Semcorp Marine hit by cyber attack

September 3, 2022 Maritime Safety News

Offshore engineering firm Sembcorp Marine has said it recently discovered a cybersecurity incident where an unauthorised party accessed part of its IT network via third-party software products.

Sembcorp said it treats this incident seriously and took immediate actions to manage and mitigate any potential risks.

Cybersecurity experts have been appointed to conduct detailed analytics to flush out all breaches and related root causes, assist with impact assessment, review and enhance security measures to further strengthen the company’s core IT infrastructure and systems, it added.

Based on investigations and impact assessment to-date by the company and its cybersecurity experts, the incident and related risks have now been effectively addressed, according to Sembcorp.

The company’s business operations remain unaffected throughout and it has notified the relevant authorities.

However, Sembcorp has established that certain personally identifiable information relating to some of its incoming, existing and former employees, as well as non-critical information relating to its operations were affected.

Scans by the cybersecurity experts have to-date not detected any such data, it said.

The company has contacted affected parties and is committed to helping them manage all possible risks and take appropriate follow-up actions.

Sembcorp said it is mindful of the concerns of all affected parties and would like to assure all our stakeholders that information security and the privacy of all stakeholders are our top priorities.

The cybersecurity incident is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets or consolidated earnings per share of Sembcorp Marine for the current financial year.



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