Cyberattack: The Maersk Global Supply-Chain Meltdown
In 2017, the new chairman of A. P. M ller-Maersk confronted one of the worst cyberattacks in history, which crippled the company's vast global shipping network that accounted for nearly 20 per cent of global container shipping. NotPetya was a particularly virulent strain of ransomware that, within seconds, destroyed Maersks's servers and personal computers around the world. Maersk's senior system administrators had warned the company that its network was vulnerable, but the necessary upgrades were never completed. How can the company recover from this devastating event? And how can it protect itself from cyberattacks in the future? David T.A. Wesley is affiliated with Northeastern University. Luis Alfonso Dau is affiliated with Northeastern University. Alexandra Roth is affiliated with Northeastern University.