Shipping urged to improve cyber vigilance

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.

Cyber security, via Pexels

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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