Cyber Attack Map 2021
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IT security: Hacker attacks in Germany today: The year 2021

Who is affected? Which companies were hit by cyber attacks? The following is an overview of known cases from 2021.
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January 2021
DDoS attack on learning platform in Germany
https://www.pnn.de/brandenburg/momentan-...
February 2021
Ransomware at food wholesaler
https://www.jfc.eu/assets/2021/02/JFC_20...
March 2021
Attack on a manufacturing company in Lower Franconia
https://www.mainpost.de/regional/hassber...
March 2021
Attack on the Exchange server of the German city of Dippoldiswalde
https://www.saechsische.de/dippoldiswald...
March 2021
Cyber attack on building materials supplier in Germany
https://www.om-online.de/wirtschaft/cybe...
March 2021
Hacker attack on a municipality in Bavaria, Germany

Fahrenzhausen is located about 25 km north of the city center of Munich and has about 5000 inhabitants.

Local government, Fahrenzhausen, Bavaria, Germany
March 2021
Hacker attack on a municipality in Germany

Kranzberg is located about 30 km north of the city center of Munich and has about 4000 inhabitants.

Local government, Kranzberg, Bavaria, Germany
March 2021
Hacker attack on automotive supplier in Switzerland and Germany
https://www.edag.com/de/edag-group/press...
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
March 2021
Ransomware at the city administration of Angermünde in Germany
https://www.nordkurier.de/uckermark/hack...
March 2021
Unauthorized access to the exchange server of the municipality Schöneiche in Germany
March 2021
Data breach at ticket service provider for Berlin Zoo
https://www.zoo-berlin.de/de/aktuelles/a...
March 2021
Hacker attack on a city in Germany
http://www.beverunger-rundschau.de/start...
March 2021
Suspected cyber attack on the administration of the German city of Stadtlohn
March 2021
Hacker attack on the city administration of Ebeleben in Germany
https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/thueringe...
30 March 2021
Unauthorized access to the mail system of an organization of the Catholic Church in Germany
https://kfwd.de/orientierung-in-allen-le...
March 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in Germany
https://www.aerztezeitung.de/Politik/Hac...
April 2021
Cyber attack on retail chain in Germany
Tegut, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
April 2021
IT of a German city abused for mining cryptocurrency
April 2021
Ransomware at the municipality of Kammeltal in Bavaria, Germany
https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/gue...
April 2021
Cyber attack on major German media company
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...
April 2021
IT attack on the Technical University of Berlin
https://www.tu.berlin/themen/einschraenk...
April 2021
Ransomware at furniture store in Hesse, Germany
https://www.sommerlad.de/news/detail/hac...
May 2021
Hacker attack on a local station in Germany
https://www.cio.de/a/hackerangriff-auf-r...
May 2021
Hacker attack on dairy in Germany
Ehrmann, Oberschönegg, Bavaria, Germany
https://moproweb.de/news/home/hackerangr...
May 2021
Ransomware at US subsidiary of chemical wholesaler

A ransom of $4.4 million was reportedly paid.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...
June 2021
Hacker attack on heavy machinery manufacturer in Magdeburg, Germany

Data has been encrypted.

https://www.konstruktionspraxis.vogel.de...
June 2021
Denial-of-service attack on online banking of German banks
https://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/ba...
June 2021
Cyber attack on online store of a major mail order company in Germany
https://www.lifepr.de/pressemitteilung/p...
June 2021
11 companies in Weiden affected by cyber attacks

Presumably, ransomware was transferred from one company to the next.

https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/hac...
June 2021
Attack on the IT systems of a fashion company in Germany

Gerry Weber reports an attack, the consequences were minor.

July 2021
Hacker attack on the municipality of Hüttenberg

The attackers obtain bank account data from private individuals and companies.

https://www.mittelhessen.de/lokales/wetz...
July 2021
Kaseya VSA: Ransomware at office furniture company in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhal...
July 2021
Several IT service providers in Germany affected by Kaseya incident

According to the BSI, several IT service providers and companies in Germany are affected.

July 2021
IT security incident at print-on-demand provider from Germany

Spread Group experienced a cyber attack in which address, contract and bank data were compromised.

https://help.spreadshirt.com/hc/de/artic...
July 2021
Ransomware at German label printing company after Kaseya attack

Kaseya was installed on all computers by the IT service provider, and the ransomware was brought onto the systems via it.

