Maritime Computer Emergency Response Team ADMIRAL dataset ADMIRAL dataset

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Index Number:
Spearhishing against the MTS.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
1 August 2020 United States Port Spearphishing


Spearhishing against the MTS.



Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Port to reduce Spearphishing risks:

  • Implement advanced email filtering systems to detect and block spearphishing emails.
  • Educate employees about the dangers of spearphishing and how to identify suspicious emails.
  • Enforce strict email access controls and authentication measures.
  • Implement organizational measures to avoid scam.
  • Limit the use of social networks or unallowed medias for professional activities.
  • Monitor for unusual email activity, such as unexpected login attempts.
  • Work with your CSIRT organization to know the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures used.
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