IMO and CMA CGM hit by cybersecurity attacks this week

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has become the latest high profile maritime victim of a cyber-attack and has stated that cyber-attack overcame robust security measures in place and that  IMO IT technicians have shut down key systems to prevent further damage from the attack. The IMO is “working with United Nations IT and security experts to restore systems as soon as possible, to identify the source of the attack, and further enhance security systems to prevent recurrence.”

CMA CGM on Wednesday said this week’s cyber attack may have caused a data breach and it’s trying to gauge the scale and nature of the potential theft as it gradually re-establishes back office connections to the company network. As of today, access to CMA CGM’s eCommerce websites are still temporarily suspended but all communications to and from the CMA CGM Group are secure, including emails, transmitted files and electronic data interchange (EDI). Maritime and port activities are fully operational and alternative and temporary processes for bookings are in place.

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