One in five respondents to the first maritime cyber-security survey conducted by IHS Fairplay in association with BIMCO has acknowledged that they have been a victim of a cyber attack, with 40% of respondents confirming that they had preventative measures in place before they were attacked.
Of the more than 300 people that responded across the shipping industry, 21% confirmed that their company’s computer systems had been violated, 57% said they had not suffered an attack, while 22% declined to respond.
In terms of cost, half of those attacked faced costs of less than USD5,000, but a quarter were hit for between USD5,000 and USD50,000.
Two respondents reported that the incident cost them more than USD500,000.
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