UK shipping giant Clarksons confirmed that it was hit by hackers, who appear to have been successful in stealing sensitive and confidential corporate data. The firm said that it suspects that the hackers may soon leak the stolen data, likely in retaliation to the company refusing to meet the cybercriminals’ ransom demand. Clarksons said that the hackers had managed to access the company’s computer systems by compromising a “single and isolated user account,” which has since been disabled. The shipping giant said that it is in the process of notifying potentially affected clients and is working with law enforcement authorities to resolve the issue.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes