Shipping urged to improve cyber vigilance
Shipping companies are reminded to remain vigilant of cyber threats as the industry prepares for key security recommendations coming into force, and another shipowner repairs its business following a successful cyber attack
by Martyn Wingrove
Norwegian cruise and ferry operator Hurtigruten is recovering from a comprehensive ransomware virus data attack in mid-December. This forced the company to close down its servers and online booking services. Its websites were out of action, but were back in operation by 18 December.
This ransomware attack was the latest in a growing series of defence breaches at shipping companies and IMO’s headquarters in 2020. Other victims were Carnival Corp, CMA CGM and MSC.
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