Topic-icon Customers 'furious' with TNT after cyber-attack meltdown

1 week 32 minutes ago #3670 by ronnie101

When Leah Charpentier ordered a vintage coffee table, on 8 June - a birthday present for her brother - she didn't think it would take more than six weeks to be delivered.

She also didn't expect for the furniture to arrive with one of its casters broken off.

This particular coffee table was just one of hundreds of thousands of items caught up in an extraordinary meltdown at courier TNT, which was badly affected by the NotPetya cyber-attack that hit many companies around the world on 28 June.

Businesses in Ukraine were hit hardest, and since many TNT operations and communications are based in the country, a significant proportion of its systems were infiltrated and data encrypted - locking employees out - as a result.

www.bbc.com/news/technology-40861982

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6 days 10 hours ago #3671 by Benjamin-Lau-google

This prove that even an organization that was not a directly victim of any cyber incident there are still business impact that will affect the organization businesses and reputations.
Till date there are only a handful of companies (Those who have had learn it the hard way) whom had adopt a full cyber security strategy that will include a process to do damage control to the business and involve Senior Management and end users. The rest of the world still thinks that cyber security is a IT dept issues.

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6 days 6 hours ago #3672 by ronnie101

Probably these companies have limited or no budget/resources to include cyber security strategies. It could be because these businesses are SME and size wise is small so maybe dun think it's worth the effort. But u r right, until they learn it the hard way and/or expensive way then they have no choice but to iimplement.

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4 days 2 hours ago #3673 by moomoo77

ronnie101 wrote:

Probably these companies have limited or no budget/resources to include cyber security strategies. It could be because these businesses are SME and size wise is small so maybe dun think it's worth the effort. But u r right, until they learn it the hard way and/or expensive way then they have no choice but to iimplement.
Must always have BCP in place no matter how big or small the biz is.

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1 day 11 hours ago #3675 by Benjamin-Lau-google

I second to that but in reality non of our local SMB even have a sound AV install. Let alone a BCP. They are like ostrich- bury their head in the sands and think nothing happened or concern them...

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