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Notable Ransomware attacks in 2022


As 2023 winds down and those of us in cyber security keep eyes on the world as the Ransomware scourge continues to wreck businesses and organizations, here's a list of 10 high-profile victims and their attackers from 2022.


1. Colonial Pipeline (May 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack disrupted fuel supplies in the United States. The DarkSide ransomware group claimed responsibility.


2. Kaseya Supply Chain Attack (July 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- The REvil ransomware gang exploited a vulnerability in the Kaseya VSA software, affecting numerous managed service providers (MSPs) and their clients.


3. JBS Foods (May 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- JBS, one of the world's largest meat processors, fell victim to a ransomware attack attributed to the REvil group.


4. Quanta Computer (April 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- REvil targeted Quanta Computer, a major Apple supplier, and stole schematics for upcoming Apple products.


5. Accellion FTA Breach (December 2020, disclosed in 2022):

- The Clop ransomware group targeted organizations using the Accellion File Transfer Appliance, exposing sensitive data.


6. Viasat (June 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- The REvil group claimed responsibility for a ransomware attack on Viasat, a global communications company.


7. Travelex (December 2019, disclosed in 2022):

- The REvil group attacked Travelex, a foreign exchange company, encrypting critical files and demanding a ransom.


8. Toshiba Tec (May 2020, disclosed in 2022):

- The DarkSide ransomware group targeted Toshiba Tec, a subsidiary of Toshiba, demanding a ransom for stolen data.


9. CNA Financial (March 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- CNA Financial, a major U.S. insurance company, faced a ransomware attack attributed to the Phoenix CryptoLocker group.


10. Managed.com (March 2021, disclosed in 2022):

- The REvil ransomware group targeted Managed.com, a web hosting provider, impacting thousands of customers.


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