Acting Minister within the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says that authorities is presently investigating whether or not or not Transnet’s ‘cyber attack’ is expounded to the current unrest and riots within the nation that engulfed elements of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng. Ntshavheni held a media briefing in Pretoria to offer an replace on authorities’s interventions to rebuild the financial system and handle numerous points following the current violent protests
Transnet was reportedly hacked and this led to a number of the port’s container terminals to close down. Sources have confirmed to the media that the assault occurred early on Thursday, 22 July.
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During the briefing, Ntshavheni stated that it’s not but clear whether or not the 2 are associated.
“At this stage we do not know, we are investigating, and when that has been confirmed or disputed we are going to make that announcement. Currently we are treating it as an unrelated event,” Ntshavheni stated.
In a assertion, Transnet confirmed that it’s presently experiencing a disruption in a few of its IT functions, and continues to be attempting to determine the supply of the issue.
“All business continuity plans have been activated. Operations across the Group are continuing, with the Freight Rail, Pipelines, Engineering and Property divisions reporting normal activity.
“Port terminals are operational across the system, with the exception of container terminals, as the NAVIS system on the trucking side has been affected. In the Eastern Cape, terminal operations have been halted due to inclement weather conditions, and will continue manually once it is safe to do so.”
Transnet additionally stated that work is underway to scale back the downtime to make sure that the impacted programs are up and operating once more as quickly as doable.
Three sources with direct data of the matter advised Reuters on Thursday, that the logistics agency was hit by a suspected cyber assault.
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