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Cosco getting hacker attack under control

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.

Several of Cosco's systems still down after cyber attack

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's no technical way to protect yourself from hackers"

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.

False emails made Thorco Projects pay hacker

Thorco Projects, owned by the Stadil family, was tricked by a hacker last year who had taken over a well-known customer's email identity. The shipping company had to go to court to get the money back from the bank.

Maersk hit by new hacker attack

A.P. Moeller-Maersk, which has already been attacked once by hackers last year, has suffered another such attack, though the event has escaped public notice. Specifically, sensitive personnel data has been stolen from a Maersk-owned shipping company, reports Maritime Danmark according to Børsen.

Maersk: Market for cyber insurance is unripe

The market for cyber insurances is new and plagued by immaturity, says Maersk, which has been hit by hacker attacks in the past. Insurance broker agrees with the Danish transport company.

DFDS experiences new hacker attempts every single day

There is no doubt at DFDS: Today's hackers are so good that it is simply a matter of time before they wreak havoc at the carrier. CFO Torben Carlsen tells ShippingWatch how DFDS can best protect itself against the threat.

Carriers now showing interest in cyber insurances

Carriers have realized that they need to insure themselves against loss of earnings in the event of hacker attacks. Insurance companies report growing interest after the cyber attack against companies including Maersk in June.

Hacker attack caused delays at Maersk Line

When the delays were at their worst, Maersk vessels arrived a little over 24 hours late on average. But the delays were short-lived, according to a new analysis by SeaIntel. The IT problems are almost over, says Maersk Group.

Media: Many security issues for Maersk in Rotterdam

APM Terminals has been warned several times about its inadequate IT security at the Rotterdam terminals. Most recently in 2016, the port's management asked Maersk to deal with the problem, according to Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, reports Danish media Berlingske Business.

SeaIntel: Disturbingly low cyber security in the container industry

Almost half of the world's top 50 container carriers are unprepared for potential hacker attacks, determines an analysis from SeaIntel. The industry has a disturbingly low level of cyber security, SeaIntel writes, after Maersk Group was victim of a major cyber attack last week.

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