The site of Sea-Invest in Ghent, a Belgian port terminal, has shut down all operations due to a hacking attack. This is reported by the Belgian newspaper De Tijd.

According to De Tijd, operations at Sea-Invest have been at a standstill since January 28 due to a cyber attack. Sea-Invest is a global operator of port terminals for the transit of bulk goods.

The terminal operator refused to comment on the nature of the attack. Companies that depend on the port terminal are reporting problems. Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt is said to be facing supply chain issues due to the situation.

Wannacry attack in 2017

Cyber attacks on ports are not uncommon. In 2017, the port of Rotterdam was targeted by a Wannacry ransomware attack. Among other things, the attack sabotaged the container terminal of Maersk (Danish container giant) for some time.