Cyberattack Hits Multiple Greek Shipping Firms

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Greek shipping companies have been hit by a ransomware attack that spread through the systems of a popular, well-established IT consulting firm, according to Greek outlet Mononews.

Danaos Management Consultants, the IT service provider whose services were affected by the hack, confirmed the incident and. The company said that Danaos' own shipping operations have not been hit, and that fewer than 10 percent of its external customers had their files encrypted by the ransomware attack.

An independent cybersecurity company has been contracted to investigate the incident and determine how the ransomware got inside Danaos' customer-facing systems. Meanwhile, the firm is helping affected clients as they try to restore their systems.