Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten was hit by a ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2020

Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten disclosed a cyber attack that impacted its entire worldwide digital infrastructure.

The Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten announced its entire worldwide digital infrastructure was the victim of a cyber attack.

“It’s a serious attack,” said the Hurtigruten’s chief digital officer Ole-Marius Moe-Helgesen in a statement. “The entire worldwide digital infrastructure of Hurtigruten seems to have been hit.” “The attack seems to be a so-called ransomware.”

The company detected the attack overnight Sunday to Monday, the systems at the company were infected with a ransomware.

The company’s website is currently displaying a message that says “Sorry, the website isn’t working right now”

hurtigruten ransomware

The company notified local authorities immediately after the security breach was discovered.

It is a terrible period for the company and the entire cruise liner industry that is facing the stop of the operations imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company relaunched its cruisers in June but suspended them again in September for the second wave of the pandemic that infected dozens of crew members and passengers.

At the time of this writing, it is not clear which is the family of ransomware that hit the company either if the hackers have exfiltrated any data from the company.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Hurtigruten)

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