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Cyberattacks 2022

 
Statistics
Total: 3 entries
Affected countries: 2
USA: 2, Colombia: 1
Affected industries: 4
Public sector: 3, Education: 1, Food: 1, Pharmaceutical: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag ColombiaOctober 3, 2022
Another cyberattack on the Colombian Agency for the Supervision of Medicines and Foodstuffs
Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA) - Bogota, Colombia
As recently as February 6, the agency suffered a hacker attack.
https://www.facebook.com/InvimaColombia/...
 
Statistics
Total: 17 entries
Affected countries: 11
France: 3, Germany: 3, Canada: 2, USA: 2, Austria: 1, Belgium: 1, Brazil: 1, Chile: 1, Malaysia: 1, Portugal: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 3
Public sector: 17, Education: 1, Legal: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag BrazilSeptember 29, 2022
Cyber attack on a city in Brazil
Prefeitura Municipal de Mimoso do Sul - Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil
https://www.instagram.com/p/CjGNolYuTJZ/
Flag FranceSeptember 2022
Cyber attack on a city in France
Mairie de Maisons-Alfort - Maisons-Alfort, Département Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
https://maisons-alfort.fr/attaque-inform...
Flag CanadaSeptember 8, 2022
Cyber attack on a regional government in Canada
Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) - Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.scrd.ca/files/File/Administr...
Flag GermanySeptember 2022
A network store of a city in Germany encrypted
Stockach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Konstanz district)
https://www.stockach.de/stadt-stockach/d...
⭐ KonBriefing thinks: very good immediate communication by the affected organization.
 
Statistics
Total: 13 entries
Affected countries: 9
USA: 5, Argentina: 1, Belgium: 1, Brazil: 1, Estonia: 1, Germany: 1, Italy: 1, Mexico: 1, Montenegro: 1
Affected industries: 4
Public sector: 13, Education: 3, Government: 2, Legal: 2
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag ItalyAugust 29, 2022
Cyber attack on an Italian city
Comune di Gorizia - Gorizia, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
https://www.facebook.com/comunedigorizia...
Flag USAAugust 17, 2022
Cyber attack on a Colorado county
Fremont County - Cañon City, Colorado, USA (Fremont County)
https://www.koaa.com/news/covering-color...
Flag BrazilAugust 15, 2022
Cyber attack on the city of Rio de Janeiro
Prefeitura do Rio - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
https://site.prefeitura.rio/
Flag USAAugust 15, 2022
A U.S. city government transfers $1.13 million to online scammers
Eagle Mountain, Utah, USA (Utah County)
The scammers posed as representatives of a construction company working for the city.
https://kslnewsradio.com/1975041/eagle-m...
 
Statistics
Total: 19 entries
Affected countries: 15
Germany: 3, Canada: 2, Italy: 2, Albania: 1, Australia: 1, Belgium: 1, Brazil: 1, China: 1, France: 1, Israel: 1, Latvia: 1, Netherlands: 1, Switzerland: 1, UK: 1, USA: 1
Affected industries: 4
Public sector: 19, Education: 2, Government: 2, Finance: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag GermanyJuly 5, 2022
Facebook account of a municipality in Germany hijacked
Ellefeld, Saxony, Germany (Vogtlandkreis)
https://www.freiepresse.de/vogtland/reic...
 
Statistics
Total: 28 entries
Affected countries: 10
USA: 8, Russia: 6, Germany: 4, Italy: 3, France: 2, Austria: 1, Canada: 1, Iran: 1, Israel: 1, Mali: 1
Affected industries: 4
Public sector: 28, Education: 2, Service provider: 1, Utility: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag USAJune 27, 2022
Nebraska employment agency platform offline due to cyber attack
Nebraska Department of Labor - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA (Lancaster County)
The cyberattack was on a service provider.
https://twitter.com/NE_DOL/status/154145...
Flag ItalyJune 17, 2022
Data of the regional administration of Sardinia published on the Darknet
Regione Autonoma della Sardegna - Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
155 GBytes of data were released, possibly from a cyberattack that occurred in early February.
https://www.regione.sardegna.it/j/v/2568...
Flag GermanyJune 4, 2022
Facebook and Instagram account of a city marketing company in Germany hijacked
Greifswald Marketing GmbH - Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald)
 
