CMA CGM hit by cyber attack

Marseille - French liner major CMA CGM confirmed that it was currently dealing with a cyber-attack impacting peripheral servers. The attack does not include CEVA Logistics: “As soon as the security breach was detected, external access to applications was interrupted to prevent the malware from spreading

Marseille - French liner major CMA CGM confirmed to Offshore Energy-Green Marine that it was currently dealing with a cyber-attack impacting peripheral servers. The attack does not include CEVA Logistics: “As soon as the security breach was detected, external access to applications was interrupted to prevent the malware from spreading. Our teams are fully mobilized and access to our information systems is gradually resuming, - the company said in an emailed statement. - The CMA CGM network remains available to the Group’s customers for all booking and operation requests. An investigation is underway, conducted by our internal experts and by independent experts.” As Offshore Energy-Green Marine reported earlier today, several websites of the French liner major have been down due to reported IT issues.

The company shared on its Twitter account that external access to its IT applications and booking systems were unavailable. These include the business sites for CMA CGM, APL, ANL and CNC. Some media outlets reported that the company has been hit by a ransomware attack by the Ragnar Locker group.

CMA CGM is the fourth container shipping company to experience a cyber attack including MSC, Cosco Shipping, and Maersk. MSC confirmed that some of its digital tools and its website were down due to a malware attack in April 2020. 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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