Jan 16, 2023 | Ship classification news

Classification society DNV has confirmed that its ShipManager software has been the  victim of a ransomware cyber-attack, causing DNV experts to shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to the incident, although the onboard, offline functionalities of ShipManager can still be used.

DNV says that there are no indications that any other of its software or data is affected. The server outage does not impact any other DNV services.

DNV experts are working closely with global IT security partners to investigate the incident and to ensure operations are online as soon as possible. DNV is in dialogue with the Norwegian police about the incident. The problem is affecting around 70 DNV customers, who are receiving regular updates about the findings of the ongoing forensic investigations. In total around 1000 vessels are affected. DNV has issued an apology for the disruption and inconvenience this incident may have caused.

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