James Fisher & Sons sees share price fall following cyber attack

Marine engineering firm James Fisher & Sons is the latest business to report a cyber breach.
On the 5th November, the Cumbrian marine services firm said that hackers had gained unlawful access to its computer systems.

"As a precautionary measure James Fisher & Sons took all affected systems offline. This has restricted access to communication and financial systems. Following containment of the incident, we are working with our cyber security experts on a safe recovery of systems, applications and data from our disaster recovery back-up," James Fisher said.

External experts, including forensic cyber security professionals have been drawn in to find out how the individuals got unauthorised access to the computer systems of the FTSE 250 group. The investigation is still ongoing.

"Work is ongoing to complete the recovery as quickly as possible and to minimise any impact on our businesses."

Shares were down 5% to 1,908p shortly after.

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