Port of San Diego Hit by Cyber Attack

The Port of San Diego has experienced a serious cyber security incident that has disrupted the agency’s information technology systems, the port said in a statement. The port’s investigation has so far determined that ransomware was involved in this attack. The ransom note requested payment in bitcoin, although the amount that was requested was not disclosed.
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Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it had “commenced search (and) rescue operations” for the abducted crew from the MV Glarus. The ship
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Castigated by U.S. President Donald Trump as relying too much on Russian gas supplies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Azerbaijan this week to discuss the development of a southern pipeline to deliver gas to Europe from the Caspian. The visit underscores Merkel’s openness to finding alternative sources of affordable gas even as she remains
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Seven Saudi tankers appear to have shut off their transponders that make their position visible to the world after last week’s Houthi attack on two VLCCs in the Red Sea, according to S&P Global Platts trade flow software cFlow. Two unnamed Saudi-owned VLCCs were attacked off the west coast of Yemen last week, prompting state-owned
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Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela comments on COSCO cyber-attack: “Reports that cyber hackers have successfully attacked COSCO Shipping Line’s Long Beach customer service centre, is very worrying indeed. While COSCO shut down its connections as a precautionary measure, we have to emphasise that ships are not islands, they are not self-contained units. This is a
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Armed pirates attacked two vessels in separate incidents on February 24 off the coast of Bonny Island, Nigeria, according to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. In the first incident, which occurred in the morning hours some 50 nautical miles off Bonny Island, some eight armed pirates in a speed boat chased a container vessel underway.
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