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Yachting shipyard hit by cyberattack.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
19 June 2020 France Shipyard Virus/Ransomware


The victim, renowned for its production of luxury catamarans and sailing vessels and contributing significantly to the boating industry, was subjected to a cyber intrusion. The victim's shipyard was already facing challenges due to the COVID-19 epidemic which had previously disrupted operations.

According to sources, on 19th June, the entity suffered a significant computer system breach. The breach's technical details and the identity of the perpetrators have not been made explicit in the accessible report.

The intrusion and ransomware spread impacted both its IT infrastructure and part of its operational capabilities. This incident occurred during a critical period of production ramp-up following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Consequences of this incident may have included operational delays and potential financial repercussions, considering the earlier business growth and the victim's strategic efforts to recover from pandemic-related setbacks.


Fountaine Pajot

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Shipyard to reduce Virus/Ransomware risks:

  • Map, understand, patch and secure your exposed assets on the Internet.
  • Implement email filtering systems to detect and block phishing emails.
  • Train your organisation, personnel regularly against these threats.
  • Install efficient Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools.
  • Work with your CSIRT organization to better understand the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures used by threat actors.
  • Monitor your IT and OT systems to quickly detect potential pre-ransomware activity.
  • Implement an efficient offline backup policy.
  • Encrypt all sensitive data to avoid further data leaks.
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