Statistics
Total: 30 entries
Affected countries: 12
USA: 9, Italy: 5, Germany: 3, Spain: 3, France: 2, Austria: 1, Canada: 1, Chile: 1, India: 1, Malaysia: 1, Russia: 1, Ukraine: 1
Affected industries: 10
Public sector: 30, Education: 4, Police: 4, Military: 2, Energy industry: 1, Government: 1, Healthcare: 1, IT: 1, Transportation: 1, Utility: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag FranceMay 25, 2022
Cyber attack on an association of municipalities in France
Redon Agglomération - Redon, Département Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
The association in the northwest France consists of 31 municipalities.
https://www.redon-agglomeration.bzh/
Flag SpainMay 18, 2022
Cyber attack on a municipal IT service provider in Spain
Asociación Navarra de Informática Municipal S.A. (ANIMSA) - Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
ANIMSA is owned by 179 local units in the autonomous region of Navarre in northern Spain. Numerous services in 137 municipalities and in 35 other organizations are affected by the attack.
Flag SpainMay 18, 2022
Cyber attack on a city on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain
Ayuntamiento d Telde - Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain
Also affected by the attack is the police emergency call.
https://twitter.com/Ayun_Telde/status/15...
Flag USAMay 18, 2022
Cyberattack on a school district in Ohio
Washington Local Schools - Toledo, Ohio, USA (Lucas County)
https://twitter.com/WLS4Kids/status/1527...
 
Statistics
Total: 28 entries
Affected countries: 16
USA: 6, Czech Republic: 3, Estonia: 3, Russia: 2, Spain: 2, Switzerland: 2, Argentina: 1, Brazil: 1, Bulgaria: 1, Costa Rica: 1, Ecuador: 1, France: 1, Germany: 1, Italy: 1, Netherlands: 1, Portugal: 1
Affected industries: 6
Public sector: 28, Government: 6, Education: 1, Legal: 1, Police: 1, Research: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag Czech RepublicApril 25, 2022
Cyber attack on a city in the Czech Republic
Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
https://www.zdarns.cz/online-sluzby/aktu...
Flag BulgariaApril 20, 2022
Attack on the website of a regulatory authority in Bulgaria
Комисия за енергийно и водно регулиране (КЕВР) / Energy and Water Regulatory Commission - Sofia, Bulgaria
https://nova.bg/news/view/2022/04/20/366...
Flag Czech RepublicApril 20, 2022
DDoS attack on the website of the Czech Office for Cyber and Information Security
Národní úřad pro kybernetickou a informační bezpečnost (NUKIB) - Brno, Czech Republic
https://twitter.com/NUKIB_CZ/status/1516...
Flag GermanyApril 19, 2022
Cyber attack on a city in Germany
Schriesheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.rnz.de/nachrichten/bergstras...
Flag USAApril 17, 2022
Cyberattack on a county in Kansas
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas - Kansas City, Kansas, USA (Wyandotte County)
https://fox4kc.com/news/wyandotte-county...
Flag EcuadorApril 16, 2022
Cyberattack on the Municipality of Quito in Ecuador
Municipio de Quito - Quito, Ecuador
https://de-de.facebook.com/MunicipioQuit...
Flag NetherlandsApril 1, 2022
Ransomware at a municipality in the Netherlands
Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands
https://www.buren.nl/nieuws/gegevens-aan...
 
Statistics
Total: 25 entries
Affected countries: 13
France: 6, Canada: 3, Germany: 3, USA: 3, Italy: 2, Brazil: 1, Czech Republic: 1, Denmark: 1, Greenland: 1, Israel: 1, Russia: 1, Spain: 1, Ukraine: 1
Affected industries: 7
Public sector: 25, Government: 2, Real estate: 2, Construction: 1, Legal: 1, Research: 1, Transportation: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
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.
https://www.ville-saumur.fr/actualites/c...
Flag GermanyMarch 20, 2022
Cyber attack on the city administration of Dingolfing, Germany
Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany
https://www.dingolfing.de/rathaus-vorueb...
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.
https://www.rmotoday.com/banff/town-of-b...
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
https://www.praha5.cz/aktualni-informace...
 
