Australian ports back online after cyberattack

DP World Australia says its operations have resumed after a cyberattack on its systems. The company, which moves around 40 per cent of Australia’s freight had paused activities at ports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Freemantle, after a data breach was discovered on Friday, November 10.

The stoppage has caused a backlog of containers, which will take some time to clear, with an investigation into the incident ongoing, too.  

Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator Darren Goldie said ‘DP World Australia’s investigation and ongoing remediation work are likely to continue for some time’, adding that the interruption to services would ‘impact the movement of goods into and out of the country’.

‘DP World Australia is working with its stakeholders to consider the impacts on its operations at specific ports,’ he said.

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