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MSCI Advisory

2018-006-Worldwide-Cyber Exploitation

  1. Reference: U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) Alert TA18-106A – Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices (see
  2. Issue: US-CERT, the FBI, and the UK National Cyber Security Centre have issued a joint Technical Alert that provides information on the worldwide cyber exploitation of network infrastructure devices by Russian state-sponsored cyber actors.
  3. Guidance: U.S. maritime industry stakeholders are advised to thoroughly review and take appropriate action on US-CERT Alert TA18-106A at Additional cybersecurity resources are available at and
  4. Contact Information: Recipients who identify the use of tools or techniques discussed in US-CERT Alert TA18-106A should report to the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at or 888-282-0870 and to the FBI through a local field office or the FBI’s Cyber Division at or 855-292-3937.
  5. Cancellation: This advisory will automatically expire on November 02, 2018.