Weekly Threat Report 8th December 2017

Created:  08 Dec 2017
Updated:  08 Dec 2017
NCSC Threat Report
This report is drawn from recent open source reporting.

Data stolen from UK-based global shipping company

On 29 November, the UK-based global shipping company Clarksons, reported that it had experienced a cyber security breach, resulting in the theft of confidential data. The company has publicly warned that the data may be leaked by whoever is responsible for the breach and has contacted potentially affected customers.

Clarksons provides a range of services to the maritime industry including shipbroking, investment banking and research services. Investigations into the incident are ongoing, but it is reported that unauthorised access to the company’s IT systems was gained via a single user account.

This case is one of a number of recent high profile data breaches, highlighting the importance of organisations having good data security procedures in place and plans to deal with any breach.

The NCSC has guidance available for protecting bulk personal data.


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