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Hacking is a growing threat to shipping

Hackers are becoming increasingly interested in shipping. A big problem for the industry, according to Reuters.

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Hacking is not just interesting on land - hacking is also becoming an increasingly bigger problem at sea.

Reuters points to three big examples: goods smuggled in containers through the Port of Antwerp, Somali pirates monitoring ships' routes, and hackers managing to shut down an oil rig by tilting it. Examples like these have made insurance brokers Willis describe hacking as a "time bomb" in the industry.

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