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CMA CGM Suspects Data Breach from Cyber Attack

Mike Schuler
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September 30, 2020

CMA CGM Vasco De Gama. Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0

CMA CGM said it suspects a data breach in this week’s ransomware cyber attack.

The French shipping giant said in an update on Wednesday that its back-offices are gradually being reconnected to the network, improving booking and documentation processing times.

“We suspect a data breach and are doing everything possible to assess its potential volume and nature,” the group said without elaborating further.

CMA CGM, the world’s fourth largest ocean carrier by TEU capacity, said Tuesday that the cyber attack, first reported on Monday, involved malware and had not compromised any of its communications, including email, transmitted files and electronic data interfaces.

The company as a result “interrupted all internal access to its network and computer application in order to isolate the malware and take protective measures,” Tuesday’s update said.

An investigation in underway and updates will be provided regularly as the situation evolves, CMA CGM said today.

The shipping news site Lloyd’s List reported Monday that the cyber incident was a ransomware attack by the ransomware group “Ragnar Locker gang”.

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