List of major cyber attacks in 2020

DateCompanySector ofactivityHead officeConsequences
January 2020Estée LauderCosmeticsUnited States
440 million pieces of data stolen.
The company's reputation was at stake.
January 2020Bouygues ConstructionFrench construction companyFrance
The group's activities were halted.
Ransom demand following the theft of confidential data.
March 2020Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)HealthParis, France
Shutdown and paralysis of a part of the computer servers.
March 2020ChubbInsuranceUnited States
Attack with ransom demand.
April 2020Marriott InternationalHotel chainUnited States
5.2 million pieces of customer data stolen.
Disclosure of customers' personal data.
May 2020EasyjetAir transportUnited Kingdom
Access to the data of 9 million customers, including 2200 credit card data.
Significant risk of phishing.
June 2020University of California (UCSF)EducationUnited States
The spread of a virus disabled access to computer data.
UCSF paid 116.4 bitcoins to the electronic account of the virus authors.
July 2020Les Mutuelles du Mans Assurance (MMA)InsuranceFrance
Ransomware attempt.Total shutdown of the computer system and management services for several days.
September 2020The marine company CMA – CGMMarine transportationFrance
Malware intrusion in the group's peripheral servers.
Operations at the Chinese subsidiaries have been affected.
October 2020Düsseldorf HospitalHealthGermany
The hospital no longer has access to medical data. Surgeries have been cancelled.
Death of a patient during her transfer to another hospital.
December 2020The European Medicines Agency / Pfizer Laboratory (AEMA)HealthAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Covid-19 vaccine-related documents were illegally accessed.

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