March 25, 2024
Overview of important cyberattacks in 2023 on institutions, companies and authorities in France.

Cyber incident overview

Cyberattacks France 1st quarter 2023
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Which companies were affected by a cyber attack?

 
#DateCityStateCompanyTypeStichworte
1January 2, 2023Saint-SeverAssociation of municipalitiesNouvelle-Aquitaine, Département Landes, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,County administration,Communauté de communes Chalosse Tursan
2January 3, 2023ParisAdministration portalÎle-de-France, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Government,Bercy Infos / Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances
3January 3, 2023Regional authorityMartinique, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique CTM
4January 5, 2023ParisNewspaperÎle-de-France, Newspaper,Charlie Hebdo
5January 6, 2023ParisFrequent flyer programÎle-de-France, Transportation,Aviation,Airline,Flying Blue (Air France, KLM)
6January 11, 2023DraguignanPrisonProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Département Var, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Maison d'arrêt de Draguignan
7January 2023Boulogne-BillancourtCosmetics supplierÎle-de-France, Département Hauts-de-Seine, Consumer goods,Laboratoire NUXE Paris
8January 17, 2023LaonWaste disposal associationRansomwareHauts-de-France, Département Aisne, Disposal, Utility,Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,SIRTOM du Laonnois
9January 26, 2023GuipavasHealth DepartmentBretagne, Département Finistère, Healthcare,Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Appui Santé Nord Finistère
10January 26, 2023ParisHospitalsÎle-de-France, Healthcare,Clinic, Hospital,Ramsay
11January 2023Saint-Jean-d’AngélyMunicipal associationNouvelle-Aquitaine, Département Charente-Maritime, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,County administration,Vals de Saintonge Communauté
12February 2023 ?Aulnay-sous-BoisLightingÎle-de-France, Département Seine-Saint-Denis,Lumila
13February 3, 2023Boulogne-BillancourtIT service providerRansomwareÎle-de-France, Département Hauts-de-Seine,Ikoula
14February 3, 2023Château-RenaultRadio stationCentre-Val de Loire, Département Indre-et-Loire, Broadcasting station,Fréquence 3
15February 8, 2023Saint-DenisHospitalRéunion, Healthcare,College, University, Research,Clinic, Hospital,Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion (CHU de La Réunion)
16February 10, 2023NanterreAdministration of a DepartmentÎle-de-France, Département Hauts-de-Seine, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,County administration,Département Hauts-de-Seine
17February 2023Saint-DenisCar dealerRéunion, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Leal Réunion
18February 19, 2023Issy-les-MoulineauxAutomotive supplierRansomwareÎle-de-France, Département Hauts-de-Seine, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Trèves Group
19February 21, 2023AuxerreEducational institutionBourgogne-Franche-Comté, Département Yonne
20February 28, 2023LilleCity governmentHauts-de-Seine, Département Nord, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,City administration, City government, municipality, town hall
21February 28, 2023ChantillyCity governmentHauts-de-France, Département Oise, City administration, City government, municipality, town hall,Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector
22March 6, 2023Porte-de-SavoieMunicipalityAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Département Savoie, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,City administration, City government, municipality, town hall
23March 9, 2023BrestUniversity hospitalBretagne, Département Finistère, Healthcare,Clinic, Hospital,College, University, Research,Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire Brest (CHRU Brest)
24March 11, 2023Mont-Saint-MartinCity governmentGrand Est, Département Meurthe-et-Moselle, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,City administration, City government, municipality, town hall
25March 12, 2023Ivry-sur-SeineITÎle-de-France, Département Val-de-Marne, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Syndicat intercommunal pour l’informatique municipal (SIIM)
26March 2023ÉcullyHousehold appliances manufacturerAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Métropole de Lyon, Consumer goods,Groupe SEB
27March 18, 2023Peisey-NancroixMunicipalityAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Département Savoie, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,City administration, City government, municipality, town hall,Commune de Peisey-Nancroix
28March 18, 2023ParisTelecommunications providerÎle-de-France,Bouygues Telecom
29March 24, 2023NîmesWater management companyOccitanie, Département Gard, Disposal, Utility,Compagnie d'aménagement du Bas-Rhône et du Languedoc (BRL)
30March 2023NîmesDepartmental councilOccitanie, Département Gard, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,County administration,Conseil départemental du Gard
31March 26, 2023ChangéWaste disposal companyPays de la Loire / Département Maine-et-Loire, Département Mayenne, Disposal, Utility,Séché Environnement
32March 27, 2023ParisParliamentÎle-de-France, Politics,Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Assemblée nationale

Hacker attacks statistics

By month

Cyberattacks France 1st quarter 2023 by month
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By industry

Cyberattacks France 1st quarter 2023 by industry
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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

Flag FranceJanuary 3, 2023
Voting platform in Martinique shut down after cyber attack
Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique CTM - Martinique, France
A platform for voting on a flag and anthem for the Caribbean island of Martinique was shut down after a cyberattack on Day 2 of voting.
The affected organization informed the public about the incident.
Flag FranceJanuary 17, 2023
Ransomware at a waste disposal association in France
SIRTOM du Laonnois - Laon, Hauts-de-France, France
https://www.sirtom-du-laonnois.com/19059...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Methods: Ransomware
Flag FranceFebruary 8, 2023
Cyber attack on a university hospital on the French island of Reunion
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion (CHU de La Réunion) - Saint-Denis, Réunion, France
https://www.lequotidien.re/actualites/sa...
Flag FranceFebruary 10, 2023
Cyber attack on the administration of a department in France
Département Hauts-de-Seine - Nanterre, Île-de-France, France
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag FranceFebruary 2023
Cyber attack on a car dealer on the French island of Reunion
Leal Réunion - Saint-Denis, Réunion, France
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Flag FranceFebruary 19, 2023
Ransomware at an automotive supplier in France
Trèves Group - Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France, France
https://www.treves-group.com/en/blog/com...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
Methods: Ransomware
Perpetrators: LockBit
Flag FranceMarch 12, 2023
Cyber attack on an inter-municipal IT company in France
Syndicat intercommunal pour l’informatique municipal (SIIM) - Ivry-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
https://www.ivry94.fr/2362/attaque-infor...
https://www.ville-gentilly.fr/actualites...
Flag FranceMarch 2023
Cyber attack on a household appliances manufacturer in France
Groupe SEB - Écully, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
https://www.groupeseb.com/en/news/inform...

Overviews

How many companies and organizations were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 32 successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations for the 1st quarter of 2023.

When did cyber attacks take place?

For Q1 2023, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations: January (11)  •  February (10)  •  March (11)

Which industries were affected by cyberattacks?

For the 1st quarter 2023, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations of the following industries: Public sector (16)  •  Municipality (5)  •  County administration (4)  •  Healthcare (4)  •  Hospital (3)  •  Utility (3)  •  Automotive (2)  •  Consumer Goods (2)  •  Media (2)  •  Universities (2)  •  IT (2)  •  Newspaper (1)  •  Politics (1)  •  Airline (1)  •  Radio (1)  •  Technology (1)  •  Government (1)  •  Education (1)  •  Telecommunication (1)  •  Transportation (1)  •  Aviation (1) (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
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Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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