November 15, 2022

Cyber incidents on car makers, car dealers, rental companies, suppliers and others

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the automotive industry 1st half 2022
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Hacker attacks statistics

By month

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the automotive industry 1st half 2022 by month
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By country

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the automotive industry 1st half 2022 by country
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Notes

  • 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 Research).

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.
https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/cyberkri...
Flag NetherlandsJanuary 29, 2022
Ransomware at specialty vehicle manufacturer in the Netherlands
Broshuis BV - Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands
https://www.broshuis.com/news/ransomware...
Flag GermanyMarch 10, 2022
Unauthorized access at the German subsidiary of an automotive supplier
DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH - Eching, Bavaria, Germany
https://www.denso.com/global/en/news/new...
Flag NorwayMarch 17, 2022
Cyber attack on a chain of car dealerships in Norway
Mobile AS - Billingstad, Norway
https://mobile.no/nyhetsarkiv/mobile-uts...
Flag USAApril 29, 2022
Unauthorized access to customer data of an car manufacturer in the USA
General Motors - Detroit, Michigan, USA
https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/2022-05-...

Overviews

How many companies and organizations were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 16 successful cyberattacks on automotive companies and organizations for the period.

Which companies were affected by a cyber attack?

DateCompanyCityCountry
January 11, 2022LocalizaBelo HorizonteBrazil
January 2022Emil Frey GruppeZurich ZHSwitzerland
January 29, 2022Broshuis BVKampenNetherlands
February 27, 2022Kojima IndustriesJapan
February 27, 2022Bridgestone AmericasNashville TNUSA
February 28, 2022Россети (Rosseti)Russia
March 10, 2022DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbHEchingGermany
March 17, 2022Mobile ASBillingstadNorway
April 1, 2022Elephant InsuranceRichmondUSA
April 16, 2022AutoExpresoPuerto Rico
April 29, 2022Sixt SEPullachGermany
April 29, 2022General MotorsDetroit MIUSA
May 2022FerrariMaranelloItaly
May 11, 2022Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI)RomaItaly
May 17, 2022Ředitelství silnic a dálnic České republiky (ŘSD ČR)PrahaCzech Republic
June 14, 2022NICHIRIN-FLEX U.S.A., INC.El Paso TXUSA

When did cyber attacks take place?

For the first 6 months 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations of the automotive industry: January (3)  •  February (3)  •  March (2)  •  April (4)  •  May (3)  •  June (1)

About KonBriefing Research

KonBriefing Research is an independent researcher and analyst in the field of IT security, information security, risk management and compliance. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Germany.

About the author

Bert Kondruss
Author:
Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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