Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack

Image Courtesy: Maersk

A cyber attack has shut down IT systems across multiple sites and business units owned by Danish transport and logistics major A.P. Moller – Maersk, the company confirmed earlier today.

APM Terminals is said to be among the hit business units, with 17 terminals being hacked, according to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.

The terminals in question include two based in Rotterdam.

Maersk said it was assessing the situation, putting “safety of our employees, our operations and customers’ business as our top priority.”

More information on the matter is expected to follow.

APM Terminals is yet to reply to World Maritime News seeking comment on the matter.

The attack comes in the aftermath of Maersk’s digitalization moves aimed at “revolutionizing supply-chain management and global trade,” and saving tens of millions of dollars annually with the power of data.

To remind, earlier this year Maersk teamed up with American technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Microsoft Corp. on digitalization.

World Maritime News Staff

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >