March 12, 2024
Cyber incidents on car makers, car dealers, rental companies, suppliers and others of the industry.

Cyber incident overview

Major cyber attacks on the automotive industry 2023
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Which companies were affected by a cyber attack?

#DateCountryCityStateCompanyTypeStichworte
1January 18, 2023NetherlandsAlkmaarCar dealerNoord-Holland, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Retail,Volvo Ton van Kuyk
2February 5, 2023GermanyLangenwetzendorfTHVehicle and steel constructionThuringia, Landkreis Greiz district, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Construction,Laremo GmbH
3February 9, 2023GermanyGiengen an der BrenzBWFire fighting vehiclesBaden-Württemberg, Landkreis Heidenheim, Emergency service, Rescue,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Albert Ziegler GmbH,Baden-WUrttemberg
4February 2023FranceSaint-DenisCar dealerRéunion, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Leal Réunion
5February 19, 2023FranceIssy-les-MoulineauxAutomotive supplierRansomwareÎle-de-France, Département Hauts-de-Seine, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Trèves Group
6February 2023South AfricaJohannesburgCar manufacturerAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,Porsche South Africa
7February 24, 2023AustriaLeondingFirefighting equipment supplierUpper Austria, Emergency service, Rescue,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Rosenbauer
8March 2023IndiaGurgaon / Gurugram / गुड़गांवTwo-wheeler manufacturerHaryana, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI)
92023 ?ItalyMaranelloCar manufacturerEmilia-Romagna, Provincia di Modena, Italia,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Ferrari
10March 26, 2023GermanyBessenbachBYAutomotive supplierBavaria, Landkreis Aschaffenburg, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,SAF-Holland
11April 11, 2023FranceVillers-CotterêtsAutomotiveHauts-de-France, Département Aisne, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Volkswagen France
122023?ItalyMilanoCar manufacturerAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,Italia,Hyundai Motor Company Italy SRL
13April 2023 ?USAZeeland MIMIAutomotive supplierMichigan, Ottawa County, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Gentex
14May 10, 2023IndiaNew DelhiMotorcyclesAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,Suzuki Motorcycle India
15May 18, 2023GermanyWeiden in der OberpfalzBYCar spare parts supplier / workshopsBavaria, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger Handels GmbH & Co. KG
16May 24, 2023GermanyStraubingBYCar dealerBavaria, Landkreis Straubing-Bogen, Transportation,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Retail
17May 31, 2023BelgiumZaventemAutomotive supplierFlemish Region, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Toyota Boshoku Europe
18May 31, 2023SwitzerlandRolle VDVDAutomotive supplierCanton of Vaud, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Garrett Motion
19May 31, 2023GermanyAutomotive supplierAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,?
20May 31, 2023GermanyAutomotive supplierAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,?
21May 31, 2023IndiaAutomotive supplierAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,?
22May 31, 2023United KingdomLondonToll accountingUK, Transportation,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,United Kingdom,Transport for London (TfL) / Ulez
23May 31, 2023USAAutomotive supplierAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,?
24May 31, 2023USABaton Rouge LALAGovernmentLouisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Administration, Authority, Government, Public sector,Transportation,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV)
25May 31, 2023USARetail chainAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,AutoZone
26June 21, 2023IndiaMumbaiTire manufacturerAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (Yokohama OHT)
27July 2023 ?GermanyAschaffenburgBYAutomotive supplierBavaria, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Joyson
28August 29, 2023NetherlandsAmsterdamMotion technologyAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,Kendrion
29August 29, 2023GermanyMalenteSHMotion technologySchleswig-Holstein, Kreis Ostholstein, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Kendrion Kuhnke
30August 30, 2023IcelandReykjavíkCar dealerTransportation,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Retail,Brimborg
31October 1, 2023People's Republic of ChinaMacauTaxi serviceAutomobile, Automotive, Cars
32October 27, 2023NetherlandsGroningenCar dealerGroningen, Transportation,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Retail,Smidts Autogroep
33November 2023 ?GermanyCologneNWFinancial service providerNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Köln, Koln, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Finance, Money,Toyota Financial Services Europe & Africa
34November 2023USANovi MIMIAutomotive supplierMichigan, Oakland County, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Yanfeng International Automotive Technology
35December 2023 ?AustraliaCar manufacturerAutomobile, Automotive, Cars,Nissan
36December 8, 2023GermanyUhingenBWAutomotive supplierBaden-Württemberg, Landkreis Göppingen, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Allgaier,Baden-WUrttemberg
37December 2023SwedenStockholmParking app providerStockholms län, Automobile, Automotive, Cars,EasyPark,Stockholms lAn
38December 18, 2023IranPetrol stationsEnergy supply, power plants, power supply,Automobile, Automotive, Cars
39December 2023AustraliaBowen Hills QLDQLDCar dealerQueensland, Transportation,Automobile, Automotive, Cars,Retail,Eagers Automotive