Statistics
Total: 18 entries
Affected countries: 13
USA: 4, Ukraine: 3, Belgium: 1, Brazil: 1, Colombia: 1, Europe: 1, India: 1, Japan: 1, Mozambique: 1, Portugal: 1, Russia: 1, Spain: 1, Turkey: 1
Affected industries: 7
Public sector: 18, Government: 7, Food: 1, Healthcare: 1, Legal: 1, Media: 1, Pharmaceutical: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag RussiaFebruary 26, 2022
Russian propaganda agency reports DDoS attacks on Russian space agency website
Роскосмос (Roscosmos) - Moscow, Russia
https://fr.sputniknews.com/... - Roscosmos visé par une attaque DDOS massive

KonBriefing.com expressly distances itself from Russian propaganda.
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
https://www.infobae.com/america/colombia...
Flag BelgiumFebruary 2022
Cyber attack on operators of crematoria in Belgium
Pontes - Antwerp, Belgium
https://pontes.be/nieuws/cyberaanval-tre...
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.
https://thequincysun.com/quincys-servers...
 
Statistics
Total: 21 entries
Affected countries: 11
USA: 8, France: 3, Italy: 2, Ukraine: 2, Belgium: 1, Brazil: 1, Canada: 1, India: 1, Spain: 1, Switzerland: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 5
Public sector: 22, Government: 5, Education: 3, IT: 2, Legal: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag IndiaJanuary 22, 2022
Twitter account of the Indian disaster response force hacked
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) - India
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/...
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.
https://www.cisoadvisor.com.br/ataque-de...
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.
https://www.deia.eus/bizkaia/eskuinaldea...
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.
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/browa...
Flag USAJanuary 2022
Cyber attack on a school district in Illinois
Griggsville-Perry School District - Griggsville, Illinois, USA
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.ph...
 

Cyber attacks 2021

 
Statistics
Total: 25 entries
Affected countries: 10
USA: 10, Brazil: 3, France: 3, Germany: 2, Spain: 2, Austria: 1, Belgium: 1, Canada: 1, Sweden: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 5
Public sector: 25, Education: 7, Government: 2, Healthcare: 2, Utility: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag USADecember 2021
Cyber attack on a school district in Pennsylvania
Altoona Area School District (AASD) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (Blair County)
https://www.aasdcat.com/apps/pages/index...
Flag UKDecember 20, 2021
Cyberattack on the Gloucester City Council
Gloucester City Council - Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
https://www.gloucester.gov.uk/media/5711...
Flag USADecember 2021
A county in Colorado gets scammed out of about $1 million with emails
Gunnison County - Gunnison, Colorado, USA (Gunnison County)
Of this amount, approximately $340,000 could be retained by the bank.
https://crestedbuttenews.com/2022/08/gun...
Flag BrazilDecember 10, 2021
Cyberattack on Brazilian Ministry of Health
Ministério da Saúde - Brasilia, Brazil
https://www.gov.br/saude/pt-br/assuntos/...
Flag FranceDecember 6, 2021
Cyber attack on the IT Service provider of the city of Bobigny in France
Syndicat Intercommunal d'Informatique (SII), City of Bobigny - Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
In addition to the city of Bobigny, affected are the municipalities of Tremblay-en-France, Le Blanc-Mesnil and La Courneuve
https://www.bobigny.fr/connaitre-bobigny...
https://www.lesechos.fr/pme-regions/ile-...
Flag SpainDecember 3, 2021
DDoS attack on Catalan autonomy administration websites
Generalitat de Catalunya - Barcelona, Spain
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/...
Flag USADecember 3, 2021
Ransomware at the School District of Riverhead, Long Island
Riverhead Central School District - Riverhead, New York, USA (Suffolk County)
https://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview....
 
