DP World Says Some Personal Employee Data Stolen in Hack

No Ransom Demands or Ransomware Found in Systems, Company Says
DP World employee and containers
An employee at the DP World Plc container berth at the Port of Brisbane, Australia. (Eric Taylor/Bloomberg News)

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DP World Plc said workers’ personal information was stolen in the November cyberattack on the port operator’s Australian business.

“A small amount of data was exfiltrated from the DP World Australia network,” the company said in a statement Nov. 28. “Some of the impacted data includes the personal information of current and previous employees of DP World Australia.” No customer data was taken, the company said.

The Nov. 10 hack forced DP World into a three-day Australian shutdown and revealed the country’s reliance on the giant port operator. DP World manages almost 40% of goods flowing in and out of Australia and the company needed a week to clear a backlog of more than 30,000 freight containers.

DP World said Nov. 28 that its investigation found no ransomware in its Australian network and the company didn’t receive a ransom demand.

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