Maritime Computer Emergency Response Team ADMIRAL dataset ADMIRAL dataset

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An offshore operating company is victim of a ransomware attack.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
21 June 2023 Canada Offshore Virus/Ransomware


The victim was hit by a ransomware attack disrupting transactions at gas stations across Canada, as well as the unavailability of its mobile app and other various services.

There was no evidence of customer, supplier, or employee data compromise or misuse. The attacking group seems to remain unknown.


Suncor Energy

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Offshore 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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