Financial Corp. paid a ransom of $40 million.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
March 2021
Targeted attack on authorities in Slovakia

The attack began no later than February 2021 and is attributed to the Russian hacker group, which is also blamed for the SolarWinds attack.

https://www.istrosec.com/blog/apt-sk-cob...
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.

05 March 2021
Ransomware at US mental healthcare provider
Horizon House, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
March 2021
Cyber attack on major audio equipment manufacturer in the U.S.
Bose, Farmingham, Massachusetts, USA
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...
8 March 2021
Cyber attack on a university in Scotland
University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 2021
Data theft at US bank

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/flagstar-b...
08 March 2021
Ransomware at French packaging manufacturer

The affected company, CEE Schisler, is based in Saint-Jean-de-Thouars, a town in the west of France. Windows servers were attacked, but production could continue.

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
Hackers gain access to 150,000 surveillance cameras

The cloud provider's cameras were located in factory floors, police stations and prisons.

Verkada Inc., San Mateo, California, USA
https://gcn.com/articles/2021/03/11/surv...
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
12 March 2021
Ransomware at City of Buffalo School District
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
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...
17 March 2021
Hacker attack on the University of Northampton
University of Northampton, Northampton, England, United Kingdom
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nort...
March 2021
Mail server of Chilean financial regulator hacked
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
March 2021
Data breach at computer manufacturer from Taiwan
Acer Group, Taipeh, Republic of China / Taiwan
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
March 2021
Hacker attack on the city administration of Ebeleben in Germany
https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/thueringe...
20 March 2021
Cyber incident at Arizona colleges
Maricopa Community Colleges, Tempe, Arizona, USA
https://ktar.com/story/4197145/maricopa-...
20 March 2021
Data breach at US media group
Paxton Media Group, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
https://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/security...
March 2021
Attack on the Czech railroad administration
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.

23 March 2021
Hacker attack on furniture retailer in Singapore

Attackers have penetrated Vhive's IT systems and stolen customer data.

30 March 2021
Unauthorized access to the mail system of an organization of the Catholic Church in Germany
https://kfwd.de/orientierung-in-allen-le...
March 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in Germany
https://www.aerztezeitung.de/Politik/Hac...
March 2021
Data theft at the Stanford University

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
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
Schwing GmbH, St. Stefan im Lavanttal, Carinthia, Austria
April 2021
Cyber attack on grocer in Austria
Nah- und Frisch-Markt, Türnitz, Lower Austria, Austria
https://www.noen.at/lilienfeld/tuernitz-...
April 2021
Cyber attack on retail chain in Germany
Tegut, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
April 2021
Cyber attack on wastewater treatment plant in Mount Desert, Maine

After ransomware, the office computers were out of service for three days. The treatment plant was not affected. Data was not disclosed, nor was a ransom paid.

April 2021
Hacker attack on public utilities in Austria
Stadtwerke Köflach, Köflach, Styria, Austria
https://www.heute.at/s/cyber-attacke-auf...
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...
01 April 2021
Ransomware attack at a university in Dublin, Ireland
Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Dublin, Ireland
April 2021
Cyber attack on Dutch food logistics company
https://threatpost.com/ransomware-cheese...
03 April 2021
Ransomware at a college in Dublin, Ireland
National College of Ireland (NCI), Dublin, Ireland
https://www.thejournal.ie/tu-dublin-rans...
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...
05 April 2021
Hacker attack on IT of the United Nations
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
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
Compromised emails at patient financing provider

An unauthorized bank transfer was detected and prevented. When the incident was analyzed, it was discovered that unknown persons had accessed the company's email accounts through phishing for over 1.5 months. Personal data of potentially 210,000 people was also exposed in the process.

https://info.clearbalance.org/security_i...
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
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.

26 April 2021
Ransomware at school district in Portland, Oregon
Centennial School District, Portland, Oregon, USA
https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/50766...
27 April 2021
Ransomware at the Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is located 78 miles north of Vancover and has about 12,000 inhabitants. It became the victim of a ransomware attack.

https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/local-...
27 April 2021
Ransomware attack on Swiss cloud provider
https://swiss.cloud/wp-content/uploads/2...
https://swiss.cloud/wp-content/uploads/2...
29. April 2021
Cyber attack on school district in Madison, Alabama
Madison City Schools, Madison, Alabama, USA
https://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Madi...
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
Ehrmann, Oberschönegg, Bavaria, 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.

