Multiple Data Breaches at Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

July 6, 2024

INCIDENT

MANILA, Philippines – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) confirmed that a cyberattack compromised at least four of its systems, becoming the latest victim in a growing list of government agencies that have recently faced data breaches.

The attack, which happened on Sunday, June 16, hit four of MARINA’s “web-based systems.” MARINA’s systems manage various types of information, including vessel registrations, seafarers’ information documents, and record books. MARINA said that it aimed to bring systems back online “to receive and process applications on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.”

On July 4, MARINA assured stakeholders its newly launched, blockchain-enabled online certification system has been made more secure. It now employs a two-factor authentication during log-in. Only MARINA clients are allowed to register and use the program.

Incident Date

June 16, 2024

Location

Philippines

Estimated Cost

Unknown, Multiple day online system outage

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified