Monthly Archives: November 2017

Clarkson Steers A Transparent Bearing As Uber’s Reputation Hits The Rocks

30th Nov 2017
Clarkson, one of the world’s largest providers of shipping services, notified the public this week that it had suffered a security breach and forewarned that the perpetrators may release some of the stolen data. The company admitted that attackers had gained access to its systems using a single compromised user account and, although scant details have been provided due to the ongoing law enforcement investigation, Clarkson declared they had been targeted by cybercriminals trying to extort a ransom in order to avoid having its data leaked online. In a refreshingly proactive and honest response, Clarkson has been very transparent about the incident and stated that they hope their clients would understand that the company would not be held to ransom by criminals.… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

28th Nov 2017
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE login Oman: Iranian naval forces report foiling pirate attack in Gulf of Aden 26 November Iranian naval forces reported that they halted a pirate attack against an Iranian cargo ship, the Caspian Harmony, south of Ras Sharbitat in the Gulf of Aden. Forces said the Alvand destroyer and Lavan logistics warship foiled the attempted hijacking. Yemen:… Read More

Maritime Cyber Digest

27th Nov 2017
Love It or Hate It, Black Friday is Here! ‘Black Friday’, the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, is widely regarded as the first day of the Christmas shopping season. Although for many years this was largely regarded as an American phenomenon, the day has become increasingly prominent in the UK and is symbolised by retailers releasing pre-Christmas offers and thousands of consumers scrambling online to find the best deals. From a cyber perspective, Black Friday is also regarded as a prime time for cyber criminals. Get Safe Online (www.getsafeonline.org), the government-backed internet safety initiative, have warned that cyber criminals are most likely to target potential victims on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the Monday immediately following Black Friday) due to the… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

23rd Nov 2017
PGI's Maritime Security Report  highlights key industry-specific incidents covered by PGI's team of risk analysts during the past week: Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE login Somalia: EUNAVFOR arrests pirates after RPG attack against container vessel 18 November The EU's Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) reported that it apprehended six pirates targeting a 52,000-tonne container ship and a fishing vessel in the southern Somali Basin between 17-18 November. EUNAVFOR said rocket-propelled… Read More

Phishing Email Warning Signs

22nd Nov 2017
Have you ever received an email on board or ashore  that doesn't look quite right? Then chances are you have received a phishing email, our parent company Protection Group International (PGI) have produced the short video below with some hints and tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.   Cyber updates are just one of a number of complimentary unique services Halcyon can deliver click here for more information Read More

Sighting

20th Nov 2017
ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2017 Category: SIGHTING Description: At 0917UTC on 17 November 2017, an MV in position 0155.9S 04756.8E (363NMs off the Somali Coast) reported that 1 skiff with 4 POB with Weapons , Approached the MV at speed to within 1.6NM. Skiff has subsequently withdrawn.  MV is SAFE. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area. Source:  Email. Any queries regarding this Advisory Notice ring 0044 2392 222060 only for further information. THIS ADVISORY is not Classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by UKMTO Click here now to register for your FREE login Intelligence updates are just one of a number of complimentary unique services Halcyon can deliver click here for more information Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

15th Nov 2017
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE login Yemen: Houthis threaten attacks against warships, oil tankers 12 November Houthi rebels said they could attack warships and oil tankers from enemy countries to retaliate against the closure of Yemeni ports by the Saudi-led coalition, the Houthis' official media outlet al-Masirah quoted a commander as saying. PGI Analysis: Since the announcement, the Saudi-led coalition have… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

7th Nov 2017
Select Maritime News Brazil: Authorities report American family safe after river pirate attack 1 November Law enforcement officials in Para announced that an American family of four who had been missing since 29 October, when pirates attacked the boat on which they were travelling in the Amazon river delta area, were found alive. The family was travelling to Breves when gunmen boarded their boat and stripped the crew and passengers of their belongings. However, there was no sign of the family when police arrived as they fled the boat to escape the pirates. Pirate attacks on river boats on the Amazon are periodically reported.  China: Beijing unveils new dredging ship 3 November China revealed it had built a 140 m dredging ship that is more powerful… Read More