South Africa’s ports, pipelines and hospital networks are critical infrastructure: protecting them from cyberattacks is non-negotiable
On 27 June 2017, shipping company – Maersk – faced its biggest crisis. NotPetya, a type of ransomware, had spread through its global computer network in 7 minutes, destroying 49,000 of its laptop computers. 17 of its terminals across the globe were hacked.
Transnet, on 22 July, suffered what it has called “a cyber attack”. As a result of this disruption, Transnet could not provide the services it usually provides, which include loading and offloading containers from ships.