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A port terminal manager is victim of a ransomware attack in a terminal in Malaysia.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
24 April 2023 Netherlands Port Virus/Ransomware


A ransomware cyber attack occurred at Pengerang Independent Terminals (PTSB) in Malaysia, which is linked to the victim, a company specializing in the storage of fossil fuels and other products. Despite the incident, the terminal was reported to be still operational, and an investigation is underway. The company has confirmed the incident and expressed apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Koninklijke Vopak NV

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Port 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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Files generated on Monday, 11th December 2023.
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