In a report published on January 12, DNV revealed that 1000 ships were affected by a cyber attack that targeted the company’s ShipManager software on January 7. DNV is in touch with its 70 affected customers and constantly updating them about the situation.
DNV has issued an apology for the incident.
Prompt action was taken by DNV experts who instantly shut down the IT servers, preventing any damages. Offline functions of the software continued to run smoothly for all those using the ShipManager software onboard.
No software data was stolen from DNV servers, which didn’t hamper DNV services.
At present, DNV experts are investigating the matter and coordinating with the Norwegian police to get the software online again with the help of the best IT security partners in the world.
References: DNV, Safety4Sea