Investigation underway into CMA CGM cyber attack

A computer screen with program code warning of a detected malware script program. 3d illustration

On 28 September CMA CGM Group confirmed it is dealing with a with a cyber-attack impacting peripheral servers.

Publishing information in a statement the group verified an investigation was underway into the attack.

As soon as the security breach was detected, external access to applications was interrupted to prevent the malware from spreading, the company said. This meant that early into the attack external access to CMA CGM IT applications were unavailable.

An update mid-afternoon on the 28 September said “Our teams are fully mobilized and access to our information systems is gradually resuming.

“The CMA CGM network remains available to the Group’s customers for all booking and operation requests.“

The group is not the first shipping line to deal with such an attack. In 2017 A.P. Moller-Maersk suffered an attack caused by Petya malware which resulted in IT system downing.

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