November 10, 2022

Cyber incident overview

Cyber attacks on TV stations and media companies 1st half 2022: Statistics
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Cyber attacks statistics

By month

Statistics: Cyber attacks on media companies 1st half 2022 by month
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By country

Statistics: Cyber attacks on media companies 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 for cyber attacks

Flag NetherlandsJanuary 12, 2022
DDoS attack on a university magazine in the Netherlands
observant - Maastricht, Netherlands
https://www.observantonline.nl/Home/Arti...
Flag SloveniaFebruary 8, 2022
Cyber attack on a media company in Slovenia
Pro PLUS / Pop TV - Ljubljana, Slovenia
There were impairments in the television program
https://therecord.media/cyber-attack-dis...
Flag USAFebruary 2022
North Korean attacks on U.S. companies
USA
The attacks target media, IT companies, cryptocurrencies and fintechs. They exploit a vulnerability in Google Chrome that allows remote code execution.
https://blog.google/threat-analysis-grou...
Flag GermanyFebruary 25, 2022
Bot attacks on website of a media company in Germany
Funke Mediengruppe - Essen, Germany
The attacks concern coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
https://www.zeit.de/news/2022-02/25/funk...
Flag RussiaFebruary 26, 2022
Russian propaganda agency reports DDoS attacks on its websites
Россия Сегодня (Rossiya Segodnya, Russia Today) - Russia
https://fr.sputniknews.com/... - Roscosmos visé par une attaque DDOS massive

KonBriefing.com expressly distances itself from Russian propaganda.
Flag RussiaFebruary 27, 2022
Russian propaganda agency reports DDoS attacks on the German edition of its website
Россия Сегодня (Rossiya Segodnya, Russia Today) - Russia
sputniknews.com/... - Sputnik German SNA Website Under DDoS Attack

KonBriefing.com expressly distances itself from Russian propaganda.
Flag CanadaMarch 3, 2022
Cyber attack on a digital newspaper provider
PressReader - Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
https://about.pressreader.com/
Flag RussiaMarch 3, 2022
Russian propaganda medium reports continued DDoS attacks on its websites
Россия Сегодня (Rossiya Segodnya, Russia Today) - Russia
According to the report, the publication of articles is significantly more difficult.
https://snanews.de/20220303/... - DDoS-Attacke auf Sputnik-Webseiten weltweit

KonBriefing.com expressly distances itself from Russian propaganda.
Flag UkraineJune 5, 2022
Cyberattack on a Ukrainian online television station
oll.TV - Ukraine
The attack took place during the soccer World Cup qualification Ukraine - Wales.
https://www.ran.de/allgemein/news/ukrain...

Overviews

How many companies and organizations were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 47 successful cyberattacks on newspapers, publishers, radio stations, TV stations and other media companies and organizations for H1 2022.

Which companies were affected by a cyber attack?

DateCompanyCityCountry
January 2, 2022laSextaMadridSpain
January 2, 2022ImpresaPaço de ArcosPortugal
January 3, 2022MaarivTel AvivIsrael
January 3, 2022Jerusalem PostJerusalemIsrael
January 12, 2022observantMaastrichtNetherlands
January 24, 2022Ora News, Dosja, Syri, Faktor, Lapsi, SportExpressAlbaniaAlbania
January 27, 2022IranIran
January 2022News Corp.New YorkUSA
February 1, 2022Iran
February 4, 2022Česká televize (ČT)PrahaCzech Republic
February 8, 2022Pro PLUS / Pop TVLjubljanaSlovenia
February 9, 2022Trust in NewsPaço de ArcosPortugal
February 2022 ?MacGenerationLyonFrance
February 2022USA
February 11, 2022Česká televize (ČT)PrahaCzech Republic
February 15, 2022Sansad TVNew DelhiIndia
February 2022Groupe AmauryBoulogne-BillancourtFrance
February 25, 2022Funke MediengruppeEssenGermany
February 25, 2022RTMoscowRussia
February 26, 2022Россия Сегодня (Rossiya Segodnya, Russia Today)Russia
February 27, 2022Россия Сегодня (Rossiya Segodnya, Russia Today)Russia
February 28, 2022Russia
February 28, 2022Russia
March 3, 2022PressReaderRichmond BCCanada
March 3, 2022Россия Сегодня (Rossiya Segodnya, Russia Today)Russia
March 2022Philippines
March 22, 2022Slobodna DalmacijaSplitCroatia
April 2022Всероссийская государственная телевизионная и радиовещательная компания (ВГТРК) (VGTRK)MoscowRussia
April 9, 2022ekiosque.cmCameroon
April 14, 2022Malawi
April 19, 2022O Heraldo / Herald GoaIndia
April 20, 20229 каналIsrael
April 20, 2022KANIsrael
April 28, 2022ČT24PrahaCzech Republic
May 9, 2022RuTubeRussia
May 9, 2022Russia
May 13, 2022Nikkei Inc.Singapore
May 14, 2022Lusa – Agência de Notícias de PortugalLisbonPortugal
May 22, 2022Caracol TelevisiónBogotaColombia
May 2022ArtearBuenos AiresArgentina
May 31, 2022SDZ Druck und Medien GmbHAalenGermany
June 5, 2022oll.TVUkraine
June 6, 2022Saint PetersburgRussia
June 8, 2022Media TodayAustralia
June 8, 2022Kommersant FMRussia
June 9, 2022El Diario de La PampaSanta RosaArgentina
June 27, 2022Macmillan PublishersNew YorkUSA

When did cyber attacks take place?

For the first half of 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on media companies and organizations: January (8)  •  February (15)  •  March (4)  •  April (7)  •  May (7)  •  June (6)

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
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Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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