Marine services provider Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) hit by Clop ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2021

Marine services provider Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has suffered a Clop ransomware attack that resulted in the theft of company data.

Clop ransomware hit Marine services provider Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) and stole company data, but did not affected global operations.

“Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has discovered that it was the target of a cyberattack which involved unauthorised access to its IT systems. The unauthorised access has resulted in the loss of some confidential proprietary commercial information and has resulted in the loss of some personal data.” reads the media statement published by SPO. “The cyberattack has not materially affected SPO’s global operations.”

The company announced to have taken immediate actions to reinforce existing security measures and to mitigate the potential impact of the security breach.

SPO reported the security breach incident to the relevant authorities, it is also notifying potentially affected parties.

Clop ransomware published on its dark web leak site sample of the stolen data, that includes passports, payroll information, bank account details, email addresses, and more.

Swire Pacific Offshore

In the past, other major organizations in the shipping industry were hit by ransomware attacks, including Maersk, COSCO, International Maritime Organization (IMO), MSC, Pitney Bowes, and CMA CGM.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, SPO)

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