Attacks Shuts South Africa Port Ops

July 27, 2021

INCIDENT

Transnet, a state-owned South African rail, port and pipeline company, suffered a cyberattack July 22.and has been forced to halt operations. Transnet declared force majeure at 4 container terminals. Container shipment processing was delayed for 7 days.

Transnet said ports at Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town were affected.

Incident Date

July 22, 2021

Location

South Africa

Estimated Cost

Operations halted for 7 days

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified