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Carnival hit by ransomware attack; guest, employee information



(Reuters) – Cruise carrier Carnival Corp. said on Monday that it was launching an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand's information technology systems.

Carnival, which operates AIDA, Carnival and Princess, among other things in a legislative application said that the attack included unauthorized access to personal data from guests and employees.

The company did not identify the brand that was affected and refused to provide more information, as the investigation process was at an early stage.

The attack increases the misery of the company that has already struggled with the cancellation of its cruises for months due to the COVID-1

9 pandemic among travel restrictions worldwide.

Some data files were downloaded during the attack, Carnival said, adding that there was no guarantee that information technology systems for its other brands would be adversely affected.

Ransomware is a type of malware used by hackers to take control of files in an infected system and then demand hefty payments to recover them.

The company said it believed the incident would not have a material impact on its operations, operations or financial results.

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