A transport union wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to order law enforcement agencies to take swift action in protecting the logistics and port operator Transnet following a cyberattack.
The suspected hack took down the state-owned entity’s IT system, several of its websites and its vital Navis container terminal operating system. It forced the company to shift to its manual systems which have resulted in delays.
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) says Transnet is one of the few financially viable SOE’s from sabotage, vandalism, and criminality.
UNTU says the hack could not have come at a worst time when Transnet is still trying to recover from the nearly R260 million loss it suffered due to the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.