“The disruption will continue for several days and will affect the movement of goods in and out of the country,” the National Cyber Security Coordinator said.
The Australian government announced on Saturday that the cyber security incident “Important» Several ports in the country, operated by DP World Australia group, were affected. The government consolidates the response.A significant cyber security incident affecting several Australian ports», Australian Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil said on X (formerly Twitter), without specifying how much port infrastructure was affected.
Canberra is working with the port operator “Measure impact“, she added. DP World Australia operates container terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle. The Australian Cyber Security Center advises the port operator and it “Provides technical assistance“, National Cyber Security Coordinator Darren Goldie noted on X (formerly Twitter). “The disruption will continue for several days and will affect the movement of goods in and out of the country“.
The official added that the National Emergency Management Agency and Coordination Body convened by the government will meet on Sunday in case of crisis. Darren Goldie said the Australian Federal Police had launched an investigation. The coordinator, a former Australian Air Force officer, was appointed last July in response to a number of cyber attacks in the country.
A year ago, the personal information of over nine million customers of Optus, one of Australia’s largest telecommunications providers, was stolen in a cyber attack. Last week, the same operator suffered a massive outage with reasons still unexplained.
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