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IMB warns shipping industry of hacking risks

August 26, 2014 - 6:00am

The International Maritime Bureau has warned the shipping industry and ports about the increasing risk of cyber-attacks, calling them the "next playground for hackers", reported Seatrade Global.

IMB said IT networks at ports and ships were exposed to hacking.

KPMG L.L.P.'s cyber security director Wil Rockall has warned that most port control systems are operated by engineers and not information security staff.

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