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James Fisher and Sons hit by cyber attack

UK marine services provide James Fisher and Sons has announced the it has been affected by a cyber security incident involving unauthorised access to its computer systems.

The company said that it took immediate steps to respond to the incident by appointing external specialists to investigate the circumstances and scope of the incident. As a precaution, it was decided that all affected systems would be taken offline, restricting access to communication and financial systems.

“Following containment of the incident, we are working with our cyber security experts on a safe recovery of systems, applications and data from our disaster recovery back-up. Work is ongoing to complete the recovery as quickly as possible and to minimise any impact on our businesses,” the company said.

Both regulators and law enforcement agencies in the UK have been informed of the incident and investigations are ongoing.

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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