Cy­ber at­tack: Maersk online

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DAN­ISH ship­ping gi­ant AP Moller-Maersk said that it has been able to re­store its ma­jor ap­pli­ca­tions, as it brings its IT sys­tems back online af­ter be­ing hit by a ma­jor cy­ber at­tack last week.

“To­day, we can fi­nally re­open our key ap­pli­ca­tions,” Maersk said yes­ter­day.

The com­pany, which han­dles one in seven con­tain­ers shipped glob­ally, said it ex­pects to have all its 1 500 ap­pli­ca­tions fully func­tional within a week.

Maersk said on Fri­day that it ex­pected client-fac­ing oper­a­tions to re­turn back to nor­mal by yes­ter­day and was re­sum­ing con­tainer de­liv­er­ies at its ma­jor ports.

Maersk’s port op­er­a­tor APM Ter­mi­nals said on Sun­day that all ter­mi­nals had re­sumed oper­a­tions and that it would con­tinue to in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and avail­able ser­vices.

The Maasvlakte II ter­mi­nal in Rot­ter­dam would be able to make im­port de­liv­er­ies by yes­ter­day, it said.

“We can, with great cer­tainty, say that we have never ex­pe­ri­enced any­thing like this and there­fore we are ex­tremely ex­cited to have achieved a mile­stone in the jour­ney to be back fully online,” Maersk said.

“We are hum­bled by the num­ber of peo­ple who have of­fered their help, and the flex­i­bil­ity shown has been tremen­dous,” it said. – Reuters

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