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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Which schools were affected by a cyber attack?

January 8, 2022USAIrvine CASchool platform
January 2022USAGriggsville ILSchool district
10 January 2022GermanyNeubrandenburgSchool
January 11, 2022USANeenah WISchool district
January 12, 2022United KingdomMilton KeynesCollege
January 13, 2022USAAlbuquerque NMSchool district
January 20, 2022USAFremont CACommunity College
January 23, 2022USAFallsington PASchool district
February 2022USAHays KSSchool district
February 2022USACentralia WACommunity College
February 2022USAHelena–West Helena ARCommunity College
February 2022United Arab EmiratesDubaiSchools
February 24, 2022FranceParisLearning environment
February 25, 2022SwitzerlandEchallens VDKindergarten association
March 2022GermanyGoslarVocational school
March 18, 2022GermanyCloppenburgVocational school
March 30, 2022SwitzerlandNeuchâtel NELearning platform
April 2022USASpringfield MOCommunity College
April 2022USATopeka KSSchool district
April 2022AustriaSt. PöltenVocational school
April 30, 2022USABattle Creek MICommunity College
May 11, 2022CanadaLaval QCCollege
May 2022USAWillows CASchool district
May 2022USAFort Sumner NMSchool district
May 16, 2022USAKalamazoo MICommunity college
May 18, 2022USAToledo OHSchool district
May 22, 2022CanadaRegina SKSchool division
May 2022United KingdomEveshamSchool
May 2022SwitzerlandZurich ZHSchool
June 2, 2022USATenafly NJSchool district
June 4, 2022ChinaWebsite
June 7, 2022USARomeSchool district


  • 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:

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
Flag Germany10 January 2022
Cyber attack on school in Germany
Evangelische Schule St. Marien - Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Flag USAFebruary 2022
Ransomware at a community college in the state of Washington
Centralia College - Centralia, Washington, USA (Lewis County)
Flag USAFebruary 2022
Ransomware at a Community College in Arkansas
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) - Helena–West Helena, Arkansas, USA
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 AustriaApril 2022
Ransomware at a vocational school in Austria
Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt St. Pölten (HTL) - St. Pölten, Lower Austria, Austria
Flag USAApril 30, 2022
Ransomware at a community college in Michigan
Kellogg Community College (KCC) - Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Flag USAMay 18, 2022
Cyberattack on a school district in Ohio
Washington Local Schools - Toledo, Ohio, USA (Lucas County)

Further information

How many institutions were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 32 successful cyberattacks on educational worldwide for H1 2022.

When did cyber attacks take place?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on education organizations: January (8)  •  February (6)  •  March (3)  •  April (4)  •  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)  •  Switzerland (3)  •  Germany (3)  •  UK (2)  •  Canada (2)  •  United Arab Emirates (1)  •  France (1)  •  Europe (1)  •  China (1)  •  Austria (1)


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 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
Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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