September 10, 2022

Overview of cyber incidents

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

By month

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

Major cyber attacks UK 1st half 2022 statistic 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.
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History: Cyber attack examples UK

Flag UKJanuary 14, 2022
Cyber attack on a payroll and accountancy company in the UK
Brookson Group - Warrington, England, United Kingdom
Warrington is a town in the northwest of England. It is located on the River Mersey between Manchester and Liverpool.
Flag UKJanuary 28, 2022
Ransomware at a snack producer in the UK
KP Snacks - Slough, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Flag UKApril 12, 2022
DDoS attack on a crypto currency platform - London, United Kingdom
The attack came shortly after the platform announced that it would no longer serve customers from Russia.
Flag UKJune 21, 2022
Cyber attack on a logistics company in the UK
Yodel Delivery Network Ltd. - Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England, United Kingdom
Flag UKJune 26, 2022
Food company in the UK affected by cyber attack
Wiltshire Farm Foods / apetito Ltd. - Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


IndustryMay contain
Consumer Goods
EducationSchools, secondary schools, high schools, vocational training, vocational schools, community colleges
FinanceBanks, crypto platforms, insurance companies, insurance brokers
GovernmentNational and state government, government authorities
LegalLawyers, law firms, courts, judicial authorities
MilitaryArmy, Air Force, Navy
Public sectorAuthorities, government offices, city halls, municipal administrations, local and regional governments, school boards
Real estate
Service provider
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
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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