France-based container shipping company CMA CGM has finally joined the list of the Maritime companies that have been hit by a cyber attack, as the sea-line transporter released a statement on Monday stating that it became a victim of a cyber attack at the end of last week.
The other 3 companies that have been hit by a cyber attack are
a.) APM Maersk– hit by NotPetya ransomware in 2017.
b.) COSCO again hit by ransomware in July 2018.
c.) And MSC aka Mediterranean Shipping Company that was targeted by a malware strain in April 2020.
The website of cmacgm-group.com was also disrupted for few hours because of the cyber attack suspected to be of ransomware genre, but was brought back to life within no time- all thanks to an efficient business continuity plan.
CMA CGM says that the customer operations such as booking freight will be available with no interruption. However, the backend digital administration will witness a downtime for two days.
Note- The Acronym for CMA CGM is Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA) and Compagnie Generale Maritime (CGM) and that translates to ‘Maritime Freighting Company and General Maritime Company. The company is a leader among the shipping logistics companies as it uses over 200 shipping routes to transport goods to around 420 ports in 150 different countries via its 445 fleet vessels.