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MSC hit by network outage, considering potential cyberattack

Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s second largest container line, the company’s website was still down at the time of publication of this article as it has been hit by a network outage. The company said it hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a cyberattack.

“We confirm that MSC is currently experiencing a network outage on one of the data centers in Geneva which affects the availability of some of our digital tools,” the Switzerland-based company said in a statement.

“We do not rule out the possibility of a malware,” the company added, saying it is evaluating the situation and has down the servers at its headquarters as a safety measure.

“We confirm our agencies world-wide network is working. Our local agents support customers for all services as usual,” MSC said in the statement.

In 2017, market leader A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S suffered a $300 million loss after its operations across the world were hit by the Petya malware.