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Maritime Sector targeted by cyber criminals, Norway warns

Maritime sector and the oil and gas sector have been
victims of cyber campaigns targeting several different sectors since June this
year, according to the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM).

The scope of these campaigns and the following
incidents have been global, but companies in the United States of America,
Europe, and the Middle East have been the main targets.
“The threat actors have demonstrated high ability and
capacity to conduct their operations. It has been reported attempts of digital
activity with malicious intent against some companies,” NSM added.
“Companies and organisations should be prepared for
continuous activity in the short to medium term.”
NSM National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the
Norwegian Maritime Authority, and the Norwegian Ship owners’ Association
assessed that all types of ships and ship owners’ land-based infrastructure can
be vulnerable to cyber incidents within the maritime sector. Especially ship
owners that operate in MARSEC level two areas or higher “should be aware of the
NSM NCSC has urged ship owners and employees within the
maritime sector “to show increased vigilance.”
World Maritime News.

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