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Cruise operator Carnival Corporation suffered ransomware attack

Posted on Aug 27, 2020
Cruise operator Carnival Corporation suffered ransomware attack

The world’s largest cruise operator Carnival Corporation has reported a security incident. As revealed, Carnival suffered a ransomware attack that affected some of its data.

In a recent 8-K filing with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Carnival has disclosed a ransomware attack. 

As mentioned, the incident hit the firm on August 15, 2020, when it caught the attention of its officials. 

They found that the ransomware attacked a portion of one of their brands’ IT system and encrypted the data. 

Also, the attackers tried to download some data files. Upon detecting the incident, the firm promptly contained the attack and started investigating the matter. 

For now, the company believes that the incident did not affect its operations. As stated in the filing.

Nonetheless, they do suspect potential impact on the employees’ and customers’ data.

Also, they do not rule the possible impact of the incident on the information technology systems of other brands. 

For now, they haven’t explicitly stated the type of ransomware attack and the exact damages incurred. Also, they haven’t stated anything about the payment of ransom to the attackers.

Full article on https://latesthackingnews.com/2020/08/26/carnival-corporation-cruise-operator-suffered-ransomware-attack/

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