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WARNING: Hackers using “Coronavirus” in email phishing/malware attacks

PortandTerminal.com, February 26, 2020 LONDON – It seems that every time there is a crisis in the world there are disgusting humans out there who will use it to their advantage. Here’s the latest example. Hackers are using the coronavirus crisis to try and trick maritime industry people into clicking on phishing links in emails or deliver malware. Their goal, …

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“Shipping is so insecure we could have driven off in an oil rig” – Pen Test Partners

Oil rig with supply ship nearby

PortandTerminal.com, February 20, 2020 LONDON – Recently, penetration testers looking at commercial shipping and oil rigs discovered a whole host of security blunders and vulnerabilities – including one set that would have let them take full control of a rig at sea. The Register, a UK based news website that covers IT and science news published an interview with Ken …

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Insurers look to curb ransomware exposure as U.S. cyber rates rise

Reuters, January 22, 2020 (Reuters) – U.S. insurers are ramping up cyber-insurance rates by as much as 25% and trying to curb exposure to vulnerable customers after a surge of costly claims, industry sources said. The changes follow a challenging year of hackers using malicious programs, known as ransomware, to take down systems that control everything from hospital billing to …

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“Iran will likely carry out cyber attacks in the coming weeks” – Former DHS adviser

Former Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert.

PortandTerminal.com, January 9, 2020 WASHINGTON – Tom Bossert, a former senior homeland security adviser to Trump, predicted that Iran will likely carry out cyber attacks in the coming weeks as tensions between Tehran and Washington remain high. Bossert, who is now the chief strategy officer at Trinity Cyber Inc., a cyber-security company, made the comments Thursday in an interview with …

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IRAN: Dept.of Homeland Security’s CISA issues cyber warning to US companies

Iranian flag created using colored ones and zeros

PortandTerminal.com, January 7, 2020 Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an Alert warning about potential cyberattacks on U.S. companies by Iran. To read the full alert click here We are reprinting key elements of CISA’s alert (AA20-006A) below: Summary …

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Maritime Image of the Day: North America’s Oldest Lighthouse

Photograph of Sambro Island Lighthouse in rough seas as waves crash onto the rocky shoreline

PortandTerminal.com, January 5, 2020 SAMBRO, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day was taken by photographer Kevin Hall and features the Sambro Island Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in North America. Located in Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast, the Sambro Lighthouse was built in 1758. More than 250 years later, it still stands and is in operation. The lighthouse …

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USCG says ransomware took down maritime facility for 30 hours

PortandTerminal.com, December 28, 2019 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published a marine safety alert to inform of a Ryuk Ransomware attack that took down the entire corporate IT network of a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facility earlier this month. That is a major hit. The USCG alert did not, however, identify which facility was attacked. Here’s …

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WATCH: Ocean Cleanup completes Mission #1 in Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Photo of white, floating boom collecting floating plastic garbage

PortandTerminal.com, December 14, 2019 The Ocean Cleanup announced that its system is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris, from massive ghost nets down to microplastics one millimeter in size VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, has brought the first batch of ocean plastic to shore following …

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NASA robot tested in Antarctic waters for mission to Europa seeking life

PortandTerminal.com, November 24, 2019 An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper  mission’s next phase. KINGSTON, TASMANIA – The Australian Antarctic Program is working with NASA this summer to test an under-ice robot which may eventually be used …

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