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Maersk Impacted by Cyber Attack “Petya”

On Tuesday, the ‘Petya’ ransomware cyberattack began hitting companies throughout Russia, Ukraine, France, Denmark and the U.S.   Initial reports indicated the attack disrupted more than 80 companies.  Infected computers displayed a message demanding a Bitcoin ransom. The cyberattack hit numerous companies ranging from food processors to crude oil producers to European government agencies as well as A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company.

Maersk reported via Twitter that the breakdown affects all company business units. 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, with Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reporting that 17 shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals had been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world.  Below is what we have been able to confirm so far:

  • APM Terminal – Elizabeth, NJ – Gate activities currently suspended.
  • APM Termainl – New York, NY – Gate activities currently suspended.
  • APM Terminal – Los Angeles, CA – The most recent report indicates that operations were halted this morning, remaining shut down until at least 5:00 p.m.

MIQ Logistics will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds. For more information, please contact your local MIQ Logistics representative.