Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a maritime company, has been targeted by a data breach as a result of a cyberattack.
In a press release, the Singapore-based marine organisation stated that it suffered “unauthorized access to its IT systems”.
“The unauthorized access has resulted in the loss of some confidential proprietary commercial information and has resulted in the loss of some personal data.”
While the Swire Pacific Offshore did not provide any additional information on the cyberattack, it did state that the incident has been reported to the appropriate authorities, most likely Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Committee (PDPC).
Swire Pacific Offshore also stated that it has taken steps to “reinforce” existing security protocols and protect against future attacks.
It also stated that none of its worldwide operations have been impacted.
Swire Pacific Offshore said that “it takes a serious view of any cyber-attack or illegal accessing of data or any unlawful action that potentially compromises the privacy or confidentiality of data, and will not be threatened by such actions”.
It concluded that “SPO is also working closely with data security experts to investigate the incident and determine what further actions it may need to take and will take all necessary steps to protect its customers and staff, now and in the future,”