Shipping Firm Avoids Customer Data Dump in Last Year’s Hack & Ransom Incident


UK-based shipping company Clarkson PLC (or Clarksons) has revealed more details about a security breach that took place last year, and during which hackers threatened to release some of the company’s data online if it didn’t pay a ransom demand.

The incident isn’t a new revelation, as the company has already come clean about the hack last year, in a security alert published on November 29, 2017.

That initial alert contained little information about the incident per-se, but it caught the eye of most experts in the IT security industry because Clarksons was actively warning customers that the hacker or hackers behind the breach were preparing to release data online after the company presumably declined to pay a ransom demand.

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Source: Bleeping Computer