News ID: 76826 |
Publish Date: 15:29 - 18 October 2017

BW Group's Computer Systems Hacked

Global shipping company BW Group's computer systems in Singapore were hacked recently, prompting the company to briefly go offline, company sources said this week.

BW Group
"The active directory and GPO systems were affected and the problem was serious enough for Internet and Intranet systems to be closed down temporarily," MANA correspondent reported. 
The incident happened in July, at a time when the entire global shipping industry is feverishly working to enhance cyber security. In the multi-billion dollar shipping industry cyber-security to prevent hacking is crucial for a smooth movement of cargoes and passengers across the globe.
In a shipping company, the onshore office and offshore systems of various ships need to be in regular communication to ensure seamless continuity in management.
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