Fr: CMA CGM confirms ransomware attack

Cichen Shen and James Baker report:

CMA CGM, the French container line, is working to reverse the impact of a ransomware attack that has shut down many of its online services.

The cyber attack was launched using Ragnar Locker, a data encryption malware that has affected companies elsewhere. It is similar to an incident involving Portuguese energy firm EDP Renewables earlier this year.

In an email sent on Sunday and seen by Lloyd’s List (below), the hacker requested the French carrier to contact it within two days “via live chat and pay for the special decryption key”.

Read more on Lloyd’s List.

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