(News) IRAN- Iranian hackers are suspected in cyber breach and extortion attempt on Navy...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-13/iranian-hackers-suspected-in-austal-cyber-breach/10489310 Iranian hackers are believed to be responsible for a cyber security breach and extortion attempt on Australia's biggest defence exporter. Perth-based shipbuilder Austal earlier this month revealed an "unknown offender" had hacked into its...

WORLD- Cyberattack on Maersk highlights need for global strategy

http://www.joc.com/technology/global-prevention-strategy-needed-after-cyberattack-maersk_20170628.html It took a June 27 ransomware attack on Maersk Line that crippled its terminal arm and prevented new bookings to bring home the scope of the danger posed to the container shipping industry.

(News) WORLD- Congress seen as failing to prioritize maritime cyber risks.

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/maritime/congress-seen-as-failing-to-prioritize-cyber-risks The United States Coast Guard (USCG) routinely responds to cybersecurity breaches on ships at the same time lawmakers are failing to devote the attention and resources needed to help lessen the threat, according to...

WORLD- Petya could be worse than WannaCry

http://www.20minutes.fr/high-tech/2095183-20170627-direct-rancongiciel-petya-cyberattaque-mondiale-cours-systeme-informatique-tchernobyl-touche Berkeley security expert Nicholas Weaver explains at '20 Minutes' that Danish shipping carrier Maersk was using MeDoc software, the first vector of infection in Ukraine. Maersk used it in a Ukrainian branch but the...

(News) WORLD- Maritime transportation could be an ideal target for hackers

http://splash247.com/shipping-seen-softest-hacker-targets/ Shocking statistics published yesterday show just what a soft target shipping is for for hackers. A survey of nearly 6,000 active seafarers carried out by consultancy Euturenautics has shown 47% of respondents said that...

(News) WORLD- Cyber goons hack GPS system in order to cause collisions

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/not-just-somali-pirates-cyber-attacks-too-hit-ships/ Somali pirates are not the only threat faced by ships sailing the high seas. Large vessels out at sea are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks by sophisticated hackers sitting thousands of miles...

CYBERCRIMINALITY: another attack massive computing in the foulee of wannacry

http://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/wannacry-reflux-des-attaques-il-est-trop-tot-pour-accuser-qui-que-ce-soit-maj-39852524.htm The cyber-attack would already have made 200,000 victims in 150 countries at least. The global attack of ransomware, which has caused chaos, could return to the life to the extent that the workers return...

INDIA- India’s largest container port hit by global cyber attack

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-india-idUSKBN19J0DI?il=0 Operations at one of three terminals at India's largest container port JNPT, on the outskirts of India's commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack, The port said on Wednesday....

(Ops/Rescue) PAKISTAN – Byco Petroleum rescues 23 stranded fishermen

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/byco-petroleum-rescues-23stranded-fishermen-1000626.html Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited rescued twenty-three fishermen near Cape Mount Karachi after their boat developed; leaving them at the mercy of the ocean waves. Maritime Security Agency received distress calls from the stranded vessel, Al-Rizwana...

(News) WORLD – Safety at Sea and BIMCO cyber security whitepaper identifies maritime weak...

https://safetyatsea.net/news/2019/safety-at-sea-and-bimco-cybersecurity-whitepaper-identifies-maritime-weak-spots/ As part of its remit to shine a spotlight on safety issues for the maritime sector, Safety at Sea has had cyber security on its radar for a number of years and has conducted...