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Two Major International Shipping Firms Infected by Ransomware.

As organisations become more distributed, network security is an ongoing challenge, and two major worldwide operators have suffered from attacks in recent times.

Chinese shipping firm Cosco, the fourth largest of maritime operator in the world, has been caught out by Windows ransomware which knocked out some electronic communications at several of its North American locations.

Cosco said a “local network breakdown” had hit its American region. The firm’s US website plus email and many phone lines were all rendered inoperable by the outbreak.


Last year, shipping giant Maersk suffered a series of problems when it was infected by the Wannacry ransomware. Cleaning up required the firm to shut its facilities at the Port of Los Angeles for three days.

The story surfaced on the BBC News page and can be read in full here

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Chris Sulej, commercial director of Utopia Technology said,
“Even with varying industry requirements and changing technological capabilities,
protecting data and IP is the top priority across the board.

“Our Forcepoint capability protects an enterprise’s data centres, edges, branches, cloud networks and the people that use them with the world’s best network security while saving valuable time and resources

“It’s a new approach to cybersecurity never seen before and as technology and users’ needs evolve, we constantly look to expand our offerings.”

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