Cyber attacks statistics

By month

Major cyber attacks on the automotive industry 2023 by month
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By country

Major cyber attacks on the automotive industry 2023 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

Flag GermanyFebruary 5, 2023
Ransomware at a vehicle and steel construction company in Germany
Laremo GmbH - Langenwetzendorf, Thuringia, Germany
https://www.laremo.de/fileadmin/inhalte/...
⭐⭐⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good updated information on the incident by the affected organization.
Flag GermanyFebruary 9, 2023
Cyber attack on a manufacturer of fire fighting vehicles in Germany
Albert Ziegler GmbH - Giengen an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.ziegler.de/de/news-infos/zie...
⭐⭐⭐ 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 AustriaFebruary 24, 2023
Cyber attack on a firefighting equipment supplier in Austria
Rosenbauer - Leonding, Upper Austria, Austria
https://www.rosenbauer.com/de/de/group/i...
Flag Italy2023 ?
Cyber incident at a car manufacturer in Italy
Ferrari - Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/corporate/...
Flag GermanyMay 18, 2023
Cyber attack on a supplier of automotive spare parts with automotive workshops in Germany
A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger Handels GmbH & Co. KG - Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany
https://atu-splash-page.pages.dev/
Flag BelgiumMay 31, 2023
Unauthorized access at the European subsidiary of a Japanese automotive supplier
Toyota Boshoku Europe - Zaventem, Flemish Region, Belgium
Access was gained through a vulnerability in a file transfer program
https://www.toyota-boshoku.com/jp/news/_...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag SwitzerlandMay 31, 2023
Automotive supplier from Switzerland affected by cyber attack
Garrett Motion - Rolle, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag GermanyMay 31, 2023
Automotive supplier from Germany affected by cyber attack?
? - Germany
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag GermanyMay 31, 2023
Automotive supplier from Germany affected by cyber attack?
? - Germany
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag IndiaMay 31, 2023
Automotive supplier from India affected by cyber attack?
? - India
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag UKMay 31, 2023
London toll accounting database affected by unauthorized access
Transport for London (TfL) / Ulez - London, United Kingdom
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/202...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. automotive supplier affected by cyber attack?
? - USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. retail chain affected by cyber attack
AutoZone - USA
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag GermanyDecember 8, 2023
Cyber attack on a automotive supplier in Germany
Allgaier - Uhingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Landkreis Göppingen)
https://filstalwelle.de/shortnews/2023-1...
Flag SwedenDecember 2023
Cyber attack on parking app provider
EasyPark - Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
https://www.easypark.com/en-de/comm
Flag AustraliaDecember 2023
Cyber attack on a car dealer in Australia
Eagers Automotive - Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia
https://web-assets.cdn.dealersolutions.c...
https://premium.goauto.com.au/eagers-hit...

Overviews

How many companies and organizations were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 39 successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations for the period.

When did cyber attacks take place?

For 2023, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations: January (1)  •  February (6)  •  March (3)  •  April (3)  •  May (12)  •  June (1)  •  July (1)  •  August (3)  •  October (2)  •  November (2)  •  December (5)

Which industries were affected by cyberattacks?

For 2023, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations of the following industries: Automotive (39)  •  Transportation (6)  •  Retail (5)  •  Technology (2)  •  Rescue (2)  •  Public sector (2)  •  Service provider (1)  •  IT (1)  •  Finance (1)  •  Energy industry (1)  •  Construction (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
Author:
Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

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