September 19, 2022

Cyber incident overview

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the food industry 1st quarter 2022
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Cyber attacks statistics

By month

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the food industry 1st quarter 2022 by month
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Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the food industry 1st quarter 2022 by country
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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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Details, examples and sources

Flag UKJanuary 28, 2022
Ransomware at a snack producer in the UK
KP Snacks - Slough, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Flag ColombiaFebruary 6, 2022
Cyberattack on Colombian Agency for the Supervision of Medicines and Foodstuffs
Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA) - Bogota, Colombia
Flag USAMarch 1, 2022
Scraping of credit card data in the online store of a food supplier in the U.S.
Bob's Red Mill - Milwaukie, Oregon, USA
The tapping of the data began on February 23, 2022.
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 BelgiumApril 2022
Cyber attack on a Belgian supplier of coffee and coffee machines
Miko Coffee Services SA - Turnhout, Belgium
Flag UKJune 26, 2022
Food company in the UK affected by cyber attack
Wiltshire Farm Foods / apetito Ltd. - Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


How many companies were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 21 successful cyberattacks on food sector companies worldwide for H1 2022.

Which companies were affected by a cyber attack? Food industry

January 2022Domino's PizzaIstanbulTurkey
January 17, 2022Supermercados Llobet, S.A. (Grup Llobet)Fruitós de BagesSpain
January 28, 2022KP SnacksSloughUnited Kingdom
February 6, 2022Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA)BogotaColombia
February 9, 2022KracieTokyoJapan
March 1, 2022Bob's Red MillMilwaukieUSA
March 2022Lüchinger + Schmid AGKloten ZHSwitzerland
March 2022Germany
March 11, 2022Stollwerck GmbHSaalfeldGermany
March 17, 2022EuredenMellacFrance
March 2022HP Hood LLCLynnfieldUSA
March 22, 2022NestléVevey VDSwitzerland
April 2022Miko Coffee Services SATurnhoutBelgium
April 13, 2022EasyCoopCastenasoItaly
April 15, 2022Laiteries Réunies de Genève (LRG)Plan-les-Ouates GESwitzerland
April 26, 2022Coca-ColaUSA
April 28, 2022Massy Stores (Trinidad)Port of SpainTrinidad and Tobago
May 2, 2022Hôtel-restaurant l'Ecu de FranceMalesherbesFrance
May 2022Russia
June 26, 2022apetito AGRheineGermany
June 26, 2022Wiltshire Farm Foods / apetito Ltd.TrowbridgeUnited Kingdom

When did cyber attacks take place?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on food sector companies: January (3)  •  February (2)  •  March (7)  •  April (5)  •  May (2)  •  June (2)

Which countries were affected by cyberattacks?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on the food sector of the following countries: USA (3)  •  Switzerland (3)  •  Germany (3)  •  UK (2)  •  France (2)  •  Turkey (1)  •  Trinidad and Tobago (1)  •  Spain (1)  •  Russia (1)  •  Japan (1)  •  Italy (1)  •  Colombia (1)  •  Belgium (1)


IndustryMay contain
AgricultureFarming, Farms, Horticulture, Poultry farming, Dairies, Plant production, Slaughterhouses, Animal husbandry
Consumer Goods
Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Online retailer
Public sectorAuthorities, government offices, city halls, municipal administrations, local and regional governments, school boards
TravelTour operator, hotels, tourism

About 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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