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Maersk hampered by global cyber attack

Even the largest Danish companies are not immune to computer hackers

A number of harbour terminals were hit by the cyber attack on Maersk (photo: Yann Fauché/Alma Mulalic)
June 28th, 2017 12:47 pm| by Stephen Gadd

Yesterday at around 13:30 the Danish shipping giant Maersk was hit by a global cyber attack that closed down IT-systems in several places in the world and across the group’s different divisions.

The company admitted that a number of its harbour terminals had been hit but stated that “at present, Maersk Oil, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Services, Maersk Tankers, Maersk Training, Svitzer og Maersk Container Industry have not been affected.”

Additionally, the company’s ships are also able to sail and their crews can communicate safely with the outside world.

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Taking precautions
According to the release, Maersk is also taking the necessary precautions to ensure continued operations.

The company was not willing to elaborate on the consequences of the attack at the present time. “The cumulative effect on our business is being evaluated,” said Maersk.