Coast Guard says Ryuk ransomware hit systems that monitor cargo transfers at maritime facility

Hackers used Ryuk ransomware to infiltrate computer networks at a marine transportation facility, causing an outage of roughly 30 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a recent security advisory. The incident resulted in the disruption of “the entire corporate IT network,” and difficulties for camera and physical access controls, among other tasks, according to the advisory. The facility shut down its primary operations for 30 hours while incident responders reacted to the situation. “Once the embedded malicious link in the email was clicked by an employee, the ransomware allowed for a threat actor to access significant enterprise Information Technology (IT) network files, and encrypt them, preventing the facility’s access to critical files,” the bulletin stated. “The virus burrowed into the industrial control systems that monitor and control cargo transfer and encrypted files critical to process operations.” This bulletin came five months after the Coast Guard encouraged mariners to focus … Continue reading Coast Guard says Ryuk ransomware hit systems that monitor cargo transfers at maritime facility