What would be the impact on global economy and insurers if several maritime ports in the Asia-Pac region were forced to close or have their operation disrupted due a cyber attack?
This very question was the topic of a research study commissioned by LLoyds of London and a number of insusrers and academic institutes. The research considered a hypothetical yet plausible scenario in which an attack is launched via a computer virus carried by ships, which then scrambles the cargo database records at major ports and leads to severe disruption. The research report shows how an attack of this scale would cause substantial economic damage to a wide range of business sectors globally due to the interconnectivity of the maritime supply chain.
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