The National Cyber Security Coordinator has made the following statement in response to the DP World Australia Cyber Incident:
“This interruption is likely to continue for a number of days and will impact the movement of goods into and out of the country. DP World Australia is working with its stakeholders to consider the impacts on its operations at specific ports.
My office is leading the national response to this incident and has been engaged on this since Friday evening (10 November 2023), when we were notified of the incident.
Our priority is to assist DP World Australia to resolve the incident, so they are in a position to restore access to the ports they operate across the country.
The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is engaged with DP World Australia and is providing technical advice and assistance. The Australian Federal Police has commenced an investigation into the incident.
I intend to convene the National Coordination Mechanism again tomorrow, together with NEMA, and continue to meet with DP World Australia over the coming days as this unfolds. I will provide further updates on the situation as it develops.”