The increasing number of ransomware hacking attacks across the world makes more and more countries consider, implement and continually update security guidelines and data safety practices in cybersecurity. Switzerland is not an exception: according to the most recent statistics by Check Point Research
, the annual number of cyberattacks within the country increased by 65% in 2021.
As you might know, the core security focus in Switzerland is targeted at data protection, which is plain better than anywhere else in the world. Moreover, the country was among the earliest to have implemented the Federal Act on Data Protection of June 19, 1992 (DPA) and its ordinances. Also, Switzerland is compliant with the EU GDPR
– the official regulation on data protection and privacy.
But, security is not solely related to data protection: it's also the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from various types of digital attacks. One of the most efficient methods of resisting the latest cyber attacks is to learn about the high-profile breaches that occurred within a certain region or industry. So, in this article, we're going to analyze the details of the most infamous cyberattacks in Switzerland, uncovering how they happened and what measures were taken by the affected entities.