03 May 2021
Malware at refuse disposal district in Berlin, New Hampshire
Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District, Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
https://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/security...
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 a university in Glasgow
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
https://www.gcu.ac.uk/theuniversity/univ...
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
Ransomware at heart clinics in Florida

Unknown persons had access to the systems for 10 days and crippled the entire system with the help of ransomware. At the end of July, operations are running at 50%.

https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/...
May 2021
Data breach at US service company

Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.

21 May 2021
Attack on Swiss pharmaceutical company

Siegfried AG is headquartered in Zofingen in the canton of Aargau. Due to the attack, production was down at several sites. Exceptions were the sites in Spain, which have their own network.

https://www.siegfried.ch/siegfried+von+a...
https://www.siegfried.ch/siegfried+%25c3...
May 2021
Cyber attack on the administration of Mobile County, Alabama

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

27 May 2021
Ransomware at the city government of Bridgeport, West Virginia
https://wvmetronews.com/2021/09/07/bridg...
30 May 2021
Ransomware at the municipality of Rolle in Switzerland

The municipality of Rolle in the canton of Vaud is located on Lake Geneva, between Lausanne and Geneva, and has about 5400 inhabitants. The consequences of the attack were initially underestimated.

https://www.nau.ch/news/schweiz/gemeinde...
May / June 2021
A wastewater treatment plant in France hit by cyber attack
Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
May 2021
Attack on electronics retailer in Singapore

Affected was Audio House.

https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/tech-n...
May 2021
Customer data stolen from Dutch pizza chain
https://www.newyorkpizza.nl/datalek
May 2021
Cyber attack on world's largest meat producer

The company paid a ransom of 11 million dollar.

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
Hacker attack on heavy machinery manufacturer in Magdeburg, Germany

Data has been encrypted.

https://www.konstruktionspraxis.vogel.de...
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 a Las Vegas hospital

The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) was the victim of a cyber attack, with personal data stolen.

June 2021
Ransomware attack on Fujifilm in Japan
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
June 2021
Cyber attack on ferry operator in Massachusetts, USA
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.

Brechin High School, Brechin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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 Arts 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...
17 June 2021
Hacker attack on a school district in Missouri, USA

The Rockwood School District's IT systems in Eureka, Missouri, have been the target of a hacking attack.

https://westnewsmagazine.com/2021/07/09/...
17 June 2021
Ransomware at a health system in Savannah, Georgia

St. Joseph`s/Candler operates several hospitals and other facilities in the Savannah region, Georgia (USA). Unknown persons had access to the network since December 18, 2020, and launched a ransomware attack.

https://www.sjchs.org/patient-privacy/po...
17 June 2021
Ransomware at a Texas School District
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...
19 June 2021
Ransomware at Danish manufacturer of playground equipment
June 2021
Danish branch of a large DIY chain hit 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...
24 June 2021
Possible data breach theft of protected data at health care provider

Metro Infectious Disease Consultants reports that there was unauthorized access to an email account, and as a result there may have been access to the data of more than 171,000 patients.

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
Hacker attack on the municipality of Hüttenberg

The attackers obtain bank account data from private individuals and companies.

https://www.mittelhessen.de/lokales/wetz...
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...
02 July 2021
Indiana Department of Health hacked by cyber firm without authorization

Data on nearly 750,000 Indiana citizens from Covid contact tracing was accessed.

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.

04 July 2021
Ransomware attack on wastewater treatment plant in Limestone, Maine

A computer was attacked that was still running Windows 7. Data was not disclosed.

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...
05 July 2021
Ransomware attack on a not-for-profit organization in California
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-...
Cyber attack on Swiss manufacturer of household appliances

The company V-Zug has its headquarters in Zug. The cyber attack was blocked, so there were no disruptions.

https://www.netzwoche.ch/news/2021-07-28...
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...
09 July 2021
Cyber attack on Iranian railroad

According to an analysis by Check Point Research, the attack is said to have been carried out not by a foreign government, but by an opposition hacker group.

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...
11 July 2021
Cyberattack on the city administration of Clearfield, Utah

Ransomware encrypted the data, a ransom of millions was demanded.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50209154/hac...
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 insurance company 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...
13 July 2021
Cyberattack on Chicago-area physician group

Affected is the DuPage Medical Group (DMG). According to press reports, potentially 600,000 patients are affected by the data theft.

https://www.dupagemedicalgroup.com/notic...
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...
Summer 2021
Major data breach at healthcare provider in Paris, France
Source: Data stolen from 1.4 million people who had taken COVID test

The attack took place via a file-sharing service.

Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Paris, Île-de-France, France
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
Customer data of a gun dealer from England published on the Darknet

The Shooters Association, which is not connected to the data breach, urges its members to exercise extra caution at home.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-5793...
https://basc.org.uk/basc-issues-firearms...
July 2021
Cyber attack on ticket vending machines at English railroad company
19 July 2021
Data breach at Swiss manufacturer of conveyor belts and drive belts

Habasit GmbH is headquartered in Reinach and has approximately 3600 employees.

