DNV confirmed that around 1000 vessels have been affected by the Cyber-Attack on its ShipManager Software. The class society said in a statement that is communicating daily with all 70 affected customers to update them on findings of the ongoing forensic investigations.
DNV confirmed that its ShipManager software was victim of a of a ransomware cyber-attack on the evening of Saturday 7th of January. DNV experts have shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to the incident.
Meanwhile, as it is reported by DNV, all users can still use the onboard, offline functionalities of the ShipManager software.
“There are no indications that any other software or data by DNV is affected. The server outage does not impact any other DNV services”, as it is said in DNV´s statement.
DNV experts are working closely with global IT security partners to investigate the incident and to ensure operations are online as soon as possible. DNV is in dialogue with the Norwegian police about the incident.