DP World confirms data stolen in cyberattack, no ransomware used

DP World confirms data stolen in cyberattack, no ransomware used

November 28, 2023 at 12:15PM

DP World Australia, a major logistics company, has confirmed that data was stolen during a recent cyber attack on its systems. The attack disrupted operations at five Australian ports, leaving over 30,000 containers stranded. Although no ransomware was used, DP World confirmed that some files were accessed and a small amount of data was exfiltrated. The incident only affected DP World Australia and did not impact other markets. The authorities are investigating the attack, and impacted individuals will be notified and offered support.

Meeting Takeaways:

1. DP World Australia experienced a cyber attack on November 10, 2023, which disrupted landside freight operations at five ports and left 30,137 containers stranded.
2. The company confirmed that the cyber attack did not involve any ransomware payloads or encryption.
3. Port operations resumed on November 13 and returned to normal status on November 17.
4. The backlog of containers was completely cleared by November 20, 2023.
5. The cyber attack was limited to DP World Australia’s operations and did not impact other markets where DP World operates.
6. No signs of ransomware deployment were found on the breached systems.
7. Data was stolen from DP World’s systems, including a small amount of personal information of current and previous employees.
8. Impacted individuals will be notified and provided with support to mitigate identity theft and fraud risks associated with the data exposure.
9. The identity of the attackers has not been determined, and no threat actors have claimed responsibility.
10. Authorities including the Australian Cyber Security Coordinator, the Australian Cyber Security Center, the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Home Affairs, and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner have been informed and are working with DP World to address the situation and minimize the impact for affected individuals.

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