BV said its cybersecurity systems detected an attack on 20 November, and its cybersecurity procedures were immediately activated.
“A preventive decision has been made to temporarily take our servers and data offline to protect our clients and the company while further investigations and corrective measures are in progress,” BV said.
“This decision generates a partial unavailability or slowdown of our services and client interfaces.”
BV said its internal teams were working with third-party IT experts to ensure business continuity and minimise disruption to customers and business partners.
“Bureau Veritas has also actioned the relevant authorities, who will provide us with additional support to resume normal operations in short term,” the classification society said.
Arguably BV should be well placed to manage the impact of cyberattack as cybersecurity is one of the services offered the classification society offers to its clients.