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Cruise operator Carnival hit by ransomware – Security

Carnival PLC, which owns nine of the world’s major and finest-known cruise traces, has introduced that it has endured a ransomware attack that encrypted some IT systems.

In a filing [pdf] to the United States Securities and Exchanges Fee watchdog, Carnival Company and PLC stated it endured the attack on August fifteen this calendar year.

Consumer and personnel facts was stolen by the unnamed ransomware gang, which Carnival stated could open up the company to authorized action.

“We count on that the stability event integrated unauthorised entry to personal facts of company and employees, which may possibly end result in prospective claims from company, employees, shareholders, or regulatory agencies,” Carnival included.

Carnival did not say how in depth the attack was, but has engaged cyber stability consultants to incorporate and remediate the an infection.

The leisure ship company is the proprietor of Princess Cruises, which operates the Ruby Princess liner that landed in Sydney in March with hundreds of COVID-19 favourable passengers disembarking.

Carnival believes that IT systems of its manufacturers like Princess weren’t compromised in the ransomware attack, but included that “there can be no assurance” that they were not adversely afflicted.