Posted on Dec 20, 2018

Water Quality Insurance Syndicate

A global cyber attack spread worldwide June 27, striking multiple shipping operations, including carrier lines and terminals. Internal systems as well as online booking applications were shuttered, causing port closures and potentially serious problems with terminal operating systems that control cargo logistics and ship berthing among many other terminal functions.

The virus, called Petya, is based on the leaked “EternalBlue” code from the National Security Agency and works on vulnerabilities in the operating system of Microsoft Windows, using a fake digital signature to spread from network to network. The virus presented itself as ransomware, but officials in the Ukraine, which was heavily affected, said the goal was to disrupt economic systems.