Norwegian delivery classification society DNV has been hit by a ransomware (opens in new tab) assault which compelled the corporate to close down a few of its servers.
The assault affected roughly 1,000 ships utilizing DNV’s ShipManager software program – a device that its clients use to watch totally different options of their delivery fleets.
DNV says some 300 corporations use the device to handle greater than 7,000 ships. Of that quantity, 70 corporations managing some 1,000 ships have been affected by the incident – round 15% of the full fleet.
Onboard, offline functionalities of the software program can nonetheless be used, the corporate additional mentioned, including that different methods onboard the vessels usually are not impacted by the ransomware assault. Moreover, the ships can nonetheless function.
Apart from the ShipManager servers, different servers and different knowledge have been additionally not affected, the corporate additionally mentioned.
Different particulars concerning the incident are lacking. The corporate didn’t say which group was behind the assault, or how the ransomware was deployed (if any malware, phishing, or social engineering was used within the assault). No teams have but taken duty for the assault.
We additionally don’t know the ransom demand, or the deadlines, as the corporate has declined to touch upon the potential of delicate knowledge being stolen, and likewise refused to say if the assault would trigger any delays for ships and cargo.
Nevertheless DNV did verify that the police and different regulation enforcement companies have been notified.
“The attack has been reported to the Norwegian Police, who has informed relevant police agencies. It was also reported to the Norwegian National Security Authority, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA) and the German Cyber Security Authority. All affected customers have been notified about their responsibility to notify relevant Data Protection Authorities in their countries,” the group said.
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