Danish shipping giant Maersk recovering from major Petya cyber attack

Company confirms attack took down its IT system across multiple sites and business units, but has now been contained.

Danish shipping and transport giant AP Møller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped worldwide, was one of the companies hardest hit by the latest major ransomware outbreak, widely known as Petya or NotPetya.

Møller-Maersk confirmed on Tuesday 27 June that its IT system was down across multiple sites and business units. The company later said the attack had been contained and its container shipment arm Maersk Line could receive bookings again, despite some systems still being affected.

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