Shipping firm warns that hackers may leak confidential information


Global shipping firm Clarksons has warned that confidential data stolen as a result of a ‘cyber security incident’ could be made public following the company’s refusal to pay a ransom to hackers.

In statement, the shipbroker – one of the largest in its sector – said that it had fallen victim to a “criminal attack” in which attackers gained unauthorised access to the company’s computer systems via the use of a “single and isolated user account” which Clarksons has since disabled.

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Source: ZDNet