Cyber-Attack: What’s at Stake

Shipping begins to wake to the threat.

Cyber-Attack: What’s at Stake

By Payal Bhattar

The global shipping industry has come of age with more automation, game-changing technologies and the-internet-of-things. But embarking on this voyage has also made it a prime target for unforeseen, invisible, and highly destructive cyber-attacks.

Spoofing, jamming, phishing, malware and ransom ware are not terms that were associated with the maritime and shipping sector until recently. But reality has changed and so has the game. Physical attacks are passé and it’s the day and age of cyber criminals who are targeting critical infrastructure sectors like maritime and shipping to cause maximum damage.

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