Port of Cape Town reports cyberattack on port operating systems

South Africa’s Port of Cape Town has reported a cyberattack that has affected its port operating systems, causing disruption to container operations.

Transnet runs a national freight rail line along with major South African ports, including Port of Cape Town and Durban. The company confirmed that its IT applications experienced disruptions.

The website of Transnet was down on 22 July and displayed an error message.

Currently, the port operator is investigating the cause of the disruption.



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