News and Updates on Information Technology

Australia – Containerchain

Exploit: Ransomware
Containerchain: Logistics Platform

Risk to Small Business: 1.921 = Severe

In yet another attack on freight and transport, Containerchain was hit with a ransomware attack. Systems for its shipping customers were briefly shut down entirely but were restored quickly. The company does not believe that significant data was lost and noted that impacted customers (if any) would be in AU, NZ, SG, and MY. The investigation is ongoing.

Individual Risk: No personal data was exposed in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: A spate of recent attacks against shipping, transportation, and logistics targets has raised fears of potential cyberwarfare targets and put these essential parts of our infrastructure on notice that their cybersecurity is vital to operations.