MSC confirms malware attack

Geneva - Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has confirmed that some of its digital tools and its website were down due to a malware attack. The network outage which was affecting the company’s data centers in Geneva from Friday, April 10, was resolved Wednesday

Geneva - Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has confirmed that some of its digital tools and its website were down due to a malware attack. The network outage which was affecting the company’s data centers in Geneva from Friday, April 10, was resolved on Wednesday.

The outage was impacting the company’s digital booking tool myMSC, and the company’s agents around the globe took over via more traditional means to make sure the uninterrupted flow of cargo continued: "After a thorough investigation, we confirmed that it was confined to a limited number of physical computer systems in Geneva only and we determined that it was a malware attack based on an engineered targeted vulnerability, - the company said in a statement -. We have shared as per industry standards the malware with our technology partners so that mitigations could be made available not only to us."

The Geneva-based container shipping major explained that the attack had a limited impact on its operations and that its cargo operations continued as normal.

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