Mediterranean Shipping Company MSC hit by a Cyber Attack

Mediterranean Shipping Company shortly known as MSC was hit by a cyberattack on April 9th last week disrupting the services of the company across the world to a partial note. Highly placed sources say that the impact could have been limited to the servers operating in Geneva and so the attack outcome will be minimal.


The kind of attack is yet to be confirmed by the authorities. But the company’s official website and myMSc have been down from Friday last week.


Details of the disruption were first posted on MSC Cargo’s Twitter account and since then the website has remained inaccessible for employees, clients, and customers. A message posted on the home page says that the web portal has been pulled down due to prolonged maintenance.


Prima Facie revealed that some servers in Geneva headquarters were hit by file-encrypting malware which indicates that some machines of the container vessels offering company were targeted by ransomware.


INTTRA and GT Nexus booking platforms are still functional as they are being seeded on different servers.


Note- MSC based in Geneva, Switzerland has over 480 offices across 155 countries on a worldwide note with an employee count of 24,000. Its vessels have access to over 315 ports and sail on more than 208 trade routes. From the year 2014, the company has also ventured into Cruise-line business offering its customers many holiday cruises privileges on hire.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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