How Maritime companies can shield from Ransomware

In today’s digital age, ransomware attacks have become a grave concern for industries across the world. Maritime companies, with their extensive reliance on digital systems and global operations, are no exception. Protecting against ransomware is of utmost importance in safeguarding sensitive information, ensuring smooth operations, and preventing potential financial losses. In this article, we will […]

Maritime Companies Increasingly Paying Ransoms Amidst Ransomware Surge

In the double extortion strategy, cybercriminals first exfiltrate sensitive data from the victim’s servers and then encrypt the data, making it inaccessible. They then demand a ransom for both the decryption key and the assurance that they will not release the stolen data publicly. This places immense pressure on the targeted companies, leaving them with […]

Hackers lodge war with the Maritime sector by hitting DNV Shipmanager Software

As the maritime sector has become extremely dependent on technology tools, it is also attracting the attention of cyber criminals who are finding it as a lucrative target to mint money. Adding fuel to this are the vulnerabilities being observed in the system visibility tools that are being deployed because of OT/IT convergence. Although such […]

Human errors leading to an increase in cyber attacks on Maritime Industry

To all those who are concerned about the increase in cyber attacks on Maritime Industry, here’s an interesting finding to analyze. During a webinar conducted by Riviera, they revealed that the Human errors are causing an increase in cyber attacks on Maritime Industry. Riviera Cybersecurity Webinar held on March 16th, 2021 gave a conclusion that […]

Now China launches a cyber attack on Indian Maritime Ports

After infiltrating at least 10 computer networks related to Indian Power Grid Operations, the Chinese hacking group named RedEcho has reportedly targeted two maritime ports says a research carried out by Recorded Future- a Massachusetts based Cybersecurity and threat intelligence gathering firm. The highlight of the report is that the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team […]

Cyber Threat to Maritime TUG Owners

The Maritime Transportation System (MTS) in association with the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) of United States has issued a warning to all TUG owners that all their connected operations are vulnerable to cyber threats like malware hits, virus infections and state funded hacks. Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders should notify a fact over here […]

UK hosts £3 Million ‘Cyber Ship Lab’ to Prevent Cyber Attacks on Maritime

University of Plymouth, England has established a Cyber-Ship Lab worth £3 Million to fund research and development work to help prevent cyberattacks on Maritime systems. Objectively the research center will act as a culmination point for talent, innovation, and sophistication and will help secure Connected Maritime Systems on Ships. News is out that the study […]

Cyber Attack on Ship disrupts the functionality of onboard Control Systems

On July 8th of this year, the US Coast Guard issued a cybersecurity warning stating that all commercial vessels were vulnerable to cyber attacks. Explaining the incident with an example, the coast guard said that in Feb’19 a commercial vessel on an international voyage from the port of New York to New Jersey was impacted […]

Speedcast offers Cloud-based Solution to detect Cyber Threats on Maritime

Speedcast, an Australian company which offers Communications Satellite Technology has launched a cloud-based solution to thwart cyber attacks on vessels and other Maritime services. The Speedcast’s Cybersecurity as a Service solution is capable to defend maritime assets, detects and monitors threats and helps mitigate the risks of all cyber threat variants. Cybersecurity as a service […]

Over 50,000 ships are vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity Experts say that the ship’s navigational system is easy to intercept giving hackers an incredible opportunity to change the course of a cruise or a superyacht. And the news comes just a few months after researchers have proved that the GPS system of a cruise or a boat can be altered to get them […]

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