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Old 02-05-2018, 10:17   #1
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Cyber-piracy in high seas shipping

Interesting article on cyber-piracy in high seas shipping
https://www.supplychaindive.com/news...r-risk/522417/

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It happened to Maersk in 2017 when a cyberattack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. The malware surfaced in Ukraine after being spread by a malicious update to MeDoc, the country's most popular accounting software. Maersk picked up an infection that hooked into its global network and shut down the shipping company, forcing it to halt operations at 76 port terminals around the world.

The attack, DuPont told webinar listeners, had a $350 million impact, and 40,000 devices had to be updated.

There are people who understand the way payments work and data is used in the maritime industry, and they manipulate it to commit cyber crime.


Stephen Simms

Maritime lawyer

Another example: In 2011, the The Iranian supply line IRISL suffered a highly disruptive cyberattack which damaged data, caused huge financial losses and resulted in large amounts of lost cargo. Its servers were compromised, logistics systems crashed, and the entire fleet of 172 vessels and shore-based systems were compromised. False information was entered into the system compromising manifests, falsifying rates, altering delivery dates and corrupting client-vendor data. It caused a major business interruption.
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