Security breach: DP World reports hackers have stolen personal data of Australian ports employees

DP World Australia, a major ports operator in the country, announced that it experienced a cyber incident earlier this month, resulting in the suspension of operations for three days. The breach, which was discovered on November 10, affected the company’s container terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle. Although customer data was not affected, the hackers accessed files containing personal information of current and former employees. DP World clarified that this incident only impacted its Australian operations and did not affect other markets. No ransomware was found or deployed in the company’s network. Following the breach, DP World disconnected from the internet, causing disruptions to freight movements. However, the company resolved the issue and cleared the backlog of over 30,000 containers by November 20.

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