Cyber attacks on seaports

This post highlights the Cyber attack involve 4 well known seaports in the world.

Below are the links to the Maersk, COSCO, Port of Barcelona, Port of San Diego Cyber Attack.

Moller-Maersk puts cost of cyber attack at up to $300m

https://www.ft.com/content/a44ede7c-825f-11e7-a4ce-15b2513cb3ff

Long Beach Port terminal hit by ransomware attack

https://www.presstelegram.com/2018/07/24/long-beach-port-terminal-hit-by-ransomware-attack/

Port of Barcelona suffers a cyberattack that impacted many of its servers

https://cyware.com/news/port-of-barcelona-suffers-a-cyberattack-that-impacted-many-of-its-servers-5f22c204

Port of San Diego Hit by Cyberattack

https://maritime-executive.com/article/port-of-san-diego-hit-by-cyberattack

Most of them were attacked by ransomware. One obvious fact in these attacks was the ransomware targeted Windows 7 and below.

The better solution for now is upgrade the machines to Windows 10 as many as possible. Alternatively, you can convert some of the machines to Linux. Of course, it does not mean ransomware will not attack Windows 10 and Linux forever. It is just to lower the risk for now.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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