Cyber attacks a potential threat to ships

MR MASAFUMI KUROKI
MR MASAFUMI KUROKIST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Data centre chief calls for vigilance against emerging threats as well as traditional ones

Cyber attacks could pose an increasing security threat to ships that pass through regional waters as pirates become more tech-savvy, the chief of a Singapore-based data centre on piracy trends and armed robbery against ships has told The Straits Times.

Though no cases have been reported so far, Mr Masafumi Kuroki said on Wednesday: "Pirates may use technology to launch cyber attacks to identify valuable cargo and then attack the ships."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2018, with the headline 'Cyber attacks a potential threat to ships'. Print Edition | Subscribe