19 July 2021
Data breach due to burglary at mental health care provider in Seattle
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA
https://samaritanps.org/wp-content/uploa...
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
20 July 2021
DDoS attacks on various websites in the Netherlands

This also made the web pages for Corona tests unavailable.

20 July 2021
Ransomware at Swiss mechanical engineering company

Matisa is based in Crissier near Lausanne, close to Lake Geneva. The company produces track-laying machines.

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.

23 July 2021
Cyber attack on the city administration of Thessaloniki, Greece
https://www.thenationalherald.com/archiv...
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 French cosmetics producer

Socoplan is a supplier of cosmetic samples. The company has approximately 250 employees and is based in Saint-Jean-de-Thouars, a city in the west of France.

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...
26 July 2021
Hacker attack on German parking lot operator

Park-Service Hüfner GmbH (PSH)

https://www.rheinpfalz.de/lokal/neustadt...
26 July 2021
Hacker attack on housing company in Salford, UK

The city of Salford is located in Greater Manchester and has a population of around 73,000. The company ForHousing there was affected.

https://www.forhousing.co.uk/news/import...
29 July 2021
Ransomware at schools on the Isle of Wight
https://www.iwradio.co.uk/news/isle-of-w...
July 2021
Hacker attack on machine factory in Aerzen, Germany
https://www.ndz.de/lokales/landkreis_art...
July 2021
Ransomware at factoring company in Florida

The attack on eCapital was initially claimed by two ransomware gangs at once.

July 2021
Ransomware at the city government of Lewiston, Minnesota
City government, Lewiston, Minnesota, USA
https://www.lewistonmn.org/news/
July 2021
Malware at Alabama school district
https://www.asumag.com/safety-security/a...
August 2021
Hacker attack on Italian fashion company
Ermenegildo Zegna E.Z. Holditalia S.p.A., Milano, Italy
https://www.zegnagroup.com/en/news/27-im...
01 August 2021
Ransomware attack on Swiss textile machinery manufacturer

Saurer AG has its headquarters in Arbon on Lake Constance. The company's IT was attacked at the beginning of August, followed by a second attack on August 26.

August 2021
Rasomware at the Lazio region in Italy

The Lazio region is located in central Italy and includes the city of Rome. With the hacker attack, the Corona vaccination portal is also down. The attack took place via the PC of an employee of an IT company belonging to the region. Later, a leading Italian newspaper wrote that the attack on the region was related to an attack on an external IT service provider, which was denied by the external service provider.

https://www.rainews.it/tgr/tagesschau/ar...
02 August 2021
Ransomware at Arles Hospital, France

The city of Arles is located in the south of France and has about 51,000 inhabitants. The hospital was hit by ransomware at the beginning of August, among others the electronic patient records and the HR system are affected.

August 2021
Data breach incident at German fintech

Unknown persons gained access to personal data of customers.

https://finanz-szene.de/fintech/schwerer...
August 2021
Ransomware at Taiwanese hardware manufacturer

The criminals threaten to publish 112 GB of stolen data, including confidential information.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
04 August 2021
Ransomware attack on Indianapolis hospital

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital (Eskenazi Health) is a hospital located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

August 2021
Cyber attack on the website of a Swiss bank

The Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise's Internet contact form was attacked, potentially affecting 1,500 people and their email addresses.

05 August 2021
Leakage of customer data at South Korean offshoot of French luxury brand

Chanel Korea sincerely apologizes for the theft of personal data in a cyber attack.

https://cloud.e-news.chanel.com/privacy_...
06 August 2021
Cyber attack on a high school in Payerne, Switzerland

Encrypted data could be restored from the backup.

https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/news-serv...
06 August 2021
Ransomware at Protestant youth organization in Germany
https://www.ejwue.de/aktuell/news/cyber-...
06 August 2021
Ransomware attack on eye clinic in Singapore

In the attack on Eye & Retina Surgeons (ERS), data on more than 73,000 patients was stolen.

08 August 2021
Cyber attack on construction company in Germany

IT systems at several locations are affected, and work processes are significantly impaired.

https://www.leonhard-weiss.com/cyberatta...
8 August 2021
Ransomware at fertility clinic in Massachusetts

Data on approximately 350,000 patients may have been disclosed.

