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DP World Australia issues update on cybersecurity incident

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Following the cybersecurity incident identified on Friday November 10, DP World Australia in collaboration with cybersecurity experts, has worked tirelessly, making significant progress in re-establishing landside freight operations at its ports.

It says its top priority is the secure and safe restoration of its terminal operations. To facilitate the flow of some freight, the company has activated its robust business continuity plan and is collaborating with industry partners, including other ports and terminal operators.

Additionally, it is working closely with government and private sector stakeholders to identify and retrieve sensitive inbound freight.

Currently, DP World Australia teams are testing key systems crucial for the resumption of normal operations and regular freight movement. A further update will be provided once this testing phase is complete.

A key line of inquiry in this ongoing investigation is the nature of data access and data theft. DP World Australia says it appreciates this development may cause concern for some stakeholders. It adds that it is working hard to assess whether any personal information has been impacted and has taken proactive steps to engage the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

The resumption of DP World Australia’s terminal operations does not signify the conclusion of the company’s efforts. The company is committed to continuing its investigation and remediation work to ensure the security and integrity of its customers, partners, employees, operations, and data.

It notes that it remains resolute in its commitment to restoring normal operations as quickly and safely as possible and is dedicated to ensuring the continuous flow of goods and services that support Australia’s economy.

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