Cyber Attack & Data Breach List - February 2022
Ten UK cyber attacks and data breaches
February saw the UK Government and public sector suffer two cyber attacks and two data breaches, continuing the ongoing trend of government agencies coming under increasing cyber crime pressure. Of note here the Ukrainian embassy suffered a cyber attack in the early days of the Russian invasion, part of an ongoing cyber warfare campaign.
In addition there were two data breaches within Health & Social Care, signalling that more care still should be taken by organisations who regularly handle personal data and health records in order to avoid data breach accidents.
Meanwhile Citibank was targeted in a phishing campaign, illustrating that email attacks and social engineering are still both popular and effective attack vectors, even against cyber mature industries such as financial services.
These contributed to an overall total of ten cyber and data incidents across the month in the UK, the highest total yet in 2022.
The following sectors were impacted:
- Government & Public Sector
- Health & Social Care
- Financial Services
01 Feb 2022
Hundreds of thousands of British Council students had their personal and login details exposed in a worrying data breach
01 Feb 2022
A Corby medical research team has apologised after those taking part in the town’s Covid vaccine trial inadvertently had their details shared.
03 Feb 2022
Shops have been warned deliveries of nuts and crisps could be at risk, after KP Snacks was hit by ransomware.
08 Feb 2022
The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) was the target of a "serious cyber-security incident", it has emerged.
10 Feb 2022
Between 8th & 12th January 2022 Milton Keynes College Group was subjected to a sophisticated cyber-attack designed to copy data and access College systems.
20 Feb 2022
Private medical information about tens of thousands of NHS patients has been leaked in a shocking data breach
21 Feb 2022
A COUNCIL reported four serious personal data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) last year.
25 Feb 2022
Email phishing campaign tries to steal Citibank customer credentials with fake banking notifications
28 Feb 2022
An Isle of Man firm which makes kettle safety controls has said it has been hit by a cyber attack "of Russian origin".
28 Feb 2022
THE UKRAINIAN Embassy in London has been cyber-attacked amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Bob Nicolson | Head of Consultancy