Oil terminals disrupted after European ports hit by cyberattack

Port facilities in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands have been targeted by a large-scale cyberattack, authorities say. Officials say the hack began several days ago and has primarily disrupted operations at oil terminals, preventing tankers from delivering energy supplies. German Read More …

After ransomware attack, global logistics firm Hellmann warns of scam calls and mail

German logistics giant Hellmann has warned its customers and partners to be on the lookout for fraudulent calls and mail after the company was hit with a ransomware attack two weeks ago. In an update about the cyberattack that initially Read More …

German logistics giant Hellmann reports cyberattack

Billion-dollar logistics firm Hellmann Worldwide Logistics reported a cyberattack this week that forced them to temporarily remove all connections to their central data center. The company said the shut down was having a “material impact” on their business operations. The Read More …

Cybercriminals sell access to international shipping, logistics giants

Cybercriminals are offering initial access for networks belonging to key players in global supply chains, researchers warn. On Tuesday, Intel 471 published an analysis of current black market trends online, revealing instances of initial access brokers (IABs) offering access to Read More …

Iran’s secret cyber files on how cargo ships and petrol stations could be attacked

Classified documents, allegedly from Iran, reveal secret research into how a cyber attack could be used to sink a cargo ship or blow up a fuel pump at a petrol station. The internal files, obtained by Sky News, also include Read More …

Ransomware’s perfect target: Why shipping and logistics industry needs to improve cybersecurity, before it’s too late

Ransomware attacks against the shipping and logistics industry have tripled in the past year, as cyber criminals target the global supply chain in an effort to make money from ransom payments. Analysis by cybersecurity company BlueVoyant found that ransomware attacks Read More …

Industries critical to COVID-19 response suffer surge in cloud cyberattacks

Industries and organizations critical to the fight against COVID-19 have faced a surge in cyberattacks due to their rapid transition to cloud platforms in light of the pandemic. When the world first began to take notice of the global spread Read More …

U.S. National Cybersecurity Plan Promises to Safeguard Maritime Sector

The U.S Government released on January 5, 2021, a cybersecurity plan to secure the nation’s maritime sector against cybersecurity threats that could endanger national security. The Maritime Cyber Environment With International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) mandate “to ensure that cyber risks Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

xHunt Campaign: Newly Discovered Backdoors Using Deleted Email Drafts and DNS Tunnelling for C2

The xHunt campaign has been active since at least July 2018 and we have seen this group target Kuwait government and shipping and transportation organizations. Recently, we observed evidence that the threat actors compromised a Microsoft Exchange Server at an Read More …