- Aug 17, 2014
Cruise line operator Carnival Corporation has disclosed that one of their brands suffered a ransomware attack over the past weekend.
Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise operator in the world with over 150,000 employees and 13 million guests annually. The cruise line operates under the brands Carnival Cruise Line, Costa, P&O Australia, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland American Line, AIDA, Cunard, and their ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn.
In an 8-K form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Carnival Corporation has disclosed that one of its brands suffered a ransomware attack on August 15th, 2020.
"On August 15, 2020, Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc (together, the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) detected a ransomware attack that accessed and encrypted a portion of one brand’s information technology systems. The unauthorized access also included the download of certain of our data files," the cruise line operator stated in their filing.
As part of the attack, Carnival states data was likely stolen and could lead to claims from those affected by the potential data breach.
"Nonetheless, we expect that the security event included unauthorized access to personal data of guests and employees, which may result in potential claims from guests, employees, shareholders, or regulatory agencies,"