Intelligence service warns shipping against cyber attacks due to the Ukraine crisis

Tensions in Ukraine between Russia and the West prompts the Danish Defence Intelligence Service to warn against potential cyber attacks, referring to the NotPetya attack on Maersk in 2017.

When Maersk was hit in 2017 by the Russian NotPetya cyber attack, it resulted in costs of DKK 2bn. | Photo: Charlotte de la Fuente

The Danish Defence Intelligence Service (DDIS) warns that the ongoing political tensions in Ukraine between the West and Russia may result in an increased threat from so-called ”destructive cyber attacks.”

Therefore, Danish companies working globally such as Maersk, which in 2017 was targeted by a serious cyber attack coming from Ukraine, are to be extra attentive, assesses the Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS), filing under DDIS, to ShippingWatch.

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