March 21, 2023
We list known cyberattacks on telecommunications companies, mobile phone providers, internet providers and telephone companies

Cyber incident overview

Cyber attacks on telecommunications provider in 2022
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Which companies were affected by a cyber attack?

1January 14, 2022North KoreaInternetDDoS attack
2January 21, 2022AndorraTelecommunicationDDoS attackAndorra Telecom
3January 24, 2022BelgiumNetwork operatorDDoS attackBelnet
4January 26, 2022North KoreaInternetDDoS attack
5February 7, 2022PortugalLisbonMobile phone providerVodafone Portugal
6February 9, 2022CroatiaZagrebMobile phone providerA1 Hrvatska
7February 2022 ?USALexington MAMATelecommunicationsMassachusetts,iBasis
8February 24, 2022UkraineKyivInternet providerТріолан (Triolan)
9February 24, 2022USACarlsbad CACASatellite networkCalifornia,Viasat / KA-SAT
10March 9, 2022UkraineKyivInternet providerТріолан (Triolan)
11March 2022Marshall IslandsMajuroTelecomMarshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority
12March 2022USABellevue WAWAMobile phoneWashington, King County,T-Mobile US
13March 28, 2022UkraineKyivTelecommunications providerУкртелеком (Ukrtelecom)
14April 2022USAUnderwater cableHawaii
15April 9, 2022CameroonTelecommunicationWebsite defacementOrange Pulse
16April 10, 2022AndorraTelecommunicationAndorra Telecom
17May 16, 2022LatviaRigaEmail serviceBaltic Sea,
18May 17, 2022GermanyBerlinBEEmail providerDDoS attackPosteo
19June 26, 2022Czech RepublicPrahaTelecommunicationsT-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
20June 26, 2022SlovakiaBratislavaTelecommunicationsTelekom SK
21July 4, 2022FranceMobile phoneLa Poste Mobile
22July 7, 2022GermanyHammNWInternetDDoS attackNorth Rhine-Westphalia,HeLi NET Telekommunikation GmbH & Co. KG
23August 9, 2022FranceParisTelecomunicationsAltice
24August 2022CanadaTelecommunicationsBell Technical Solutions
25September 2, 2022USABardstown KYKYTelecommunicationKentucky, Nelson County,Bardstown Connect
26September 2022ItalyMilanoMobile phoneItalia,FourB S.p.A.
27September 2022AustraliaMacquarie Park NSWNSWTelecommunicationNew South Wales,Optus
28September 2022USATucson AZAZCable networkArizona, Pima County,Cox Communications
29September 2022FranceRennesTelecommunicationsBretagne, Département Ille-et-Vilaine,Comminter
30September 28, 2022RussiaSatellite systemGonets
31October 2022AustraliaMelbourne VICVICTelecommunicationsVictoria,Telstra
32October 25, 2022USAPerham MNMNInternetMinnesota, Otter Tail County,Arvig
33October 2022SpainMadridTelecommunicationsTelefónica
34October 28, 2022UgandaKampalaMobile phoneAirtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL)
35November 17, 2022GermanyLauf an der PegnitzBYTelecommunicationsDDoS attackBavaria, Landkreis Nürnberger Land,Bisping & Bisping
36November 29, 2022ArgentinaBenavidezTelecommunications providerArsat
37December 5, 2022NetherlandsSchiedamMobile phone providerZuid-Holland,DELTA Mobiel, Caiway Mobiel
38December 13, 2022AustraliaSydney NSWNSWTelecommunications providerNew South Wales,TPG Telecom / iiNet / Westnet

Cyber attacks statistics

By month

Cyber attacks on telecommunications provider in 2022 by month
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By country

Cyber attacks on telecommunications provider in 2022 by country
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Number by country

Cyber attacks on telecommunications provider in 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.
  • 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

Flag AndorraJanuary 21, 2022
DDoS attack on telecommunications in Andorra
Andorra Telecom - Andorra
Flag PortugalFebruary 7, 2022
Cyber attack on a mobile phone provider in Portugal
Vodafone Portugal - Lisbon, Portugal
There were major outages in the mobile and fixed network
Flag CroatiaFebruary 9, 2022
Cyber attack on a mobile phone provider in Croatia
A1 Hrvatska - Zagreb, Croatia
Flag USAFebruary 24, 2022
Cyberattack on a satellite network
Viasat / KA-SAT - Carlsbad, California, USA
Possibly due to a cyber attack, the KA-SAT satellite network has failed, which is also used to remotely control wind turbines. This has affected numerous wind farms in Germany and elsewhere.
Flag AndorraApril 10, 2022
DDoS attack on a telecommunications company in Andorra
Andorra Telecom - Andorra
Flag USASeptember 2, 2022
Ransomware attack on a municipal cable operator in Kentucky
Bardstown Connect - Bardstown, Kentucky, USA (Nelson County)
Flag FranceSeptember 2022
Cyber attack on a communications service provider in France
Comminter - Rennes, Bretagne, France
Flag AustraliaOctober 2022
Another Australian telecommunications provider affected by data theft
Telstra - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Affected are approximately 30,000 employee records from a former employee rewards program that was operated by a third-party vendor.
Flag USAOctober 25, 2022
Ransomware attack on an Internet service provider in Minnesota
Arvig - Perham, Minnesota, USA (Otter Tail County)
The attack had been repelled, but Internet services were down for >3 hours.
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag UgandaOctober 28, 2022
Approx. $2.1 million stolen from mobile phone operator in Uganda
Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL) - Kampala, Uganda
Flag NetherlandsDecember 5, 2022
Data breach at a mobile phone provider in the Netherlands
DELTA Mobiel, Caiway Mobiel - Schiedam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
The affected organization informed the public about the incident.


How many companies and organizations were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 38 successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations for the period.

When did cyber attacks take place?

For the year 2022, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations: January (4)  •  February (5)  •  March (4)  •  April (3)  •  May (2)  •  June (2)  •  July (2)  •  August (2)  •  September (6)  •  October (4)  •  November (2)  •  December (2)

Which industries were affected by cyberattacks?

For 2022, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations of the following industries: Telecommunication (38) (Multiple assignments possible).

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
Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

Cyber attacks worldwide

Cyber attacks worldwide
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