The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) came under cyber attack late last week, shutting down many of its online services. Based in London, the United Nations International Maritime Organization is responsible for regulating and safety of world transport.
According to one tweet announced by the IMO last Wednesday, its site was facing some technical issues, while a day later, the organization admitted that these issues were caused by malicious agents who carried out a cyber attack against it.
In addition, in a more detailed statement issued on Friday on this security incident, the UN International Maritime Organization stated that the base data of Global Integrated Shipping Information Systems (GISIS), the IMODOCS document repository and its "Virtual Publications" service were affected by the cyber attack, but clarified that these issues have now been remedied.
The IMO also said that other "anonymous" online services affected by the cyber-attack would be restored as soon as possible and as safely as possible.
In particular, the UN International Maritime Organization pointed out in its relevant announcement the following: "The disruption of online services was triggered by a complex cyber-attack targeting the organization's IT systems that went beyond existing security measures. IMO is ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 certified for system information security, and was the first UN body to receive this certification in 2015. servers files of the IMO headquarters are located at United Kingdom, with extensive backup systems in Geneva. The backup and restore system is checked regularly. After attack"The secretariat shut down key systems to prevent further damage from the cyber attack."
At the same time, the organization added that e-mail and its virtual meeting platforms were not affected by the incident. The incident looks like one ransomware attack. Last week it was revealed that the shipping giant of France CMA CGM suffered such interruption after infringement in its Chinese offices which affected the availability of certain servers and applications.