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Maersk Confirms Global IT Breakdown Caused by Cyber Attack

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Maersk Confirms Global IT Breakdown Caused by Cyber Attack 2017-06-28

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk said the Petya cyber attack caused outages to its computer systems across the world on Tuesday. The attack came as computer servers across Europe and in India were hit by a major ransomware attack.
The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers, the company said. Maersk's port operator APM terminals was also hit.
The IT breakdown could extend across the company's global operations, a spokeswoman said, but could not say how Maersk's operations were impacted.
The container shipping industry has lagged some other sectors in bringing processes online.
Read more in an article from Reuters.
In a notification this morning, Maersk provided a status update, as follows: 
  • All immediate vessel operations will continue as planned, making the majority of planned port calls
  • Access to most ports is not impacted, however some APM Terminals are affected and gates are closed
  • Cargo in transit will be offloaded as planned
  • Import cargo will be released to credit customers
  • New quotes and bookings cannot be accepted at this time 
Please contact your Milgram representative for updated status of any particular Maersk movement that is potentially impacted.


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