List of Successful Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches

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Cyber Attacks Database

The following list of cyber attacks and data breaches covers major successful attacks on companies globally. The comprehensive list shows attacks over the past 10 years and can be filtered by Industry and Date. Please click on the provided links for further information about each incident.

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Danish Central Bank

Company:

Danish Central Bank

Industry:
Financial and Insurance Services
Date:
January, 2023
Type of Hack:
DDoS
Damage:
Websites access disrupted
Logos-T-Mobile

Company:

T‑Mobile

Industry:
Information Media and Telecommunications
Date:
January, 2023
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
37 million customers may be impacted
Logos-Royal Mail

Company:

Royal Mail

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
January, 2023
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Unable to dispatch items to overseas destinations
Logos-Yum Brans Inc

Company:

Yum Brands Inc

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
January, 2023
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Closure of nearly 300 restaurants in the United Kingdom for a day
Logos-HACLA

Company:

HACLA

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Date Breach
Damage:
15 terabytes of data from the housing agency stolen; screenshots posted online
Logos-CentraState Medical Center

Company:

CentraState Medical Center

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
IT shutdown
Logos-Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Company:

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Industry:
Mining
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Switched to manual processes and preventatively shutdown to determine the effect on its control system
Logos-MercuryIT

Company:

Mercury IT

Industry:
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Multiple NZ-based orgs impacted and have appeared on LockBit’s victim blog
Logos-TPG

Company:

TPG

Industry:
Information Media and Telecommunications
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
15,000 customer email accounts affected; Cryptocurrency and financial information may be taken
Logos-MetropolitanOpera

Company:

Metropolitan Opera

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Website, box office, and call center shut down
MicrosoftTeams-image (1)

Company:

Okta Inc.

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Source code repositories accessed
Logos-Arnold Clark

Company:

Arnold Clark

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Computer and telephone systems affected
Logos-Jakks Pacific

Company:

Jakks Pacific

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
data leaked; $5 million ransom demanded
Logos-SickKids

Company:

SickKids

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Delayed lab and imaging results, knocked out phone lines and staff payroll system shut down
Logos-Queensland University of Technology

Company:

Queensland University of Technology

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
IT systems were shut down and the effects of the hack could be felt for weeks
Logos-BitKeep

Company:

BitKeep

Industry:
Financial and Insurance Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Trojan
Damage:
An estimated $9.9 million worth of assets have been plundered
Logos-Bristol Community College

Company:

Bristol Community College

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Network interruption issue impacting onsite internet and network functions
Logos-Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Company:

Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Industry:
Manufacturing
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Email addresses and customer management numbers of some customers who subscribed to T-Connect had leaked
Logos-BTCcom

Company:

BTC.com

Industry:
Financial and Insurance Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
$3 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen
Logos-Central Bank of Iran

Company:

Central Bank of Iran

Industry:
Financial and Insurance Services
Date:
December, 2022
Type of Hack:
DDoS
Damage:
Unknown
AIIMS

Company:

AIIMS

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Network outages resulting in long queues and errors in handling emergency cases
Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL’s)

Company:

Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL’s)

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Malware
Damage:
Delayed settlement activities
WhatsApp

Company:

WhatsApp

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
500 million user records posted for sale
Greene County Tech School District

Company:

Greene County Tech School District

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Computer and phone systems shut down
Sobeys

Company:

Sobeys

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Unknown
Vanuatu

Company:

Vanuatu

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Online communications have been paralysed
NormanPublicSchools

Company:

Norman Public Schools

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Unknown
Salud Family Health

Company:

Salud Family Health

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Sensitive patient and employee information was made available to an unauthorized party
PNORS Technology Group

Company:

PNORS Technology Group

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Data stolen
Jeppesen

Company:

Jeppesen

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Flight planning disruption
Maple Leaf Foods

Company:

Maple Leaf Foods

Industry:
Manufacturing
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Some operational and service disruptions
North Idaho College

Company:

North Idaho College

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Forced network shut down
European Parliament

Company:

European Parliament

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
DDoS
Damage:
Website faced a "sophisticated" cyberattack disrupting its services
Apprentice Information Systems

Company:

Apprentice Information Systems

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Potential breach discovered affecting Arkansas government offices, including Boone County
Guadeloupe

Company:

Guadeloupe

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Shuts down all computer networks to protect data
City of Westmount

Company:

City of Westmount

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Computer outage and disabled email servers
Logos-DraftKings

Company:

DraftKings

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
68,000 users impacted and resulted in approximately $300,000 in unauthorized transactions
Logos-airasia

Company:

AirAsia

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Approximately five million passengers and all AirAsia employees' personal data compromised
City School District of Albany

Company:

Albany City School District

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
November, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Forced to stay offline for 3 days and unable to access digital resources
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory

Company:

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Astronomical observations and public website suspended
Aurubis

Company:

Aurubis

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
IT systems shut down
MedStar

Company:

MedStar

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
911 computer-aided dispatch and patient care reporting systems affected
METRO

Company:

METRO

Industry:
Wholesale Trade
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Experienced a partial IT infrastructure outage of several technical services
Republic of Bulgaria

Company:

Republic of Bulgaria

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Websites of the Bulgarian presidency and several other government ministries paralyzed
Bluecoat School

Company:

Bluecoat School

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Pupils' data spread online
Binance logo

Company:

Binance

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
$100 million to $110 million in funds were taken
Verizon

Company:

Verizon

Industry:
Information Media and Telecommunications
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Prepaid customers data exposed
Ferrari logo

