DNV ShipManager software hit by cyber-attack

Class society DNV has confirmed that its ShipManager software has been the victim of a cyber-attack, with the company shutting down its related servers after detecting the incident on January 7th.

The company notes that users of the application will still have access to the onboard and offline functionalities of the software while it works to deal with the incident.

Norwegian police have been notified of the cyber-attack, with the ShipManager system sold through the DNV AS entity based in the country.

“At this point in time there are no indications that any other software or data by DNV is affected,” the company said, in a statement.​  

“DNV experts are working closely with global IT security partners to investigate the incident and to put in place a technical recovery plan and will ensure operations are online as soon as possible.​”

“Affected customers have been informed of a 24/7 support hotline. We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience this incident may have caused.​”

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