ReproSource, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
https://www.reprosource.com/wp-content/u...
09 August 2021
Hacker attack on savings bank association

The Savings Banks Association of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, has been the victim of a hacker attack. The criminals threaten to publish internal information and demand a ransom.

https://www.it-finanzmagazin.de/sparkass...
10 August 2021
Cyberattack on a platform for applying for visas for France

Personal data of the applicants was stolen.

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sites/mini...
August 2021
Hackers publish data from the Belarusian security agencies
10 August 2021
Hackers steal $600 million cryptocurrency

The Poly Network platform is affected. A short time later, a large part of the loot is returned.

12 August 2021
Cyber attack on Swiss hospital group

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...
August 2021
Hacker attack on global IT consulting firm
August 2021
Hackers steal confidential documents of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
13 August 2021
Ransomware in the network of the Brazilian National Treasury Secretariat

The Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional is part of the Ministry of Economy and has its headquarters in Brasilia.

https://www.gov.br/tesouronacional/pt-br...
15 August 2021
Cyber attack on a health system in Marietta, Ohio.

Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system that operates three hospitals and several other facilities in the Marietta area. A cyberattack took place in the early morning hours of Aug. 15.

http://mhsystem.org/cyberattack
15 August 2021
Cyber attack on the data center of the Pakistani tax authority

The point of attack is said to have been the Hyper-V software. Website and systems are down.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2315712/fbr...
August 2021
Cyber attack on the Port of Houston, Texas
Port of Houston Authority (Port Houston), Houston, Texas, USA
https://porthouston.com/wp-content/uploa...
August 2021
Data leak at the Spanish branch of a Swiss insurance company
Zurich Insurance PLC, sucursal en España, Madrid, Spain
https://www.inside-it.ch/de/post/zurich-...
15 August 2021
Ransomware on French insurance broker
16 August 2021
Hackers offer to buy 100 million customer records of US mobile operator

T-Mobile USA confirms a cyber incident.

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/network/cy...
16 August 2021
Ransomware at insurance company in Singapore

Affected is Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd.

https://www.tokiomarinehd.com/en/release...
16 August 2021
Ransomware attack on University of Liechtenstein

In the night from Sunday 15.08. to Monday 16.08., University of Liechtenstein became a victim of a ransomware attack.

17. August 2021
Cyber attack brings cab service in Rastatt, Germany, to a standstill

An electronic safe for the vehicle keys was blocked.

18 August 2021
Cyber incident at hospital in Dubai

The website has been shut down for security reasons.

18 August 2021
Hacker attack on real estate company in Gütersloh, Germany
https://www.radioguetersloh.de/nachricht...
18 August 2021
Ransomware at the health authority of the Tuscany region in 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...
19 August 2021
Cyber attack on Brazilian retail chain

Lojas Renner SA is headquartered in Porto Alegre and employs approximately 22,000 people. There were disruptions to operations, no ransom was paid.

https://api.mziq.com/mzfilemanager/v2/d/...
19 August 2021
Hackers steal $97 million cryptocurrency

Affected is the cryptocurrency exchange Liquid.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/japan-liq...
21 August 2021
Cyber attack on the province of Gelderland, Netherlands

Affected are the personnel files of the employees.

https://nltimes.nl/2021/08/21/province-g...
21 August 2021
Cyberattack on US State Department reported
https://twitter.com/JacquiHeinrich/statu...
August 2021
Data breach at Swiss digital platform for businesses

The EasyGov platform allows companies to complete government processes electronically. In August, about 130,000 names of companies that had applied for Covid 19 credit were tapped.

SECO State Secretariat for Economy / EasyGov, Bern, Switzerland
23 August 2021
Cyber attack on a Thai airline

Bangkok Airways reports that there has been an unauthorized access to its IT systems.

https://www.bangkokair.com/press-release...
22 August 2021
Educational institution in the Netherlands victim of a cyberattack

Affected is the educational institution ROC Mondriaan

https://www.rocmondriaan.nl/nieuws/2021-...
23 August 2021
Peterborough, New Hampshire defrauded of $2.3 million by cybercriminals

The small town of Peterborough in the northeast of the USA has about 6300 inhabitants. In July and August, it was defrauded of a total of $2.3 million. According to reports, mails with false identities were used to divert upcoming payments to the school district and two contractors to other accounts.

https://www.peterboroughnh.gov/news_deta...
24 August 2021
Hacker attack on Italian telecommunications provider

Telecommunications company TIM informs customers that their accounts may have been compromised by unknown parties.