Company:

Ferrari

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
7GB of documents including datasheets and repair handbooks posted online
Tata Power logo

Company:

Tata Power

Industry:
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
IT infrastructure and systems affected
St. Luke logo

Company:

St. Luke

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Houston's St. Luke's vital patient-record system remains shut down leaving patients vulnerable
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Hospitals logo

Company:

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Hospitals

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Online patient portal scheduling system down; surgeries and other appointments affected
MercyOne logo

Company:

MercyOne

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Unknown
Medibank Group logo

Company:

Medibank Group

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
As a precaution, Medibank Group had taken several services offline
Forcenet

Company:

ForceNet

Industry:
Information Media and Telecommunications
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Some private information may have been stolen
Dropbox

Company:

Dropbox

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Phishing
Damage:
At least 130 software code repositories stolen
Costa Group logo

Company:

Costa Group

Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Phishing
Damage:
Unknown
Massy Distribution Jamaica logo

Company:

Massy Distribution Jamaica

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Unknown
Mercantile Co-op Bank

Company:

Mercantile Co-op Bank

Industry:
Financial and Insurance Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Main server of the computer was affected; ransom in the form of bitcoin has to be remitted
Slovakia

Company:

Slovakia

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Parliament session voting suspended
CommonSpirit Health logo

Company:

CommonSpirit Health

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
IT disruptions at multiple subsidiary hospitals across the U.S.
The Smith Family

Company:

The Smith Family

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Donors’ confidential information including credit card details accessed
CHI Mercy Medical Center

Company:

CHI Mercy Medical Center

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
In payroll limbo after an attack against the hospital’s parent company, CommonSpirit Health
MyDeal

Company:

MyDeal

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
2.2 million customer data exposed
Pendragon

Company:

Pendragon

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
October, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
5% of its database stolen; £54m ransom demanded
UAB Revolut Bank logo

Company:

UAB Revolut Bank

Industry:
Financial and Insurance Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Data of 50,150 customers globally and 379 Lithuanians compromised
Rockstar Games

Company:

Rockstar Games

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Test gameplay footage of upcoming video game Grand Theft Auto VI leaked
MicrosoftTeams-image (13)

Company:

Moscow University

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
New masters degree at Moscow university hit
The Physicians

Company:

Physicians’ Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach/Ransomware
Damage:
Claims to have taken certain information/recordings that may be made public
IPCA Laboratories logo

Company:

IPCA Laboratories

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
500 gigabytes of data stolen
Suffolk County logo

Company:

Suffolk County

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Documents stolen and posted on dark web
Uber logo

Company:

Uber

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Access to other internal systems, posting an explicit photo on an internal information page for employees
Tifton

Company:

Tift Regional Medical Centre

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Disabled computer network system
TAP Air Porugal

Company:

TAP Air Portugal

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Information of 1.5 million TAP Air Portugal customers offered on the dark web
South Redford School District

Company:

South Redford School District

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Michigan school district closes for 2 days
Optus

Company:

Optus

Industry:
Information Media and Telecommunications
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Unauthorized access of current and former customers’ information
Narasi

Company:

Narasi

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Unknown
Boulder County

Company:

Boulder County, Colo.

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Spear phishing
Damage:
Lost $238K
Oakbend Medical Center

Company:

OakBend Medical Center

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
All hospital systems are offline and in lockdown mode for 3 weeks
Savannah College of Art and Design

Company:

Savannah College of Art and Design

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
69,000 files stolen including passports, bank statements and other documents
MicrosoftTeams-image (6)

Company:

Elmbrook School District

Industry:
Education & Training
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Student, staff data posted on dark web
MicrosoftTeams-image (8)

Company:

Philippine Airlines

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Lost "limited information" on members who signed from 2015-17
Events D.C.

Company:

Events D.C.

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Sensitive employee and customer data compromised
MicrosoftTeams-image (24)

Company:

Go-Ahead

Industry:
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Software used to schedule bus services hit
MicrosoftTeams-image (23)

Company:

InterContinental Hotels

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Disruption to the corporation's online booking systems and other services.
South Korea logo

Company:

South Korea

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
September, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
Three of the country’s official YouTube channels were hacked
MicrosoftTeams-image (7)

Company:

Le Havre

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
August, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
It resulted in “an inaccessible information system” and “sensitive data was encrypted"
Center Hospitalier Sud Francilien (CHSF) logo

Company:

Center Hospitalier Sud Francilien (CHSF)

Industry:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Date:
August, 2022
Type of Hack:
Ransomware
Damage:
Impacted the hospital’s entire network; a ransom demand of 10 million dollars
Montenegro

Company:

Montenegro

Industry:
Other Services
Date:
August, 2022
Type of Hack:
Unknown
Damage:
The computer systems of several institutions have been “infected”
Fremont County government services logo

Company:

Fremont County

Industry:
Administrative and Support Services
Date:
August, 2022
Type of Hack:
Malware
Damage:
Impacted county government systems
MicrosoftTeams-image (9)

Company:

Cisco

Industry:
Information Media and Telecommunications
Date:
August, 2022
Type of Hack:
Vishing
Damage:
The attacker ultimately succeeded in achieving an MFA push acceptance, granting them access to VPN
South Staffordshire Water logo

Company:

South Staffordshire Water

Industry:
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Date:
August, 2022
Type of Hack:
Data Breach
Damage:
Published sensitive employee data
MicrosoftTeams-image (3)

Company:

National Health Service