DNV has confirmed its ShipManager software was victim to a cyber-attack on 7 January.
DNV experts have shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to the incident.
All users can still use the onboard, offline functionalities of the ShipManager software.
At this point in time there are no indications that any other software or data by DNV is affected.
DNV experts are working closely with global IT security partners to investigate the incident and to put in place a technical recovery plan that will ensure operations are online as soon as possible.
The ShipManager solution is sold from DNV, and DNV is in dialogue with the Norwegian police about the incident.
Affected customers have been informed of a 24/7 support hotline.
This is the second recent cyber-attack affecting the shipping sector after the Port of Lisbon suffered a cyber-attack on Christmas Day.