Update October 5: Following a cyber-attack on September 30 which closed down a number of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s web-based services, access to the IMO’s public website was restored on Friday 2 October. Service was restored to the GISIS database, IMODOCS and Virtual publications on October 1.
The IMO headquarters’ file serves are located in the UK, with extensive systems in Geneva. The backup and restore system is regularly tested.
In a statement, the organisation noted that it “acted immediately to address the cyber attack and to implement measures to ensure the risk of recurrence is minimised”.