Just two out of 14 container lines have safeguarded themselves against IT criminals using their company's email system to conduct identity theft, shows new survey. Password protection and secure web solutions also lack behind at several carriers.
The cyberattack on logistics company Blue Water Shipping may have impacted the majority of its employees, the company informs ShippingWatch. Blue Water has reported the incident to the Danish police and the Danish Defence Intelligence Service, reveals access to documents.
It has now been 24 hours since CMA CGM promised an update on the cyber attack it is currently battling. But the container line has been quiet ever since, and this has caused shipping analyst Lars Jensen to wonder aloud on Linkedin. CMA CGM says it will give an update later today, Tuesday.
Shipyard Vard was hit by a cyber attack at the end of May. Following the attack, employees have received a text message saying that temporary dismissals may be necessary, according to a Norwegian media.
MSC confirms that a cyberattack was the cause of the container line's five-day breakdown over Easter. Both its main office and its website were affected. The carrier says no data have been compromised.
G2 Ocean has had to significantly bolster its IT security department. The shipping company notes an increasing cyber threat, and it is growing as shipping has become more digital, CEO tells ShippingWatch.
When an external consultant mistakenly clicked on a link in a phishing mail in July, he opened up for access to "compromising material" about Norden. The company informs that the access was limited and that procedures have been tightened. A month something similar happened again.
Cyber attacks, a new global, financial challenge and fluctuations in the energy crisis hold the potential to hit the shipping sector hardest in the next decade, say key industry stakeholders in a new report from Global Maritime Forum.
Cyberangreb, en ny global, økonomisk krise og udsving i energipriserne har potentiale til at ramme shippingbranchen hårdest i de kommende ti år, vurderer nøgleaktører i branchen i en ny rapport fra Global Maritime Forum.
Several shipping and logistics CEOs eye higher growth prospects for this year compared to 2017, shows a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, digitalization and environmental regulations cause concern.
The financial losses from cyber attacks now exceeded losses generated by natural catastrophes, says insurer Munich Re. Several insurance companies expect that the market for insurance against hacker attacks will double within a few years.
China's Cosco is in the process of getting its Americas business back under control following last week's cyber attack. The shipping company expects to have communication with customers "back on track" this week.
All vessels are operating normally and primary business systems are performing stably, writes Cosco in a lengthy announcement to customers regarding its recent cyber attack. However, several systems in the impacted region remain down.
There is no way for the shipping sector to technically protect itself from hackers monitoring emails and attempting to trick the companies out of money, says Cyberkeel founder Lars Jensen. Ultrabulk was able to stop a payment in the nick of time.