Top yacht retailer MarineMax says cyberattack led to major online data breach

MarineMax has confirmed suffering a cyberattack, thought to be ransomware, in which threat actors stole sensitive customer information. In an 8-K form, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 1, the company, one of the leading yacht Read More …

U.S. conducted cyberattack on suspected Iranian spy ship

The United States recently conducted a cyberattack against an Iranian military ship that had been collecting intelligence on cargo vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, according to three U.S. officials. The operation was intended to inhibit Read More …

Freight giant Estes confirms data breach, but says it won’t pay ransom

The October 2023 cyberattack against Estes Express Lines was indeed ransomware, but the company has paid no ransom demand as yet. The company confirmed the news in an email recently sent to affected customers. As per the email, sent to Read More …

Cybersecurity’s Importance in Military Maritime Operations

In an era defined by interconnectedness and digital transformation, the role of cybersecurity in modern maritime warfare has grown. The maritime domain is increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats which can have serious consequences to national security. Cybersecurity is no longer Read More …

Building strong cyber security into ship design

As digitalization makes great strides in the shipping world, connectivity and system integration expose ships to growing cyber risks. This means that cyber security must be engineered into the design of every new vessel. Suppliers must deliver secure systems, and Read More …

China’s Ministry of State Security warns of data security risks after Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center cyberattack

China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) on Wednesday warned of data security risks after recent reports identified US intelligence agencies were behind a cyberattack on Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center. A joint investigation team formed by the National Computer Virus Emergency Read More …

Japan’s biggest port hit by suspected cyberattack, operations halted

The Port of Nagoya, Japan’s largest port by total cargo throughput and responsible for handling some of Toyota Motor Corp.’s car exports, has suffered a crippling system glitch, with the port operator saying Wednesday it suspects a cyberattack. As of Read More …

Ransomware Attack Hits Ship-Tracking Firm Royal Dirkzwager

A team of ransomware hackers have published proprietary inside data allegedly obtained the Dutch shipping intelligence agency Royal Dirkzwager, according to cybsersecurity trade press. The leak purportedly include employee passports, contracts and other sensitive information. The hackers claim to have Read More …

Hydrochasma: Previously unknown group targets medical and shipping organizations in Asia

Shipping companies and medical laboratories in Asia are being targeted in a likely intelligence-gathering campaign that relies exclusively on publicly available and living-off-the-land tools. Hydrochasma, the threat actor behind this campaign, has not been linked to any previously identified group, Read More …