Cyber security threat worries marine insurers

Marine insurers voice concerns. 
Jon Guy, marine insurance correspondent
As the threat of cyber-attack and hacking continues to hit the headlines, the marine insurance market is still significantly short of a solution.
Underwriters recognise there is a threat to the maritime sector with warnings over the ability for hackers to access a vessel’s GPS system to change its direction and in recent years there have been known cases where Somali pirates accessed a shipping firm’s cyber systems to identify ships passing through the Gulf of Aden with high-value cargoes and low levels of on-board security.
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