Prosecutors investigating cyberattacks affecting multiple Belgian and Dutch ports

Multiple ports in Belgium and the Netherlands are reporting issues after a cyberattack affecting IT services was announced. Terminals operated by SEA-Tank, Oiltanking, and Evos in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam, and Terneuzen are all dealing with issues related to their operational systems, according to France24.

A spokesperson from Evos told ZDNet that they are continuing to operate their terminals but are having some delays after the attack. 

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“There is a disruption of IT services at our terminals in Terneuzen, Ghent, and Malta, which is causing some delays in execution. All operations continue to take place in a safe manner,” the spokesperson said. 

Prosecutors in Antwerp have opened an investigation into the cyberattacks and told the Associated Press that the Federal Computer Crime Unit is looking into the issue. 

Companies reported having difficulties unloading barges because their software had been “hijacked,” making it difficult to process each one. 

The incidents come days after oil companies Oiltanking and Mabanaft, both owned by German logistics conglomerate Marquard & Bahls Group, suffered a cyberattack that crippled their loading and unloading systems. 

Oiltanking told ZDNet in a statement yesterday that its terminals are operating with limited capacity and that they “have declared force majeure.” On

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