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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.

Maersk's booking system up and running

Companies can once again book Maersk's vessels to transport their cargo, informs the Danish shipping giant. And APM Terminals' container terminals are operational again although there could be delays, says Maersk Group in its latest update about the massive cyber attack Tuesday.

APM Terminals: All terminals are open

According to Danish newspaper Børsen, APM Terminals has announced that all of its terminals are in operation. The company has been in contact with customers via email.

Customers lack clarity after Maersk cyber attack

Maersk customers such as Jysk and DSV are currently trying to get clarification concerning the situation following Tuesday's cyber attack. If worst comes to worse, they could look toward other carriers, they tell ShippingWatch.

Maersk IT systems still down due to cyber attack

The Maersk Group is on Wednesday morning CET still hit hard by the cyber attack which struck the group, and numerous other major international companies, Tuesday. 75 of APM Terminals' port facilities are hit. Maersk says on Wednesday that the issue has been contained.

Maersk confirms: IT crash is caused by hackers

A hacker attack has triggered a large-scale crash of Maersk Group's IT systems, the company tells ShippingWatch. It remains unknown how the group's customers will be impacted. APM Terminals has also been struck in ports in the US and Netherlands.

Intelligence agency warns of maritime cyber threats

The threat from cyber crime and cyber espionage is "very high" in the maritime sector, according to a threat assessment from the Danish Defence Intelligence Service's Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS). Read the report's main conclusions here.

IMO leaves cyber security to the industry

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee has discussed the growing threat of cyber crime against the shipping industry. Guidelines for how the industry is to handle the threat will now be compiled by Bimco.

Marine insurance CEO: Two big threats to shipping

Two big factors will be predominant in the future threat-scenario in shipping, assesses John Wiik. He has been the CEO of the marine insurance company Norwegian Hull Club for 31 years, and can look back on an industry that has undergone fundamental changes, he tells ShippingWatch.

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