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Attempted hacks increase 400% during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is making the maritime and offshore energy sectors more vulnerable to cyber-attack, with Naval Dome citing a 400% increase in attempted hacks since February 2020.

How to deal with email scammers during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis came with cyber challenges as it has already been said that cyber threats and attacks are on the rise. The UK Club informs that email scammers follow specific steps prior to their attack.

Cyber-attack hits major Iranian port

On May 9, shipping traffic at Iran’s busy Shahid Rajaee port terminal came to a sudden and inexplicable halt. Namely, the computers all crashed at once, ­leading to massive backups on waterways and roads.

US shipping stakeholders launch cyber security centre

A group of American seaports and maritime stakeholders joined forces and launched a new non-profit, the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC), to address cyber security issues and raise awareness on the matter.

5 ways 5G is more vulnerable to cyber attacks

5G technology is developing within the shipping industry with many ports installing 5G networks for improved operations. In May’s Phish and Ships issue, Be Cyber Aware At Sea discusses the challenges of cyber risk arising and the importance of 5G as one of the biggest technological advance.

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