25 August 2021
Cyber attack on the Boston Public Library
https://www.bpl.org/news/statement-techn...
25 August 2021
DDoS attack on Swiss committee for same-sex marriage

The attack comes ahead of a referendum scheduled for Sept. 26, 2021.

https://www.ehefueralle.ch/aktuelles/boe...
25 August 2021
Hackers try to divert funds from a San Antonio school district

North East Independent School District (NEISD)

August 2021
Surveillance cameras hacked in Iranian prison
https://www.bluewin.ch/de/digital/geleak...
August 2021
A major Russian bank reports a cyber attack

Russia's Sberbank reports that it has successfully repelled a large-scale cyberattack - but without providing details.

26 August 2021
Second ransomware attack on Swiss textile machinery manufacturer within a month

Saurer AG was already the victim of a ransomware attack on August 1. Another attack was launched on August 26.

27 August 2021
Attack with ransomware on a hospital in California
Barlow Respiratory Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA
https://www.barlowhospital.org/important...
27 August 2021
Ransomware attack on Danish utility company

Kalundborg Forsyning is a utility company headquartered in Kalundborg, Denmark. It was hit by ransomware at the end of August.

https://kalfor.dk/kalundborg-forsyning-r...
28 August 2021
Hacker group auctions off 1 GB of data from sporting goods manufacturer
https://www.cybersecurity360.it/nuove-mi...
29 August 2021
Cyber attack on telecommunications service provider in Singapore

At MyRepublic, almost 80,000 customer records were stolen in the process.

29 August 2021
Decentralized finance market looted of $4.5 million

Affected is xToken with xSNX.

https://medium.com/xtoken/xsnx-post-mort...
30 August 2021
Cyber attack on a local government area of Melbourne, Australia

Affected is the City of Stonnington, IT systems were shut down.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inne...
August 2021
DDoS attack on the website of a German election authority
Bundeswahlleiter, Wiesbaden, Germany
https://www.businessinsider.de/politik/d...
30 August 2021
English voice over IP provider victim of DDoS attack

Affected is Voipfone, which is based in London.

August 2021
Hacker attack on a Leipzig city company, Germany
https://www.lvz.de/Leipzig/Polizeiticker...
August 2021
Hacker attack on pharmacy in France, 2700 health passes issued
August 2021
Hackers grab bank data from customers of a Swiss shipping company

The attack took place via a pop-up on the ticket booking system's website of the CGN SA (Compagnie générale de navigation sur le Lac Léman).

https://www.computerworld.ch/security/ha...
30 August 2021
Ransomware at a bank in the USA

The attackers had access to certain customer data.

Pacific City Bank, Los Angeles, California, USA
https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/Sample%2...
31 August 2021
Aggressive DDos attack on English VoIP provider

That company Voip became a victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to extort money.

31 August 2021
Approximately $36 million stolen from cryptocurrency platform

The platform affected is C.R.E.A.M Finance.

https://medium.com/cream-finance/c-r-e-a...
August 2021
Cyber attack on German shoe manufacturer
https://www.schuhkurier.de/2021/hackeran...
1 September 2021
Hacker attack on the University of Colorado Boulder

The attack on vulnerability in an Atlassian software leaked personal data of 30,000 former employees and students.

Boulder, Colorado, USA
https://www.colorado.edu/today/2021/10/2...
02 September 2021
34 companies in Upper Austria affected by cyberattack
https://kurier.at/wirtschaft/cyberangrif...
02 September 2021
Cyber attack on a bank in Curaçao
Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), Willemstad, Curaçao
https://www.centralbank.cw/publications/...
03 September 2021
Cyberattack on transit company in Quebec, Canada
Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO), Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
https://www.ledroit.com/actualites/cyber...
03. September 2021
Defense against a DDoS attack caused a major Internet outage in New Zealand

During the defense against a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, the Internet suffered a widespread outage for 30 minutes.

03 September 2021
Ransomware at a private university in Washington, D.C.

Affected is the Howard University.

https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/art...
03 September 2021
Suspected ransomware at medical school in India

Affected is the das Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/pud...
05 September 2021
Cyber attack on a Swiss bicycle service provider

Approximately 30,000 access data were stolen from Suisse Velo / Suisse Alpine Service AG.

06 September 2021
Cyber attack on the city hall of Yonkers, New York
Yonkers, New York, USA
September 2021
Ransomware at the South African Space Agency SANSA
06 September 2021
South African Department of Justice hit by ransomware
https://twitter.com/DOJCD_ZA/status/1435...
07 September 2021
Cyber attack on French liquor manufacturer

Affected is the Bardinet S. A.

07 September 2021
Germany accuses Russia of cyberattacks on the Bundestag parliament
08 September 2021
DDoS attack on Russian internet company

Major Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Yandex.

