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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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Maritime Cyber Attacks Increase By 900% In Three Years

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PortandTerminal.com, July 21, 2020 Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900 per cent over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end. Addressing port and terminal operators during an online forum last week, Robert Rizika, Naval Dome’s Boston-based Head of North American Operations, explained …

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CyberAttack: Iran tried to poison Israelis by increasing chlorine levels in water

Water treatment facility. Man walking. Pipes

PortandTerminal.com, June 1, 2020 Hundreds could have become ill, western intelligence official tells Financial Times, as more details trickle in from April attack. JERUSALEM – An Iranian cyberattack in April on Israel’s water systems aimed to raise chlorine levels in drinking water, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, quoting an unnamed intelligence official from a Western country. The attack, first …

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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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Secret U.S. cyber mission devastated Iran’s vessel attack capabilities, officials reveal

US Cyber Command

PortandTerminal.com, August 29, 2019 Unnamed U.S. officials have told the U.S. media that covert attacks on Iranian intelligence systems in June had such a devastating impact, that the country has yet to recover its capabilities. WASHINGTON, DC – Recent American cyberattacks on an Iranian intelligence group were successful in reducing Iran’s capability to attack merchant shipping, American officials told the New York …

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