The International Maritime Organization ( IMO) struggled on 16 October to restore its website to the UN agency’s website that is constantly interrupted.
The IMO website has been hacked 17 days ago and for 48 hours many IT devices of the organization have been shut down.
“The interruption of web-based services was caused by a sophisticated cyber-attack against the organization’s IT systems that overcame robust security measures in place,” the IMO said in a statement regarding this first cyber attack.
Since its website was down on 16 October, the IMO has introduced a new theme.
Another high-profile shipping brand in French container line CMA CGM was targeted in recent weeks by hackers. The company based in Marseille took two weeks to resolve a ransomware attack that hit it late last month.