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

cruise ship

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

Cruise line website screen shot.

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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Port Authorities pay heed. Fed warning on new cyberattack threats

PortandTerminal.com, October 12, 2020 U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issues warning on October 6 that state and local governments need to fortify their systems against the trojan Emolet. WASHINGTON – Port Authorities and shipping companies pay heed. A dramatic uptick in Emotet phishing attacks since July has led the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue a warning …

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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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Maritime Cyber Attacks Increase By 900% In Three Years


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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