Statistics
Total: 14 entries
Affected countries: 7
USA: 5, Italy: 3, Germany: 2, Australia: 1, Brazil: 1, Czech Republic: 1, France: 1
Affected industries: 4
Public sector: 14, Education: 2, IT: 1, Transportation: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag BrazilNovember 28, 2021
Hacker attack on Brazilian economic development agency
ApexBrasil - Brasilia, Brazil
https://www.metropoles.com/colunas/guilh...
Flag USANovember 14, 2021
Cyber attack on a county in California
Plumas County - Quincy, California, USA (Plumas County)
https://www.plumascounty.us/DocumentCent...
Flag AustraliaNovember 13, 2021
Cyber attack on HR software in Australia
Frontier Software Australia - Australia
Among others, the records of at least 38,000 South Australia government employees were stolen.
https://au.frontiersoftware.com/news-and...
Flag USANovember 1, 2021
Unauthorized access at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District - Monterey, California, USA (Monterey County)
https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/Monterey...
 
Statistics
Total: 25 entries
Affected countries: 11
Germany: 7, Switzerland: 5, USA: 5, Argentina: 1, Canada: 1, France: 1, Italy: 1, Papua New Guinea: 1, Russia: 1, Singapore: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 3
Public sector: 25, Education: 5, IT: 2
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag ItalyOctober 27, 2021
Cyber attack on a municipal data center in the Bologna region, Italy
Unione Terre di Pianura - Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
This caused the IT of 6 municipalities to fail.
https://www.terredipianura.it/it-it/avvi...
Flag GermanyOctober 21, 2021
Malware at a state authority in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Landesamt für innere Verwaltung (LAiV) - Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.zeit.de/news/2021-10/21/scha...
Flag GermanyOctober 18, 2021
Cyber attack on IT service provider of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state administration
DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH - Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
This caused IT outages in several city administrations.
https://www.zeit.de/news/2021-10/18/schw...
Flag GermanyOctober 15, 2021
Ransomware at municipal IT service provider in Germany
Kommunalservice Mecklenburg AöR (KMS) - Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
This caused outages in several municipal administrations and businesses in the area.
Flag GermanyOctober 15, 2021
Municipal administration of Neustadt-Glewe, Germany, affected by hacker attack
Neustadt-Glewe, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
The administration's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.
https://www.neustadt-glewe.de/Kurzmen%C3...
Flag GermanyOctober 15, 2021
Ludwigslust-Parchim county, Germany, affected by malware
Ludwigslust-Parchim county administration - Parchim, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
The administration's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.
https://www.kreis-lup.de/Kurzmen%C3%BC/S...
Flag SwitzerlandOctober 10, 2021
Cyber attack on a fiduciary company in Switzerland
GRF Sociétés fiducaire SA - Morges, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
The company works for several municipalities.
https://www.derbund.ch/neue-cyber-attack...
Flag USAOctober 4, 2021
Cyber attack on school district in South Carolina
Colleton County School District - Walterboro, South Carolina, USA (Colleton County)
There were 800 computers affected, and the cost to rebuild is estimated at about $191,000.
https://www.live5news.com/2021/10/27/col...
Flag Switzerland1 October 2021
DDoS attack on the websites of a professional training agency in Switzerland
Schweizerisches Dienstleistungszentrum Berufsbildung | Berufs-​, Studien-​ und Laufbahnberatung (SDBB) - Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
(Outage of all web sites)
https://www.sdbb.ch/ueber-uns/news/detai...
 
