Monthly Archives: May 2018

Weekly Maritime Security Report

30th May 2018
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 trial     Yemen: Coalition destroys Houthi vessels in Red Sea 23 May Saudi-led coalition forces destroyed two Houthi-rebel vessels threatening a tanker in the Red Sea, Al-Arabiya reported. The exact location of the incident and the condition of the tanker were not immediately confirmed. PGI Analysis: The incident follows reports that Houthi forces damaged a Turkish bulk… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

22nd May 2018
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 trial     Indonesia: Armed robbers target vessel at Merak Anchorage 20 May Three robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier anchored at Merak Anchorage at 0225 hrs local time. The assailants threatened a crew member on duty rounds before stealing ship's spares from the engine room and escaping. Indonesia: Robbers board underway tanker off Pulau Karimun Kecil 20… Read More

Cyber Bytes

15th May 2018
Your Monthly Cyber Snap Shot A recent survey of decision makers from IT, risk, fraud and compliance departments at various UK companies have found that almost 70% of successful ransomware attacks last year were the result of hackers gaining access via phishing emails or social media phishing campaigns. Public awareness of the threat of ransomware has certainly increased following several high profile ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and NotPetya, but this latest research from security software company SentinelOne demonstrates that many people are still failing to identify malicious phishing emails. The advice to any victims remains that ransom demands should not be paid, but the research also found that victims actually paid an average of £34,845 to recover their files after an attack.… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

15th May 2018
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 trial      Eritrea: Merchant vessel reports attack in southern Red Sea 10 May A merchant vessel reported that it came under attack 28 nm off the Eritrean coast in the southern Red Sea at 2315 hrs local time, although further details of the incident remain unconfirmed. The report coincided with unconfirmed reports that a bulk carrier… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

9th May 2018
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 trial     Indonesia: Robbers board vessel near Tanjung Beraki 29 April An unknown number of robbers boarded an anchored heavy lift vessel between 2300 - 0600 hrs local time, approximately 16 nm northeast of Tanjung Berakit. The crew reported that the robbers had broken into various padlocked parts of the vessel but had not stolen anything. Indonesia:… Read More

Victims Ahoy! Gold Galleon Crew Sets Course for Shipping Execs

4th May 2018
  Researchers from the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) have recently uncovered a threat group known as Gold Galleon, who have been targeting victims via Business Email Compromise (BEC). BEC is a targeted phishing technique where criminals attempt to gain access to business email accounts, typically those of Financial Directors or finance/account executives, which enables them to intercept the emails and transactions between two companies. At an appropriate time, they then modify the financial details of transactions to direct funds to their own accounts. What makes the Gold Galleon crew unique amongst other BEC groups is that they appear to be focussing their attacks solely on global maritime shipping businesses and their customers. CTU researchers have observed Gold Galleon targeting firms across the… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

1st May 2018
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 trial United Arab Emirates: Suspected pirates shoot at Emirati fishing boat in Gulf of Oman 28 April Suspected pirates opened fire on an Emirati fishing boat in the Gulf of Oman, local media reported. A group of unidentified men shot at the vessel with assault rifles… Read More