Maersk Group should have avoided being affected by the latest cyber attack by applying Microsoft security updates and patching software, according to a cyber security expert However, John Boles, a former assistant director of US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s international operations, said the attacks could have been avoided by applying Microsoft security updates. He said, “This infection could have been avoided by applying the Microsoft security update that addressed the SMB vulnerability. With WannaCry, the patch was issued before the outbreak began. Companies who patched and updated were protected.”
The U.S. Coast Guard and state and local agencies are monitoring a 586-foot Thai-flagged cargo vessel that ran aground off Sewells Point in Norfolk, Virginia. The Coast Guard said watchstanders at the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a call at 12:50 p.m. reporting that the bulk cargo ship "Mallika Naree" had lost propulsion in the Elizabeth River, struck a buoy and ran soft aground outside the shipping channel. Commercial tugboats arrived on scene and moved the cargo vessel to a nearby anchorage in the Elizabeth River, where it is now safely anchored. "Mallika Naree" is carrying cement and steel.
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