EDITORIAL | There IT goes again: we need to heed the serious threat of cyber attacks

Transnet’s port and rail operations have been crippled by an IT breach creating ill-afforded backlogs

28 July 2021 - 18:53 By sunday times daily

Just when SA can least afford it, the country has been hit by yet another economic sucker-punch, with a cyber attack on Transnet that has brought port traffic almost to a standstill.

On Monday the state-owned entity had to declare a force majeure — a contractual clause protecting it from liability due to circumstances beyond its control — after an unprecedented IT breach, affecting both rail and ports...

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