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/russian-...
08 September 2021
Ransomware at a social service in Bavaria, Germany
Sozialdienst Olching e.V., Olching, Bavaria, Germany
https://sozialdienst-olching.de/cyberang...
08. September 2021
Ransomware attack at EMEA branch of Japanese technology provider

Affected is Olympus Europe with headquarters in Hamburg

https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/12/techno...
08 September 2021
Various websites in New Zealand temporarily unavailable due to DDoS attack

Affected are banks and the national postal service.

September 2021
Belgian health insurance affected by hacker attack

Onafhankelijk Ziekenfonds (OZ)

09 September 2021
Ransomware at a media company in the Netherlands

The company paid 8,500 Euros.

RTL Nederland, Hilversum, Netherlands
September 2021
Ransomware at a Missouri health center.
Missouri Delta Medical Center, Sikeston, Missouri, USA
https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hi...
09 September 2021
Website of the Brazilian health agency ANVISA hacked

The website of the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária was hacked, demonstrating Argentine flags, presumably motivated by the controverse intervention in the Brazil-Argentina soccer match.

10 September 2021
Cyber attack on Mount Vernon city government
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
http://yonkerstimes.com/city-of-mount-ve...
September 2021
Fraudulent cyber attack on the Wesel district administration, Germany
District administration, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.nrz.de/region/niederrhein/cy...
10 September 2021
Hacker attack on housing institute in Messina, Italy

Affected is the IACP MESSINA - Istituto Autonomo Case Popolari

https://messina.gazzettadelsud.it/artico...
11 September 2021
Data breach at Missouri teachers' pension fund
Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems (PSRS/PEERS), Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/missouri-tea...
12 September 2021
Cyber attack on US technology provider
TTEC Holdings, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, USA
https://www.ttec.com/newsroom/press-rele...
12 September 2021
Hacker attack on retirement and nursing home in Switzerland
Maison Vessy, Vessy, Switzerland
https://www.computerworld.ch/security/ha...
September 2021
Data breach at U.S. Internet company
Epik Holdings Inc., Bellevue, Washington, USA
https://arstechnica.com/information-tech...
September 2021
Hacked website of Israeli credit card provider used for phishing via Facebook
14 September 2021
Ransomware at a hospital in Rome, Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Addolorata, Rome, Italy
15 September 2021
Hacker attack on a Danish military website
Hjemmeværnet, Denmark
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hjemmeva...
End of Q3 2021
Ransomware attack at pump manufacturer in Scotland
Weir Group PLC, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
https://www.global.weir/newsroom/news-ar...
16 September 2021
DDoS attack on Canadian voice over IP provider

The attackers demand a ransom.

VoIP.ms, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/ca...
September 2021
Ransomware attack on nursing home in the Netherlands
Zorggroep Charim, Veenendaal, Netherlands
17 September 2021
Ransomware attack on the administration of Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Pottawatomie County, Westmoreland, Kansas, USA
17 September 2021
Ransomware attack on the government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Public Department, Fort St. George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Indien
18 September 2021
Ransomware at a Contact Center

Among other things, this disrupted the telephone system of the Madrid water supply.

GSS Grupo Covisian
September 2021
Cyber attack on manufacturer of drainage technology in Bavaria, Germany
Kessel AG, Lenting, Bavaria, Germany
https://www.donaukurier.de/nachrichten/w...
September 2021
Cyberattack on advertising service provider for radio stations in the USA
Marketron Broadcast Solutions, Hailey, Idaho, USA
https://www.wcax.com/2021/09/21/vermont-...
19 September 2021
Ransomware attack on a Minnesota agriculture company
Crystal Valley, Mankato, Minnesota, USA
https://crystalvalley.coop/about-us/news...
September 2021
Ransomware at a large agricultural company in Iowa
NEW Cooperative Inc., Iowa, USA
20 September 2021
Cryptocurrency platform loses $35 million due to hacker attack
Vee Finance
https://veefi.medium.com/the-main-cause-...
20 September 2021
Cyberattack on hospital operator in Germany
SRH Holding, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://bnn.de/nachrichten/baden-wuertte...
20. September 2021
Data breach at French shipping company
CMA CGM S.A., Marseille, France
https://www.cma-cgm.com/news/3941/data-s...
20 September 2021
Hacker attack on real estate company in California
Marcus & Millichap, Inc, Calabasas, California, USA
https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edg...
21 September 2021
Ransomware at a healthcare provider in New Hampshire.
Coos County Family Health Services, Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
http://coosfamilyhealth.org/
22 September 2021
Cyber attack on HR software and service provider in the UK
giant group plc, London, United Kingdom
https://www.contractoruk.com/news/001521...
22 September 2021
Malware at German election authority
Bundeswahlleiter, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
September 2021
Ransomware attack on healthcare provider in California
United Health Centers of San Joaquin Valley, Fresno, California, USA
23 September 2021
Cyber attack on school district in Texas
Allen Independent School District (Allen ISD), Allen, Texas, USA
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/allen-...
25 September 2021
Cyberattack on casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tesuque Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/l...
25 September 2021
Ransomware at a service provider in Italy

Gruppo Maggioli is based in Santarcangelo di Romagna and provides services and software in Italy and other countries.

