Ransomware Attack Targets Marine Services Provider James Fisher

November 05: UK based Maritime services provider James Fisher & Sons(JFS) disclosed on Tuesday that it has become a victim of a cyber attack last week and has chosen to shut down its digital systems as a precautionary measure.

A third party company along with the IT Staff and few law enforcement officials are working 24/7 to recover the servers, applications, and data from the data backups.

Officials from the JFS based on the condition of anonymity spoke to media outlets that reported the attack was a ransomware variant that blocked files from access. In response to the announcement, shares in the company fell by 7%.

Source: Cybersecurity Insiders

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