Statistics
Total: 19 entries
Affected countries: 7
USA: 9, Germany: 3, Brazil: 2, South Africa: 2, India: 1, Italy: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 7
Public sector: 19, Education: 4, Government: 2, Legal: 2, Healthcare: 1, Police: 1, Utility: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag UK2021
Email of a mayor in England hacked, used to ask others for money
Workington, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
The Workington mayor's private email account was hacked, used to solicit money from other members of the city council.
https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19617...
Flag GermanySeptember 28, 2021
Ransomware at the Wismar public utility company
Stadtwerke Wismar GmbH - Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
https://www.stadtwerke-wismar.de/de/Unte...
Flag USASeptember 28, 2021
Ransomware at school district in Texas
Lufkin Independent School District (ISD) - Lufkin, Texas, USA (Angelina County)
https://www.kltv.com/2021/09/28/lufkin-i...
Flag USASeptember 23, 2021
Cyber attack on school district in Texas
Allen Independent School District (Allen ISD) - Allen, Texas, USA (Collin County)
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/allen-...
Flag IndiaSeptember 17, 2021
Ransomware attack on the government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Public Department - Fort St. George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Indien
Flag BrazilSeptember 9, 2021
Website of the Brazilian health agency ANVISA hacked
ANVISA - Brasilia, Brazil
The website of the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária was hacked, demonstrating Argentine flags, presumably motivated by the controverse intervention in the Brazil-Argentina soccer match.
 
Statistics
Total: 15 entries
Affected countries: 11
USA: 4, Germany: 2, Australia: 1, Belarus: 1, Brazil: 1, France: 1, Iran: 1, Italy: 1, Netherlands: 1, Pakistan: 1, Switzerland: 1
Affected industries: 3
Public sector: 15, Education: 1, Politics: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag AustraliaAugust 30, 2021
Cyber attack on a local government area of Melbourne, Australia
City of Stonnington - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Affected is the City of Stonnington, IT systems were shut down.
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inne...
Flag USAAugust 23, 2021
Peterborough, New Hampshire defrauded of $2.3 million by cybercriminals
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA (Hillsborough County)
The small town of Peterborough in the northeast of the USA has about 6300 inhabitants. In July and August, it was defrauded of a total of $2.3 million. According to reports, mails with false identities were used to divert upcoming payments to the school district and two contractors to other accounts.
https://www.peterboroughnh.gov/news_deta...
Flag SwitzerlandAugust 2021
Data breach at Swiss digital platform for businesses
SECO State Secretariat for Economy / EasyGov - Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
The EasyGov platform allows companies to complete government processes electronically. In August, about 130,000 names of companies that had applied for Covid 19 credit were tapped.
Flag NetherlandsAugust 21, 2021
Cyber attack on the province of Gelderland, Netherlands
Arnhem, Netherlands
Affected are the personnel files of the employees.
https://nltimes.nl/2021/08/21/province-g...
Flag PakistanAugust 15, 2021
Cyber attack on the data center of the Pakistani tax authority
Islamabad, Pakistan
The point of attack is said to have been the Hyper-V software. Website and systems are down.
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2315712/fbr...
Flag BrazilAugust 13, 2021
Ransomware in the network of the Brazilian National Treasury Secretariat
Brasilia, Brazil
The Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional is part of the Ministry of Economy and has its headquarters in Brasilia.
https://www.gov.br/tesouronacional/pt-br...
Flag FranceAugust 10, 2021
Cyberattack on a platform for applying for visas for France
France
Personal data of the applicants was stolen.
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sites/mini...
Flag ItalyAugust 2021
Rasomware at the Lazio region in Italy
Roma, Lazio, Italy
The Lazio region is located in central Italy and includes the city of Rome. With the hacker attack, the Corona vaccination portal is also down. The attack took place via the PC of an employee of an IT company belonging to the region. Later, a leading Italian newspaper wrote that the attack on the region was related to an attack on an external IT service provider, which was denied by the external service provider.
https://www.rainews.it/tgr/tagesschau/ar...
 
