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“Immense” Attack: Second Cruise Line Being Cyber Attacked This Month

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PortandTerminal.com, December 29, 2020 HAMBURG, GERMANY – AIDA cruise ships, including the Aidamar and the Aidaperla, are suffering what has been described as an “immense” IT problem. The German newspaper Bild reports that the AIDA cruise line’s operations in its home port of Rostock, Germany have been affected by the failure of the company’s land-based and shipboard telephone and internet systems. This is at least the …

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Cruise line hit by serious ransomware attack

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REUTERS, DECEMBER 14, 2020 OSLO, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten said it had suffered a serious ransomware cyber attack on Monday and several of its systems are paralysed. But it said it had no safety concerns for two ships heading up to the far north of Norway, the cyber attack had not disrupted communication with them and …

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Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of binary code

REUTERS, OCTOBER 23, 2020 (Reuters) – The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The situation in Louisiana …

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Russian government agents charged with that massive 2017 Maersk cyber-attack

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak

PortandTerminal.com, October 20, 2020 The US Department of Justice has charged six Russian intelligence agents with being behind that 2017 cyber-attack that hit Maersk, among others, costing the shipping group upwards of USD 300 million WASHINGTON – The United States has indicted six Russian from the GRU intelligence agency for their alleged roles in a series of attacks causing billions …

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Iran says it ports were the target of major cyber-attack

Container yard at port. Cranes. Warehouse

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2020 Iran said on Thursday that the country’s main ports had been targeted in a “large scale” cyber-attack. TEHRAN – Iran was hit by a major cyber-attack on Wednesday, which disrupted one of its largest ports and shut down government services. According to the Israeli news site N12, the attack struck the Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, Iran’s …

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Second Cyber Attack in a Week Hits Global Shipping Industry

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BLOOMBERG OCTOBER 1, 2020 IMO, shipping industry’s governing body is the latest victim of IP breach | French shipper CMA CGM says it’s gradually restoring network By Brendan Murray for Bloomberg – The global shipping industry sustained a second cyber attack within a week that’s raising concern about disruptions to supply chains already straining to move goods heading into the usual …

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CMA CGM Under Cyber Attack — Ransomware

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PortandTerminal, September 28, 2020 Hackers who attacked using Ragnar Locker ransomware instruct CMA CGM to contact them within two days ‘via live chat and pay for the special decryption key’ MARSEILLE, FRANCE – French shipping line CMA CGM confirmed this morning that it is dealing with a cyber-attack that is impacting peripheral servers. A number of the shipping group’s websites have been …

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Hackers Are Targeting the Remote Workers Who Keep Your Lights On

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BLOOMBERG, JULY 29, 2020 Cyberattacks on electric grid have surged 35% during pandemic | Power companies say they’re boosting security against assault By Chris Martin and Gerson Freitas Jr for Bloomberg – In July alone, hackers took over the twitter accounts of U.S. politicians, stole terrabytes of coronavirus research and even infiltrated the U.K.’s Premier League soccer clubs. Can they cut off your electricity, too? They’re trying. With millions …

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CYBERSECURITY: Anonymous Says It’ll ‘Expose’ Minneapolis Police, Hack Website

BLOOMBERG, MAY 31, 2020 Decentralized hacktivists target police violence on Facebook | Two Minneapolis websites displayed signs of being hacked By Kartikay Mehrotra for Bloomberg – The Minneapolis Police Department’s website has shown signs of a hack since late Saturday, days after a video purported to be from the hacktivist group Anonymous promised retribution for the death of George Floyd during …

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Cyber Attack on Asian Ports could cost $110 Billion, Lloyd’s warns

October 30, 2019 by Reuters By Simon Jessop LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – A cyber attack on Asian ports could cost as much as $110 billion, or half the total global loss from natural catastrophes in 2018, a Lloyd’s of London-backed report said on Wednesday. Cyber insurance is seen as a growth market by insurance providers such as Lloyd’s, which specialises in covering commercial …

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