Cyber Attack & Data Breach List - January 2022

Eight UK cyber attacks and data breaches

Welcome to the first in our series of monthly lists of published UK cyber attacks and data breaches.  In the coming months we hope to provide a valuable resource to cyber security and business professionals alike, illustrating the current UK threat landscape and cyber crime activity.

By collating information from over 10,000 news sources we will ensure that every single cyber attack or data breach reported in the UK is listed and categorised on our website, and so ensure that there is no need for lengthy google searches to find out the latest cyber activity in your industry.

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In January there we eight data and cyber incidents combined in the UK, in the following sectors:

  • Education
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Health & Social Care
  • Manufacturing

04 Jan 2022

Black Country hospital trust suffers ‘significant IT data loss’

Health and Social Care

Hacking Incident

The NHS trust which runs hospitals in Sandwell and Birmingham experienced a 'significant IT data loss incident' which 'impacted upon staff and patient care', a health chief has revealed.

06 Jan 2022

COVID test data breach at Worcestershire school

Education

Data Breach

A mix-up at a school in Worcestershire, England, caused parents to receive the COVID-19 test results of other people’s children.

14 Jan 2022

Cyber attack on a payroll and accountancy company in the UK

Professional and Technical Services

Hacking Incident

Andrew Fahey, CEO at Brookson Group, informs customers via his LinkedIN profile that they have suffered a cyber security incident

17 Jan 2022

Umbrella company Parasol Group confirms cyber attack as 'root cause' of prolonged network outage

Professional and Technical Services

Hacking Incident

Umbrella company Parasol Group has confirmed why it shut down part of its IT last week: it found unauthorised activity from an intruder.

18 Jan 2022

More contractor pain: Parasol's sister firms, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams, confirm cyberattack

Professional and Technical Services

Hacking Incident

SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams – both contractor-focused beancounting firms owned by the same corporate parent as cyber-attack-struck UK umbrella company Parasol – have been hit by online attackers.

25 Jan 2022

Parents warned after 'data breach' at secondary school

Education

Data Breach

Parents are being warned over a suspected data breach at their children's school. Dozens of parents have reported receiving scam emails this week from a sender pretending to be from The Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port.

27 Jan 2022

Sensitive information leaked after data breach at Greensward Academy

Education

Data Breach

SENSITIVE information about pupils was leaked to parents and students following a data breach at a secondary school.

28 Jan 2022

Country's biggest double glazier Safestyle UK is hit by cyber attack

Manufacturing

Hacking Incident

The  country’s biggest double glazing installer has been hit by a cyber attack as spies warn of a threat from Russian hackers linked to fears of military action against Ukraine.

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Bob Nicolson | Head of Consultancy

bob.nicolson@nicolsonbray.com

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