Wednesday 10/20/21

Norwegian cruise ship firm Hurtigruten hit by major cyberattack

A company statement said the hackers were suspected of demanding a ransom.

Norway, Tromso: The MS Roald Amundsen cruise ship, operated by Norway's Hurtigruten line, arrives at port in Tromso. Four crew members working on the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company said on Friday. Photo: Hinrich Bäsemann/dpa
The MS Roald Amundsen cruise ship, operated by Hurtigruten, arrives at port in Tromso. Photo: Hinrich Bäsemann/dpa/file photo.

The Norwegian cruise ship company Hurtigruten has been subjected to an extensive cyberattack, with several of its systems out of action since Sunday night.

The Hurtigruten website was still not available on Monday and a statement from the company said hackers demanding a ransom were suspected.

Hurtigruten was last in the headlines in August because of a coronavirus outbreak on its cruise ship Roald Amundsen.

The company decided in September to suspend all cruises until the end of the year. The goal is to resume operations in January.