Maritime Computer Emergency Response Team ADMIRAL dataset ADMIRAL dataset

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Index Number:
Commercial data leak.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
19 September 2021 France Shipowner Data leak


The victim experienced a cyberattack under a year following a previous ransomware incident. According to sources, the shipping company suffered a data leak involving customer information, such as names, employers, positions, email addresses, and phone numbers. In response, its IT teams immediately developed and installed security patches.

The company had advised clients to be vigilant about their account security and to validate the authenticity of emails related to account access, hinting at the potential phishing origins of the attack.

No stoppage of client operations was reported.



Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Shipowner to reduce Data leak risks:

  • Ensure data encryption measures are in place to protect sensitive information.
  • Implement access controls to limit data access to authorized personnel only.
  • Regularly audit and monitor data access and transmission for potential leaks, for instance via Security Operation Center services.
  • Check and test all communication and customers and third parties-focused plans.
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