Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine has discovered a discovered a cybersecurity incident where an unauthorised party accessed part of its IT network via third-party software.

Sembmarine has already established that certain personally identifiable information relating to some of its incoming, existing and former employees, as well as non-critical information relating to its operations were affected.

The contractor has contacted those impacted, and said it is committed to helping them manage all possible risks and take appropriate follow-up actions.

"We are mindful of the concerns of all affected parties and would like to assure all our stakeholders that information security and the privacy of all stakeholders are our top priorities,” the company said.

Sembmarine on Thursday said that it treats the incident seriousl” and “took immediate actions” to manage and mitigate any potential risks.

The company has appointed cybersecurity experts to conduct detailed analytics to flush out all breaches and related root causes, assist with impact assessment, and to review and enhance security measures to further strengthen the contractor’s core IT infrastructure and systems.

“Based on investigations and impact assessment to-date by the company and its cybersecurity experts, the incident and related risks have been effectively addressed. Our business operations remain[ed] unaffected throughout,” added Sembmarine.

The offshore and marine contractor confirmed it had notified the relevant authorities in Singapore and is collaborating closely with them in this regard.

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