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland-...
July 2021
Cyber attack on Anhalt-Bitterfeld county district office in 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...
July 2021
Cyber attack on insurance company from Germany

Haftpflichtkasse VVaG from Darmstadt has been affected by a cyber attack and business operations are restricted.

https://www.wiwo.de/it-systeme-hackerang...
July 2021
Cyber attack on hospital in Germany

The Wolfenbüttel hospital, Lower Saxony, about 10 km south of Braunschweig, became a victim of ransomware.

https://www.heise.de/news/Cybercrime-Ran...
July 2021
Hacker attack on the city council of 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...
July 2021
Cyber attack on IT service provider, waste fee notices tapped

During a cyber attack on an IT service provider, a print file of the waste management company Landkreis Altenkirchen containing 10,000 data records was tapped.

https://www.ak-kurier.de/akkurier/www/ar...
26 July 2021
Hacker attack on German parking lot operator

Park-Service Hüfner GmbH (PSH)

https://www.rheinpfalz.de/lokal/neustadt...
July 2021
Hacker attack on machine factory in Aerzen, Germany
https://www.ndz.de/lokales/landkreis_art...
August 2021
Data breach incident at German fintech

Unknown persons gained access to personal data of customers.

https://finanz-szene.de/fintech/schwerer...
06 August 2021
Ransomware at Protestant youth organization in Germany
https://www.ejwue.de/aktuell/news/cyber-...
08 August 2021
Cyber attack on construction company in Germany

IT systems at several locations are affected, and work processes are significantly impaired.

https://www.leonhard-weiss.com/cyberatta...
09 August 2021
Hacker attack on savings bank association

The Savings Banks Association of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, has been the victim of a hacker attack. The criminals threaten to publish internal information and demand a ransom.

https://www.it-finanzmagazin.de/sparkass...
17. August 2021
Cyber attack brings cab service in Rastatt, Germany, to a standstill

An electronic safe for the vehicle keys was blocked.

18 August 2021
Hacker attack on real estate company in Gütersloh, Germany
https://www.radioguetersloh.de/nachricht...
28 August 2021
Hacker group auctions off 1 GB of data from sporting goods manufacturer
https://www.cybersecurity360.it/nuove-mi...
August 2021
DDoS attack on the website of a German election authority
Bundeswahlleiter, Wiesbaden, Germany
https://www.businessinsider.de/politik/d...
August 2021
Hacker attack on a Leipzig city company, Germany
https://www.lvz.de/Leipzig/Polizeiticker...
August 2021
Cyber attack on German shoe manufacturer
https://www.schuhkurier.de/2021/hackeran...
07 September 2021
Germany accuses Russia of cyberattacks on the Bundestag parliament
08 September 2021
Ransomware at a social service in Bavaria, Germany
Sozialdienst Olching e.V., Olching, Bavaria, Germany
https://sozialdienst-olching.de/cyberang...
08. September 2021
Ransomware attack at EMEA branch of Japanese technology provider

Affected is Olympus Europe with headquarters in Hamburg

https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/12/techno...
September 2021
Fraudulent cyber attack on the Wesel district administration, Germany
District administration, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.nrz.de/region/niederrhein/cy...
September 2021
Cyber attack on manufacturer of drainage technology in Bavaria, Germany
Kessel AG, Lenting, Bavaria, Germany
https://www.donaukurier.de/nachrichten/w...
20 September 2021
Cyberattack on hospital operator in Germany
SRH Holding, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://bnn.de/nachrichten/baden-wuertte...
22 September 2021
Malware at German election authority
Bundeswahlleiter, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
28 September 2021
Ransomware at the Wismar public utility company
Stadtwerke, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
https://www.stadtwerke-wismar.de/de/Unte...
30 September 2021
Cyber attack on Dessau city hospital
Städtisches Klinikum Dessau, Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
https://www.klinikum-dessau.de/ueber-uns...
30 September 2021
Ransomware at an institute of the University of Leipzig, Germany
Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie (IMISE), Leipzig, Saxonia, Germany
15 October 2021
Ransomware at municipal IT service provider in Germany

This caused outages in several municipal administrations and businesses in the area.

Kommunalservice Mecklenburg AöR (KMS), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
15 October 2021
Ransomware at the city administration of Schwerin, Germany

The city's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.

City administration, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
15 October 2021
Municipal administration of Neustadt-Glewe, Germany, affected by hacker attack

The administration's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.

Administration, Neustadt-Glewe, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.neustadt-glewe.de/Kurzmen%C3...
15 October 2021
Ludwigslust-Parchim county, Germany, affected by malware

The administration's IT service provider fell victim to a ransomware attack.

Ludwigslust-Parchim county administration, Parchim, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.kreis-lup.de/Kurzmen%C3%BC/S...
17 October 2021
Hacker attack on the city of Witten, Germany
City administration, Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
https://www.witten.de/willkommen-in-witt...
18 October 2021
Cyber attack on IT service provider of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state administration

This caused IT outages in several city administrations.

DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
https://www.zeit.de/news/2021-10/18/schw...
21 October 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...
25 October 2021
Cyber attack on automotive supplier in Germany
Eberspächer, Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen...

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Background image of the animation:
Sentinel-2 cloudless 2016 - https://s2maps.eu by EOX IT Services GmbH (Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2016 & 2017) - licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

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