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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

Train. Mountain

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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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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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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Innovator: “What makes ships unique is that they actively sail to where the threats are”

Photo of Leon Yen, Founder/CEO at THREATSPAN

PortandTerminal.com, May 7, 2019 Shipping and maritime is in the midst of digital transformation; unfortunately, enterprises in this space lack the cyber resilient foundations necessary for reaping the long term benefits of digitalinnovation. Singapore – Threatspan is a cybersecurity start-up that is focussed on helping shipping and maritime enterprises reduce their cyber risk exposure. The company was founded in 2017 …

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