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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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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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World’s biggest cruise line operator, Carnival, hit by ransomware attack

PortandTerminal.com, August 18, 2020 MIAMI – The world’s largest cruise shipping company Carnival Corporation was the victim of a ransomware attack on August 15, the company said in a regulatory filing. The attack accessed and encrypted a portion of one brand’s information technology systems, and included the download of certain of the company’s data files. “The Carnival data breach is …

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Hackers Are Targeting the Remote Workers Who Keep Your Lights On

Power lines hang from towers

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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More malware attacks: Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer hit by blackmail attempt

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PortandTerminal.com, May 10, 2020 Stadler, a Swiss manufacturer of railway rolling stock disclosed a data breach, hackers attempted to blackmail the company. BUSSNANG, SWITZERLAND – International rail vehicle manufacturer, Stadler, disclosed a security breach that might have also allowed the attackers to steal company data. Attackers confirmed that attackers compromised the IT network of the company and deployed some of its machines with malware …

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CYBERSECURITY: Shipping lines, airports and critical infrastructure under attack

Exterior of Prague Airport

PortandTerminal.com, April 18, 2020 WASHINGTON/PRAGUE – Prague Airport said on Saturday it had prevented several cyber attacks on its IT network in recent days, reinforcing warnings by the national cybersecurity watchdog of likely attempts to harm the country’s hospitals and infrastructure (Reuters). This announcement falls on the heels of MSC Shipping Line’s confirmation that their networks had been successfully attacked …

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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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