DP World facilities in Australia hit by a cyber attack
Logistics and port terminal operator giant DP World found itself under cyber attack over the weekend resulting in disruptions at its terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. DP World Australia oversees around 40 per cent of goods imports and exports. However, according to a BBC report, the cyber attack did not disrupt deliveries to major Australian supermarkets.
DP World Australia said operations are back to normal since early Monday morning, following an overnight test of key systems, the company told BBC, adding that approximately 5,000 containers will move out of Australian terminals today.
The company immediately halted internet connectivity at its facilities on Friday, to prevent further unauthorised access, with the authorities adding that the perpetrators have not yet been identified. The company itself is still looking into the issue and into ways to further secure its systems from future attacks.
The attacks came in the midst of industrial action that started in October with workers looking to negotiate pay increases, resulting in 24-hour strikes. The Maritime Union of Australia, leading the negotiations said the industrial action will be extended until November 20.