Maritime industry now a major target for computer cyber attacks
Major advances in the rapidly changing maritime industry have made this area a top target for an increasing number of sophisticated cyber criminals. Their computer attacks are threatening vessels and ports that facilitate 95% of all UK trade – totalling around £500 billion.
Says Rick Flood, managing director of leading cybercrime firm Falanx Cyber, part of the Falanx Group: ‘We are regularly seeing reports of ransomware attacks. These are where computer systems are compromised and payments – often extortionate – demanded to unlock them’.
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