Ransomware severs 1,000 ships from on-shore servers

Norwegian maritime risk management business is getting a lesson in that very area, after a ransomware attack forced its ShipManager software offline and left 1,000 ships without a connection to on-shore servers.

DNV said the attack happened on January 7, and updated its report yesterday to say it involved ransomware – but affected vessels are not in any danger and can still operate normally, it added.

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Source: The Register