Major Cyber Attacks Witnessed Globally

SOCRadar, the early warning system for cyber incidents, closely monitors major cyber attacks witnessed globally. Below is a list of selected attacks.

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Company / Country Industry Details* Attack Vector Threat Group
Twitch / Global Live Streaming Service On hacker forums, a torrent link to a 125GB archive containing data allegedly stolen from roughly 6,000 internal Twitch Git repositories is shared Misconfigured server Undetermined
JVCKenwood / Japan, Global Electronics The ransomware group claimed to have stolen 1.7 TB of data Unauthorized access Conti

* Details given to these events might be claims by the threat actors.

Company / Country Industry Details* Attack Vector Threat Group
MyRepublic / Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia Telecommunication/ISP Personal information data of 80K mobile subscribers are exposed Access through a third-party data storage platform Unknown
Yandex / Russia Technology Solutions and Search Engine Provider DDoS attacks with 21.8 million requests per second (world record so far) DDoS attack Mēris Botnet
Fortinet / USA Cybersecurity Solution Provider 500 Fortinet VPN credentials are leaked Ransomware Groove
Bangkok Airways / Thailand Airline 6TB data stolen by using credentials leaked from breached Accenture systems Ransomware LockBit 2.0
Neiman Marcus / USA Luxury Retail Neiman Marcus sent notices of a data breach (online account credentials) to 4.3 million customers. The data breach started in May 2020 until it was discovered in September 2021 Undetermined Undetermined
Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover Bug / Global IT A bug in the Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover leaked around 100,000 credentials for Windows domains worldwide N/A Guardicore’s AVP of Security Research discovered the bug

* Details given to these events might be claims by the threat actors.

Company / Country Industry Details* Attack Vector Threat Group
Colonial Pipeline / USA Oil Affected its computerised equipment managing the pipeline, disrupting the fuel supply to most of the US East Coast for days Ransomware DarkSide
CNA / USA Finance Majority of policyholder data impacted Ransomware Phoenix Locker
Brenntag / Germany Chemical distribution Stolen 150 GB of data Ransomware DarkSide
LinkedIn / USA Social Media 500 M accounts leaked Data Breach Unknown
Facebook / USA Social Media Impacted 533 Million Users Data Breach Unknown
University of California Schools / USA Education Copied and transferred UC files by exploiting a vulnerability in Accellion’s file transfer service Ransomware Unknown
Washington DC Police Department / USA Government Leak of 250 GB data that includes the PII of confidential informants, persons of interests, and employees Ransomware Babuk
The Scripps Health / USA Health Stolen all patient records (a half-million patients per year through 2,600 affiliated physicians) Ransomware Ryuk
The Health Service Executive (HSE) / Ireland Government Stolen 700 GB of data Ransomware ContiLocker
JBS Foods / Brazil Food Unknown Ransomware REvil
McDonalds Fast food Exposed all U.S. business information, customer data in South Korea and Taiwan Data Breach Unknown

* Details given to these events might be claims by the threat actors.

Company / Country Industry Details* Attack Vector Threat Group
Channel Nine / Australia Television/Broadcasting Broadcasting and publishing systems were rendered unable Cyber espionage Unknown
Harris Federation / UK Education Temporarily disabled the devices and email systems, resulting in over 37,000 students being unable to access their coursework Ransomware Unknown
CNA Financial / USA Insurance Ransomware Evil Corp.
Kia Motors / South Korea Automobile Apps, phone services, payment systems, owner’s portal and internal sites are impacted Ransomware DoppelPaymer
Bonobos / USA Retail 70 GB SQL database leaked Data Breach ShinyHunters
Bangkok Airways / Thailand Airline 6 TB data stolen by using credentials leaked from breached Accenture systems Ransomware LockBit 2.0
Florida Water System / USA Supply Chain Attempted to Poison Water Supply in Florida Data Breach Unknown
Microsoft’s Exchange Server / USA Software Expose millions of users worldwide Zero-day exploits Unknown
Bombardier / Canada Aerospace Confidential data of customers, suppliers and employees compromised Data Breach Unknown
Acer / Taiwan Electronics Acer Suffered the Highest Ransom Demand in History of $50 Million Ransomware REvil
University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) / UK Education Caused disruption to services Unknown Unknown
Sierra Wireless / Multinational Electronics Internal operations disrupted Ransomware Unknowns
Accellion / China Supply Chain Customer data being stolen or compromised Zero-day exploits FIN11

* Details given to these events might be claims by the threat actors.