Japan’s “K” Line Apologizes for Second Cyberattack in Months

The Maritime Executive reports:

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, known as “K” Line issued a brief statement today confirming that its computer systems have once again been breached with “unauthorized access to overseas subsidiary systems.” One of Japan’s oldest and largest shipping companies, with a fleet of more than 400 ships, “K” Line had only recently recovered from a previous cyberattack also through an overseas affiliate of the shipping line.

“We offer our sincerest apologies for any complications and concerns that this may bring to our potentially impacted customers and stakeholders,” the company said in its official statement dated July 1. “We are aware that information and data alleged to have been acquired from an overseas subsidiary system was published recently.”

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