May 13, 2022

Cyber incident overview

Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the public sector 1st quarter 2022
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Cyber attacks statistics

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Statistics: Major cyber attacks on the public sector 1st quarter 2022 statistic by month
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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.
  • 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 USAJanuary 2022
Cyber attack on a school district in Illinois
Griggsville-Perry School District - Griggsville, Illinois, USA
Flag USAJanuary 13, 2022
Ransomware at the city administration of Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
Pembroke Pines is located on the East Coast, northwest of Miami and southwest of Fort Lauderdale. The city has a population of approximately 170,000.
Flag SpainJanuary 17, 2022
Cyber attack on Getxo city council in Spain
Getxo, Basque Country, Spain
Getxo is a city of about 80,000 inhabitants in the Autonomous Region of the Basque Country in the north of Spain. The city is located immediately northwest of Bilbao on the Bay of Biscay.
Flag BrazilJanuary 20, 2022
Attack on websites of the Brazilian state of Bahia
Salvador, Bahai, Brazil
The state of Bahia is located in the northeast of Brazil. The capital is Salvado, Brazil's third largest city with just under 3 million inhabitants.
Flag IndiaJanuary 22, 2022
Twitter account of the Indian disaster response force hacked
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) - India
Flag USAFebruary 3, 2022
Ransomware at a town in Massachusetts
Quincy, Massachusetts, USA (Norfolk County)
The city of Quincy is located south of Boston in the state of Massachusetts in New England.
Flag BelgiumFebruary 2022
Cyber attack on operators of crematoria in Belgium
Pontes - Antwerp, Belgium
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 BrazilFebruary 20, 2022
Cyberattack on a labor court in Brazil
Tribunal Regional do Trabalho do Espírito Santo (TRT-ES) - Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Flag RussiaFebruary 26, 2022
Russian propaganda agency reports DDoS attacks on Russian space agency website
Роскосмос (Roscosmos) - Moscow, Russia - Roscosmos visé par une attaque DDOS massive expressly distances itself from Russian propaganda.
Flag Czech RepublicMarch 15, 2022
Cyberattack on the administration of a city district in Prague, Czech Republic
Městská část Praha 5 (MČ Praha 5) - Praha, Czech Republic
Flag CanadaMarch 19, 2022
Cyber attack on the city of Banff, Canada
Town of Banff - Banff, Alberta, Canada
The town of Banff is located in the province of Alberta, 140 km west of Calgary and has just under 8000 inhabitants.
Flag GermanyMarch 20, 2022
Cyber attack on the city administration of Dingolfing, Germany
Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany
Flag FranceMarch 23, 2022
Cyber attack on the city administration of Saumur, France
Ville de Saumur - Saumur, Pays de la Loire / Département Maine-et-Loire, France
Also affected is the agglomeration community of Saumur Val de Loire.
Flag BrazilMarch 30, 2022
Cyber attack on a court in Brazil
Tribunal Regional Federal da 3ª Região - São Paulo, Brazil
Flag ItalyMarch 31, 2022
Cyber attack on a city in Italy
Comune di Brescia - Brescia, Provincia di Brescia, Lombardy, Italy


How many institutions were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 66 successful cyberattacks on educational institutions worldwide for H1 2022.

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

January 5, 2022Bernalillo CountyAlbuquerque NMUSA
January 2022Griggsville-Perry School DistrictGriggsville ILUSA
January 10, 2022Yverdon-les-Bains VDSwitzerland
January 10, 2022Comune di Trezzano sul NaviglioTrezzano sul NaviglioItaly
January 10, 2022North Port FLUSA
January 11, 2022Neenah Joint School DistrictNeenah WIUSA
January 2022 ?Foreign, Commonwealth and Development OfficeLondonUnited Kingdom
January 13, 2022Ukraine
January 13, 2022Albuquerque Public SchoolsAlbuquerque NMUSA
January 13, 2022Pembroke Pines FLUSA
January 14, 2022Ukraine
January 16, 2022Cœur de Maurienne Arvan (3CMA)Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneFrance
January 17, 2022GetxoSpain
January 19, 2022Global Affairs CanadaOttawa ONCanada
January 20, 2022SalvadorBrazil
January 20, 2022Comune di RivoliRivoliItaly
January 21, 2022Saint-CloudFrance
January 22, 2022National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)India
January 24, 2022VerviersBelgium
January 24, 2022Linn CountyAlbany ORUSA
January 27, 2022New Bedford PoliceNew Bedford MAUSA
January 28, 2022Ministère de la JusticeParisFrance
February 1, 2022Monforte de LemosSpain
February 3, 2022Quincy MAUSA
February 2022PontesAntwerpBelgium
February 6, 2022Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA)BogotaColombia
February 2022USA
February 12, 2022Şişli BelediyesiIstanbulTurkey
February 15, 2022Sansad TVNew DelhiIndia
February 16, 2022HiroshimaJapan
18 February 2022Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (MNE)LisbonPortugal
February 20, 2022Tribunal Regional do Trabalho do Espírito Santo (TRT-ES)VitóriaBrazil
February 21, 2022Mozambique
February 23, 2022KyivUkraine
23 February 2022Ukraine
February 24, 2022Europe
24 February 2022Ukraine
24 February 2022Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD)Spokane WAUSA
February 2022Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE)Albany NYUSA
February 26, 2022Роскосмос (Roscosmos)MoscowRussia
March 4, 2022Communauté de Communes Rives de MoselleMaizières-lès-MetzFrance
March 6, 2022LIFA A/S, Borger.dkOdenseDenmark
March 6, 2022SensFrance
March 7, 2022SensFrance
March 7, 2022Ukraine
March 7, 2022East WindsorUSA
March 8, 2022BochumGermany
March 8, 2022AlcamoItaly
March 10, 2022SuhlGermany
March 11, 2022Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé de TirajanaSan Bartolomé de TirajanaSpain
March 13, 2022Villafranca di VeronaItaly
March 14, 2022Israel
March 15, 2022Městská část Praha 5 (MČ Praha 5)PrahaCzech Republic
18 March 2022National Research Council of Canada (NRC)Ottawa ONCanada
March 19, 2022Town of BanffBanff ABCanada
March 19, 2022Plainfield CTUSA
March 20, 2022DingolfingGermany
March 20, 2022Bexar County Appraisal DistrictSan Antonio TXUSA
22 March 2022Aix-les-BainsFrance
March 23, 2022Ville de SaumurSaumurFrance
March 2022France
March 25, 2022NuukGrönland
March 26, 2022Федеральное агентство воздушного транспорта / Росавиация (Rosaviatsia)MoscowRussia
March 30, 2022Tribunal Regional Federal da 3ª RegiãoSão PauloBrazil
March 31, 2022Elgin CountySt. Thomas ONCanada
March 31, 2022Comune di BresciaBresciaItaly

When did cyber attacks take place?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on education organizations: January (22)  •  February (18)  •  March (26)

Which countries were affected by cyberattacks?

For H1 2022, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on schools of the following countries: USA (15)  •  France (9)  •  Ukraine (6)  •  Italy (5)  •  Canada (4)  •  Brazil (3)  •  Spain (3)  •  Germany (3)  •  Belgium (2)  •  India (2)  •  Russia (2)  •  Japan (1)  •  Mozambique (1)  •  Portugal (1)  •  Greenland (1)  •  Switzerland (1)  •  Europe (1)  •  Denmark (1)  •  Czech Republic (1)  •  Colombia (1)  •  Turkey (1)  •  UK (1)  •  Israel (1)

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Bert Kondruss
Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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