Statistics
Total: 14 entries
Affected countries: 9
USA: 5, Germany: 3, Australia: 1, Georgia: 1, Greece: 1, Iran: 1, Moldova: 1, Netherlands: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 5
Public sector: 14, Education: 2, Finance: 1, Healthcare: 1, Universities: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag USAJuly 2021
Ransomware at the city government of Lewiston, Minnesota
Lewiston, Minnesota, USA (Winona County)
https://www.lewistonmn.org/news/
Flag GermanyJuly 2021
Hacker attack on the municipality of Hüttenberg
Hüttenberg, Germany
The attackers obtain bank account data from private individuals and companies.
https://www.mittelhessen.de/lokales/wetz...
Flag USAJuly 2021
Multi-million dollar cyber fraud at Illinois creditor protection organization
Office of the Special Deputy Receiver (OSD) - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Approximately $4 million was stolen.
https://www.govtech.com/security/cyber-a...
Flag GermanyJuly 2021
Hacker attack on the city council of Geisenheim, Germany
Geisenheim, Germany
The Hessian town of Geisenheim is located on the Rhine, about 20 km southwest of Wiesbaden, and has about 11,000 inhabitants. According to initial assessments, the administration will be offline for at least 3 weeks, and 2 or 3 months are expected for the return to normal.
https://www.geisenheim.de/artikel/presse...
Flag UKJuly 2021
Targeted attack on experts with a focus on the Middle East
London, United Kingdom
The security service provider Proofpoint has analyzed a targeted attack on experts, professors and journalists with a focus on the Middle East. Access data to various online services was to be tapped via the compromised website of a well-known institute of the University of London. The attack is attributed to Iran.
https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threa...
Flag USAJuly 11, 2021
Cyberattack on the city administration of Clearfield, Utah
Clearfield, Utah, USA (Davis County)
Ransomware encrypted the data, a ransom of millions was demanded.
https://www.ksl.com/article/50209154/hac...
Flag GermanyJuly 2021
Cyber attack on Anhalt-Bitterfeld county district office in Germany
Landratsamt Anhalt-Bitterfeld - Köthen, Germany
The county has declared a disaster situation. The work of the administration is severely restricted at all locations.
https://www.anhalt-bitterfeld.de/de/meld...
Flag AustraliaJuly 2021
Cyber attack at New South Wales school authorities in Australia
NSW Department of Education - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Several systems were shut down following a cyberattack. The incident occurred a few days before the start of school term 3.
https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/media-...
 
Statistics
Total: 11 entries
Affected countries: 7
USA: 4, France: 2, Belgium: 1, Czech Republic: 1, Poland: 1, Russia: 1, Spain: 1
Affected industries: 4
Public sector: 11, Education: 3, Government: 1, Politics: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag USAJune 17, 2021
Hacker attack on a school district in Missouri, USA
Rockwood School District - Eureka, Missouri, USA (St. Louis County)
The Rockwood School District's IT systems in Eureka, Missouri, have been the target of a hacking attack.
https://westnewsmagazine.com/2021/07/09/...
 
Statistics
Total: 10 entries
Affected countries: 6
USA: 5, Belgium: 1, Colombia: 1, Czech Republic: 1, Romania: 1, Switzerland: 1
Affected industries: 5
Public sector: 10, Education: 2, Healthcare: 1, Research: 1, Telecommunication: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag SwitzerlandMay 30, 2021
Ransomware at the municipality of Rolle in Switzerland
Rolle, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
The municipality of Rolle in the canton of Vaud is located on Lake Geneva, between Lausanne and Geneva, and has about 5400 inhabitants. The consequences of the attack were initially underestimated.
https://www.nau.ch/news/schweiz/gemeinde...
Flag BelgiumApril 2021
Large-scale DDoS attack on Belgian network operator
Belnet - Belgium
The Belgian operator Belnet was the victim of a denial-of-service attack. As a result, political institutions, universities and research facilities were not accessible.
 
Statistics
Total: 11 entries
Affected countries: 7
USA: 4, Germany: 2, Brazil: 1, Canada: 1, Czech Republic: 1, France: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 3
Public sector: 11, Education: 2, Legal: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag CanadaApril 27, 2021
Ransomware at the Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is located 78 miles north of Vancover and has about 12,000 inhabitants. It became the victim of a ransomware attack.
https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/local-...
 
