Impact of cyberattack slows down
Its outstanding financial performance in Q1/2021, ahead of other carriers in a bull market, did not save South Korean HMM from become the target of a virus attack. This is another landmark after the incidents concerning Maersk in 2017, Cosco in 2018 and CMA CGM in 2020.
This time, the security breach hit the email system. “An unidentified security breach was detected, which led to limited access to the email Outlook system in certain areas,” commented HMM in a press release.
Most of the confirmed damage caused by the incident has now been restored, the company said, and the email system is on its way back to normal. The email servers in America and Europe were not affected. (cd)