Gruppo Maggioli, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
September 2021
DDoS attack an US telecommunications provider
Bandwidth Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
27 September 2021
Cyber attack on school district in Connecticut
Stonington Public Schools, Pawcatuck, Stonington, Connecticut, USA
28 September 2021
Phone outage after cyberattack at a North Carolina school district
Wake County Public School System, Cary, North Carolina, USA
https://www.wral.com/cyber-attack-resolv...
28 September 2021
Ransomware at school district in Texas
Lufkin Independent School District (ISD), Lufkin, Texas, USA
https://www.kltv.com/2021/09/28/lufkin-i...
28 September 2021
Ransomware at the Wismar public utility company
Stadtwerke, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
https://www.stadtwerke-wismar.de/de/Unte...
29. September 2021
Canton, North Carolina police phone system outage after cyberattack
Canton, North Carolina, USA
https://wlos.com/news/local/cyber-attack...
29 September 2021
Cyber attack on a hospital in Indiana, USA
Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana, USA
https://www.schneckmed.org/connect/news/...
30 September 2021
Cyber attack on Dessau city hospital
Städtisches Klinikum Dessau, Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
https://www.klinikum-dessau.de/ueber-uns...
30 September 2021
Cyber attack on the university of Galway, Ireland
National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0930/124991...
Email of a mayor in England hacked, used to ask others for money

The Workington mayor's private email account was hacked, used to solicit money from other members of the city council.

Workington, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19617...
30 September 2021
Ransomware at an institute of the University of Leipzig, Germany
Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie (IMISE), Leipzig, Saxonia, Germany
30 September 2021
Ransomware attack on a media company in Pennsylvania
LNP Media Group Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
https://news.yahoo.com/more-learned-lnp-...
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)
https://www.sdbb.ch/ueber-uns/news/detai...
2021
The University of Mpumalanga in South Africa averts a cyber scam

As a result of the successful defense, the university lost only 3000 Rand (200 US Dollars) instead of potentially 100 million Rand (6.7 millon US Dollars)

University of Mpumalanga (UMP), Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
https://www.itweb.co.za/content/Kjlyrvw1...
2 October 2021
Cyber attack on a hospital in Franklin, Indiana
Johnson Memorial Health, Franklin, Indiana, USA
https://www.johnsonmemorial.org/
2 October 2021
Hacker attack on Brazilian tourism company
CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A., Santo André, Brazil
https://www.correiobraziliense.com.br/br...
02 October 2021
Ransomware attack on a university in Maryland, USA
Washington Adventist University (WAU), Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
https://www.wau.edu/wau-ransomware-attac...
3 October 2021
Cyber attack on a school district in California
Lodi School District, Lodi, California, USA
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/10/...
3 October 2021
Cyber attack on seconday school in Québec
Institut Secondaire Keranna, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
https://www.lenouvelliste.ca/actualites/...
03. October 2021
Ransomware attack on media- and internet company in Nebraska
Sandhills Global, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news...
4 October 2021
Cyber attack on Spanish hotel chain
Meliá, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
https://www.mallorcamagazin.com/nachrich...
4 October 2021
Hacker attack on the Singapore employment agency

40,000 data records were leaked and offered in the Darknet.

Singapore
5 October 2021
Ransomware at a Hong Kong marketing company
Fimmick, Hong Kong, China
6 October 2021
Cyber attack on stairlift manufacturer in the UK
Acorn Mobility Services Ltd. / Acorn Stairlifts, Steeton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
https://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/1966...
7 October 2021
Cyber attack on hospital chain in Australia
Macquarie Health Corporation (MHC), Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
https://machealth.com.au/2021/10/macquar...
7 October 2021
Hacker attack on a industrial company in the Netherlands
VDL Groep bv, Eindhoven, Netherlands
https://nltimes.nl/2021/10/07/vdl-manufa...
9 October 2021
Cyber attack on a hospital in Belgium
Clinical Saint-Luc, Namur / Bouge, Belgium
9 October 2021
Cyber attack on Belgian construction group
BESIX Group SA, Brussels, Belgium
https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/bouw/bouw...
9 October 2021
Ransomware at major candy manufacturer in the U.S.
Ferrara Candy, Chicago, Illinois, USA
https://www.zdnet.com/article/illinois-c...
10 October 2021
Hacker attack on the municipality of Montreux, Switzerland
09/10 October 2021
Ransomware at a theater in Winterthur, Switzerland

Affected is the communication via e-mail and a planning tool.

