Royal Vopak’s Malaysian Oil Storage Complex Hit by Ransomware Attack

December 13, 2023

INCIDENT

Vopak has fallen victim to a ransomware attack in Malaysia by what appears to be the ALPHV Blackcat ransomware group. Vopak informed that its business operations in the Netherlands are not in danger.

“We can confirm that an IT incident has occurred at Pengerang Independent Terminals (PTSB) in Malaysia,” a Vopak spokesperson said. "Unauthorized persons have gained access to our data," Vopak confirms. “The incident is under investigation and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.” The company remains operational. Critical business information was allegedly stolen, including about the company's fuel infrastructure and systems.

Incident Date

April 24, 2023

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source