Cyber attack: Maersk online
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