Tuesday’s massive ransomware attack which spread across the world claimed a big shipping scalp in the form of Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk. The cyber attack caused outages of Maersk’s computer systems across the world.
“We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyber attack,” Maersk said on Twitter.
The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, oil and gas production, drilling services, and tankers.
It marks the most high profile victim yet of a cyber attack in shipping.
We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units. We are currently assessing the situation.
— Maersk (@Maersk) June 27, 2017