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IMO hit by cyberattack

The IMO has been hit with what the organization describes as a "sophisticated cyberattack." This affects the organization's website and its internal intranet.

Silence from CMA CGM about cyber attack confounds observers

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.

IT issues shut down CMA CGM websites

Several websites belonging to French CMA CGM are currently down. CMA CGM has informed its customers that the issues are related to internal problems, reveals a message ShippingWatch has read.

Blue Water hit by cyber attack

Hackers have tried to gain access to data and systems at Danish logistics company Blue Water Shipping. According to the company, the attack was "stopped and limited".

Norwegian shipyard hit by cyber attack

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 hacker attack following breakdown

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.

Hacker gained access to "compromising material" about Norden

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.

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.

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