IT security: hot on ports’ agenda

IT security: hot on ports’ agenda

Cyber security is becoming one of the primary issues for ports. In June 2017, A.P. Moller-Maersk fell victim of a global cyber-attack named Petya, which affected all Maersk business units, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, as well as oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers. The incident costed the company over USD 300mln in damages.

In total, 17 container terminals operated by APM Terminals were hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other countries. September 2018 has brought new cases.

By Julia Louppova

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