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Shipping Company Maersk Targeted in Cyberattack


(Theresa Seiger – Cox Media Group)

Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk was one of multiple European companies to fall victim Tuesday to a cyberattack as Ukrainian government officials reported a “large-scale hacker attack” across the country.

It was not immediately clear whether the attacks were connected. The Associated Press reported that Russia’s Rosneft oil company also reported being hacked Tuesday.

Copenhagen-based Maersk first confirmed that employees were seeing issues around 2:20 p.m. local time.

“We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyberattack,” employees said in a statement. “We continue to assess the situation.” Click here to read more.