The justice department said it’s systems have been interrupted by a ransomware attack, the second such assault on a state institution in the past two months.
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State logistics firm will lift the force majeure it declared at its container terminals from Monday, after a cyberattack, believed to be a ransomware incident, hampered operations.
Transnet appears to have been targeted with a strain of ransomware that cybersecurity experts have linked to a series of high-profile data breaches likely carried out by crime gangs from Eastern Europe and Russia.
The public enterprises ministry said late on Wednesday that preliminary assessments showed that Transnet and its customer data had not been compromised by a recent cyberattack.
State-owned logistics giant Transnet said on Tuesday that it has made “significant progress” in restoring its IT systems, with most affected applications up and running by yesterday.
Transnet Port Terminals has declared force majeure following the ongoing fallout from a cyberattack that hit the entire Transnet group.
Transnet said on Friday it had identified and isolated the source of the disruption to its IT systems, which impacted its container terminals.
While government says it is investigating whether the apparent cyberattack on Transnet on Thursday is related to recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, a union has appealed for help to protect the state-run logistics and port operator.
State-owned logistics giant Transnet has fallen victim to a cyberattack, a report said on Friday. Details are still sketchy, but Transnet said an IT-related problem has affected container operations.