November 02, 2022

Cyber incident overview worldwide

Statistics: Cyber attacks on schools and educational institutions 1st half 2022
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Cyber attacks statistics

By month

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on schools 1st half 2022 by month
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By country

Cyber attacks on educational institutions 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.com).

Details, examples and sources

Flag USAJanuary 8, 2022
Cyber incident at a school platform in the USA
Illuminate Education / IO Classroom - Irvine, California, USA (Orange County)
Among those affected were 820,000 current and former New York City public schools students.
Flag USAJanuary 2022
Cyber attack on a school district in Illinois
Griggsville-Perry School District - Griggsville, Illinois, USA
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.ph...
Flag Germany10 January 2022
Cyber attack on school in Germany
Evangelische Schule St. Marien - Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
https://www.nordkurier.de/neubrandenburg...
Flag USAFebruary 2022
Ransomware at a community college in the state of Washington
Centralia College - Centralia, Washington, USA (Lewis County)
https://www.chronline.com/stories/centra...
Flag USAFebruary 2022
Ransomware at a Community College in Arkansas
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) - Helena–West Helena, Arkansas, USA
https://www.facebook.com/21979035756/pho...
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
https://www.24heures.ch/un-reseau-daccue...
Flag AustriaApril 2022
Ransomware at a vocational school in Austria
Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt St. Pölten (HTL) - St. Pölten, Lower Austria, Austria
https://www.heute.at/s/black-cat-attacki...
Flag USAApril 30, 2022
Ransomware at a community college in Michigan
Kellogg Community College (KCC) - Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
https://twitter.com/Kellogg_CC/status/15...
Flag USAMay 18, 2022
Cyberattack on a school district in Ohio
Washington Local Schools - Toledo, Ohio, USA (Lucas County)
https://twitter.com/WLS4Kids/status/1527...

Overviews

How many institutions were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 34 successful cyberattacks on educational worldwide for H1 2022.

Which organizations were affected by a cyber attack? Education, schools

DateCompanyCityCountry
January 8, 2022Illuminate Education / IO ClassroomIrvine CAUSA
January 2022Griggsville-Perry School DistrictGriggsville ILUSA
10 January 2022Evangelische Schule St. MarienNeubrandenburgGermany
January 11, 2022Neenah Joint School DistrictNeenah WIUSA
January 12, 2022Milton Keynes College GroupMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
January 13, 2022Albuquerque Public SchoolsAlbuquerque NMUSA
January 20, 2022Ohlone CollegeFremont CAUSA
January 23, 2022Pennsbury School DistrictFallsington PAUSA
February 2, 2022Bermuda CollegePaget ParishBermuda
February 2022Hays USD 489Hays KSUSA
February 2022Centralia CollegeCentralia WAUSA
February 2022Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)Helena–West Helena ARUSA
February 2022GEMS EducationDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
February 24, 2022Espace numérique de travail (ENT)ParisFrance
February 25, 2022Association pour l'entraide familiale et l'accueil de jour des enfants du Gros-de-Vaud et environs (EFAJE)Echallens VDSwitzerland
March 2022BBS Goslar-BaßgeigeGoslarGermany
March 18, 2022Berufsbildende Schulen Technik Cloppenburg (BBS Technik)CloppenburgGermany
March 30, 2022Réseau pédagogique neuchâtelois (RPN)Neuchâtel NESwitzerland
April 2022Ozarks Technical Community CollegeSpringfield MOUSA
April 2022Topeka Public Schools, Unified School District No. 501Topeka KSUSA
April 2022Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt St. Pölten (HTL)St. PöltenAustria
April 2022Carmel CollegeSt HelensUnited Kingdom
April 30, 2022Kellogg Community College (KCC)Battle Creek MIUSA
May 11, 2022Collège MontmorencyLaval QCCanada
May 2022Willows CAUSA
May 2022Fort Sumner Municipal SchoolsFort Sumner NMUSA
May 16, 2022Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeKalamazoo MIUSA
May 18, 2022Washington Local SchoolsToledo OHUSA
May 22, 2022Regina Public School Division (RPSD)Regina SKCanada
May 2022The De Montfort SchoolEveshamUnited Kingdom
May 2022Kantonsschule HottingenZurich ZHSwitzerland
June 2, 2022Tenafly Public Schools (TPS)Tenafly NJUSA
June 4, 2022China
June 7, 2022Floyd County SchoolsRomeUSA

When did cyber attacks take place?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on education organizations: January (8)  •  February (7)  •  March (3)  •  April (5)  •  May (8)  •  June (3)

Which countries were affected by cyberattacks?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on schools of the following countries: USA (18)  •  UK (3)  •  Switzerland (3)  •  Germany (3)  •  Canada (2)  •  United Arab Emirates (1)  •  France (1)  •  Europe (1)  •  China (1)  •  Bermuda (1)  •  Austria (1)

Industries

IndustryMay contain
EducationSchools, secondary schools, high schools, vocational training, vocational schools, community colleges
Public sectorAuthorities, government offices, city halls, municipal administrations, local and regional governments, school boards

About KonBriefing Research

KonBriefing.com 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
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Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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