Casinotheater Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
https://www.facebook.com/casinotheater/
11 October 2021
Cyberattack on the largest private bank in Ecuador

In a statement, the bank writes that the affected systems have been isolated and that the branch network and ATMs for cash withdrawals and debit and credit card payments are operational.

Banco Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
https://informacion.pichincha.com/
12 October 2021
Cyberattack on Americas IT of a technology company
Olympus Corporation, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
13 Oktober 2021
Cyber attack on the Sunderland University?
Sunderland University, Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne...
13 October 2021
Ransomware at hospital in Israel
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center (המרכז הרפואי הלל יפה), Hadera, Israel
https://hy.health.gov.il/eng/?CategoryID...
14 October 2021
Cyber attack on major insurance company in Brazil
Porto Seguro S.A., São Paulo, Brazil
https://www.zdnet.com/article/brazilian-...
October 2021
Data breach at the Indian subsidiary of a computer manufacturer from Taiwan
Acer Group, India
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
14 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...
15 October 2021
Ransomware at municipal IT service provider in Germany

This caused outages in several municipal administrations and businesses in the area.

Kommunalservice Mecklenburg AöR (KMS), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
15 October 2021
Ransomware at the city administration of Schwerin, Germany

The city's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.

City administration, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
15 October 2021
Municipal administration of Neustadt-Glewe, Germany, affected by hacker attack

The administration's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.

Administration, Neustadt-Glewe, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.neustadt-glewe.de/Kurzmen%C3...
15 October 2021
Ludwigslust-Parchim county, Germany, affected by malware

The administration's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.

Ludwigslust-Parchim county administration, Parchim, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.kreis-lup.de/Kurzmen%C3%BC/S...
16 October 2021
Ransomware at a US media company

The company operates numerous local TV stations.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA
17 October 2021
Cyber attack on a large private school near Nantes, France
Lycée de la Joliverie, Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, Département Loire-Atlantique, France
17 October 2021
DDoS attack on the websites of the canton and city of St. Gallen, Switzerland
https://www.toponline.ch/news/stgallen/d...
17 October 2021
Hacker attack on the city of Witten, Germany
City administration, Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.witten.de/willkommen-in-witt...
18 October 2021
Cyber attack on IT service provider of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state administration

This caused IT outages in several city administrations.

DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.zeit.de/news/2021-10/18/schw...
18 October 2021
Cyber attack on Italian copyright collecting agency

60 GBytes of data were stolen, including personal data and bank account information. In some cases, affected artists were contacted directly by the criminals in order to blackmail them with the publication of the data.

Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, Roma, Italy
18 October 2021
Cyberattack on the Brazilian subsidiary of an international service company
Atento, Brazil
19 October 2021
A database with 50 million records of Moscow vehicle owners is offered on the Darknet
Moscow, Russia
https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/5041801
20 October 2021
Cyber incident at hospital in Kemptville, Ontario
Kemptville District Hospital, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
https://www.kdh.on.ca/news-releases/kdh-...
20 October 2021
Malware at Swiss trade fair and event agency
MCH Group AG, Basel, Switzerland
https://www.mch-group.com/en/news/2021/c...
21 October 2021
Cyber attack on a hospital in Bordeaux, France
Groupe Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine (GBNA), Polyclinique Bordeaux-Nord, Bordeaux, Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
21 October 2021
Malware at a state authority in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Landesamt für innere Verwaltung (LAiV), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.zeit.de/news/2021-10/21/scha...
23 October 2021
Ransomware at dairy company in Wisconsin
Schreiber Foods Inc., Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
https://eu.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2021...
23 October 2021
Website and app of a major UK grocery store chain down after cyberattack
Tesco plc, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-590274...
24 October 2021
Cyber attack on the municipality of Saint-Affrique in the south of France
Saint-Affrique, Département Aveyron, France
24 October 2021
Ransomware at school district in Wisconsin, USA
School District of Janesville, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
https://www.nbc15.com/2021/10/25/janesvi...
25 October 2021
Cyber attack on automotive supplier in Germany
Eberspächer, Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
25 October 2021
Possible DDoS attack on South Korean telecom provider
KT corp. / Korea Telecom, Seongnam, South Korea
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacif...
26 October 2021
Cyberattack on payment system for gas stations in Iran
Iran
https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/Cyberangrif...

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