17. September 2022

Cyber incident overview

Statistics: Major cyber attacks Switzerland 1st half 2022
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Hacker attacks statistics

By month

Statistics: Major cyber attacks Switzerland 1st half 2022 by month
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By industry

Statistics: Major cyber attacks Switzerland 1st half 2022 by industry
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  • The statistics are based on the known incidents listed here.
  • Since only some of the cases become known, the evaluations are not representative.
  • Industries where incidents are immediately visible due to public access (e.g. healthcare) are more represented than others.
  • An incident may be assigned to multiple countries or industries. Also, a country cannot always be assigned. So the totals shown on the charts may be different.
  • The graphics may be reused according to the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 / CC BY 4.0 (attribution: KonBriefing.com).

Details, examples and sources

Flag SwitzerlandJanuary 2022
Cyber attack on a car dealer in Switzerland
Emil Frey Gruppe - Zurich, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
The company is present in several countries and is considered the largest car dealer in Europe.
Flag SwitzerlandJanuary 2022
Cyberattack on data from the International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
The attack targeted servers of an external IT service provider. Data on 515,000 vulnerable individuals was stolen.
Flag SwitzerlandFebruary 25, 2022
Ransomware at a kindergarten association in Switzerland
Association pour l'entraide familiale et l'accueil de jour des enfants du Gros-de-Vaud et environs (EFAJE) - Echallens, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland
Flag SwitzerlandMarch 22, 2022
10 GB of data from an international food company published
Nestlé - Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
The attack was carried out in protest against the continuation of business in Russia. According to the company, however, this was only fictitious test data that the company itself had accidentally published.
Flag SwitzerlandApril 21, 2022
Cyber attack on a logistics company in Switzerland
M+R Spedag Group - Muttenz, Canton of Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland
Flag SwitzerlandApril 25, 2022
Cyber attack on a manufacturer of conveyor systems in Switzerland
Ferag AG - Hinwil, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland


IndustryMay contain
AgricultureFarming, Farms, Horticulture, Poultry farming, Dairies, Plant production, Slaughterhouses, Animal husbandry
AutomotiveCar manufacturers, suppliers
EducationSchools, secondary schools, high schools, vocational training, community colleges
HealthcareMedical practices, outpatient facilities, hospitals, health authorities
ITManaged Service Provider (MSP), Data Centers, Software Companies
Mechanical Engineering
Online retailer
Public sectorAuthorities, government offices, city halls, municipal administrations, local and regional governments
Real estate
Social welfare
TransportationMass transit, public transport, railroads, air transport, airlines, airports, shipping companies, ports, logistics, forwarding agencies
UniversitiesUniversities, colleges, universities of applied sciences, institutes

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Bert Kondruss
Bert Kondruss
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Founder and Managing Director of KonBriefing.com

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