It hasn’t been a while since we heard of the Ryuk ransomware attack at the City of New Orleans. And now, here comes another similar report. Recently, a US Maritime facility also became a victim of the Ryuk ransomware. The incident caused huge disruptions at the facility.
The US Coast Guard recently disclosed a cyberattack that quickly caught the attention of the maritime sector. Reportedly, a US Maritime facility regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) has suffered a ransomware attack.
Elaborating on the incident in a security bulletin, the MTSA facility fell prey to the devastating Ryuk ransomware. The malware gained access to the facility’s IT infrastructure through a phishing attack. Consequently, it distorted the entire data and process operations whilst preventing the facility to access their data.