Freight crime on the up as gangs become more tech-savvy
Internet-enabled crime and insider involvement are creating easier conditions for theft and fraud in supply ...
The Maersk cyber attack sounded bad enough. But this blog post on cyber security by DB Schenker is even more frightening. It points out that increased use of computers on things such as trucks makes them a possible victim. “Technologies also open the door to potential cyber hackers eager to gain control of these ‘computers on wheels’.”
A hacker could disable a truck completely, stranding its driver and goods until a ransom is paid. Ships, too are at risk.
Consider all possibilities, notes a PwC report. “We believe that companies need to consider the possible, not just the probable.”
But it could well be compulsory to do so soon – given the strategic importance of the shipping industry and ports, the industry could see mandatory cyber security regulations introduced, warns one law firm.