Australian ports reopen after cyberattack




SYDNEY: Major ports handling 40 percent of Australia‘s freight trade have resumed operations, leading operator DP World said Monday, three days after they were crippled by a cyberattack.
DP World cut its systems from the internet when the attack was detected Friday, preventing trucks from unloading or picking up cargo at ports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.
“DP World Australia is pleased to announce that operations resumed at the company’s ports across Australia,” the operator said in a statement.
The firm said it had successfully tested key systems overnight before reopening.
It said it expected to move 5,000 containers out of the four terminals during the day — not far from industry estimates of their usual daily traffic.
Investigations and efforts to protect systems may still cause “some necessary, temporary disruptions” to port services in the coming days, the company said.
DP World said its investigation and remediation work were likely to take “some time”.
DP World’s advisor on its response to the cyberattack, Alastair MacGibbon, said there had been “unauthorised activity in the system”.
Data had been taken by “someone malicious or unauthorised”, he told Nine Network television, without giving details of the nature of the stolen information.


Source link

━ more like this

China Sanctions: China sanctions US firm Kharon, provider of research on Xinjiang

BEIJING: China's foreign ministry said it had sanctioned Kharon, a US firm founded by former treasury department officials that provides data to companies...

Bry-Air Conducts the 13th Biannual Eye Camp to Support Underprivileged People Suffering from Eye-Related Problems

Bry-Air Conducts the 13th Biannual Eye Camp to Support Underprivileged People Suffering from Eye-Related Problems Staying true to its commitment to enhancing lives through CSR...

Ukraine: Ukraine claims destruction of major Russian navy vessel in Crimea

Ukraine's air force said on Tuesday that it had destroyed a major Russia landing ship stationed in the Crimean waters, after the Russian-installed...

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic reaches 10,000-point career milestone

Mavericks star Luka Doncic reached 10,000 career points during the first quarter of Dallas’ road game against the Phoenix Suns. Doncic reached 10,000...

Indonesia nickel plant explosion death toll rises to 18

JAKARTA: The death toll after an explosion at a Chinese-funded nickel-processing plant in eastern Indonesia over the weekend has risen to 18 with...