Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Merck hit by cyberattack causing mass disruption in Europe

Shipping giant Maersk confirms hacker attack on its IT system could be global Merck hit by cyberattack causing mass disruption in Europe
Preston Stone | 29 June, 2017, 07:30

"We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units".

"We are responding to the situation to limit the impact and uphold operations.

This is being addressed by the company and we do not know how long it would take to resolve the issue", the official said.

In Russia a powerful virus attack on their servers, said the company "Rosneft".

Seventeen shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals have been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world, Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reported on Wednesday.

German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post said systems of its Express division in the Ukraine have in part been affected by a cyber attack. The New Jersey-based company said it was investigating the attack.

In reference to the attack, the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management said Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system has been switched to manual and is operating normally.

The current attacks come weeks after the Wannacry ransomware attack, which impacted systems of many companies.

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Paul Tsui, managing director of one of Maersk's clients, Hong Kong-based logistics company Janel Group, said in an email sent to Reuters that "the system of Maersk has been shut down and not able to (be accessed) since late evening yesterday".

"We are talking about a cyberattack", Anders Rosendahl, a spokesman for the company, told The Associated Press. APM Terminals operates 76 port and terminal facilities in 59 countries around the globe. Most of the targets were in Ukraine and Russian Federation, but the attack also spread to major western corporations including the Danish shipping company Maersk, which operates out of APM Terminals in Mobile.

A ransomware attack hit 150 countries in May, though no NZ infections were confirmed.

Ransomware has hit India the government confirmed on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Saint-Gobain, the French building-materials group, said it had been affected by the virus and had isolated computer systems to protect data.

Hospitals, government offices and major multinationals were among the casualties of the ransomware payload, which locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release.

"A massive ransomware campaign is now unfolding worldwide", said Romanian cybersecurity company Bitdefender.

"It's more harmful to the organization that it affects, but because it's not randomly spreading over the internet like WannaCry, it's somewhat contained to the organizations that were connected to each other", Kalember said.

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