Statistics
Total: 17 entries
Affected countries: 7
Germany: 8, Switzerland: 2, USA: 2, Chile: 1, Denmark: 1, France: 1, Norway: 1
Affected industries: 3
Public sector: 19, Education: 2, Government: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag USAMarch 12, 2021
Ransomware at City of Buffalo School District
City of Buffalo School District - Buffalo, New York, USA (Erie County)
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Flag USAMarch 12, 2021
Ransomware at City of Buffalo School District
City of Buffalo School District - Buffalo, New York, USA (Erie County)
https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeview...
Flag DenmarkMarch 9, 2021
Cyber attack on the municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn, Denmark
Faaborg-Midtfyn, Denmark
http://www.danskekommuner.dk/Nyhedsarkiv...
Flag SlovakiaMarch 2021
Targeted attack on authorities in Slovakia
The attack began no later than February 2021 and is attributed to the Russian hacker group, which is also blamed for the SolarWinds attack.
https://www.istrosec.com/blog/apt-sk-cob...
 
Statistics
Total: 5 entries
Affected countries: 4
USA: 2, Australia: 1, France: 1, Switzerland: 1
Affected industries: 2
Public sector: 5, Transportation: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag SwitzerlandFebruary 2021
Cyberattack on a municipality in Switzerland
Bottmingen, Switzerland
https://www.bzbasel.ch/basel/baselland/u...
Flag USAFebruary 26, 2021
Cyberattack on the city government of Kingman, Arizona
Kingman, Arizona, USA (Mohave County)
The city of Kingman has a population of approximately 28,000. Only a few personal data were stolen as a result of the attack. By April, operations had been restored. The method of the intrusion could not be determined.
Flag AustraliaFebruary 2021
Data theft at the transport authority for New South Wales, Australia
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/transport-...
Flag FranceFebruary 2021
Cyber attack at the French town of Chalon-sur-Saône
The city is located in the east of France between Dijon and Lyon in the department of Saône-et-Loire. It has about 45,000 inhabitants. In February 2021, the administration of the city and the Grand Chalon commune was hit by a cyber-attack, the damage amounts to about 500,000 EUR.
https://www.chalon.fr/actualites-109/cyb...
https://www.lejsl.com/faits-divers-justi...
 
Statistics
Total: 3 entries
Affected countries: 3
France: 2, Australia: 1, USA: 1
Affected industries: 2
Public sector: 4, Finance: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag FranceJanuary 2021
Ransomware at Angers City Council
Angers, France
The administration of Angers, a city located in the west of France, has been hit by ransomware. 200 of the city's 3000 computers are believed to be infected. As a first response, 50 emergency workstations have been set up.
Flag New ZealandJanuary 15, 2021
Data theft at Australian financial regulatory authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) - Sydney, Australia
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/asic-repor...
Flag USA09 January 2021
Hacker attack on Clearfield County administration
Clearfield County is located in Pennsylvania, in the northeastern United States.
https://gantnews.com/2021/01/12/clearfie...
 

Hacker attacks 2020

 
Statistics
Total: 3 entries
Affected countries: 3
France: 1, Netherlands: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 3
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
Flag NetherlandsDecember 2020
Cyber attack on a municipality in the Netherlands
The municipality of Hof van Twente is located in the east of the Netherlands and has about 35,000 inhabitants. In December 2020, it was hit by a cyberattack. The investigation reports on this are published on the city's website.
https://www.hofvantwente.nl/actueel/nieu...
 
Statistics
Total: 3 entries
Affected countries: 2
France: 2, Brazil: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 3
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 2 entries
Affected countries: 2
France: 1, UK: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 2
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
Norway: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
Canada: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
France: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
Czech Republic: 1
Affected industries: 2
Public sector: 1, Utility: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
Norway: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
UK: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 0 entries
Affected countries: 1
Austria: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 

Cyber incidents 2019

 
Statistics
Total: 1 entries
Affected countries: 1
Germany: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 9 entries
Affected countries: 1
USA: 9
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 9
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.
 
Statistics
Total: 0 entries
Affected countries: 1
USA: 1
Affected industries: 1
Public sector: 1
Totals may differ because multiple assignments are possible or, conversely, not every entry can be assigned to a country or industry.

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