South African ports hit by cyberattack

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South Africa’s state-owned logistics firm said Tuesday it was working to restore systems following a major cyber-attack last week that hit the country’s key port terminals. The company declared a force majeure after an attack that started on July 22nd forced Transnet to switch to manual systems. The attack has affected ports in Durban — the busiest in sub-Saharan Africa — as well as Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. The outage came on the heels of civil unrest sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma that halted operations for several days and at the peak of the citrus export season.

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