On Friday, the Australian logistics company Toll Group suffered a “cybersecurity incident” which has since been confirmed as ransomware. A spokesman stated that the company was the victim of a “targeted ransomware attack” and that a number of the company’s systems had to be isolated and disabled in an attempt to contain the infection. The shutdown of so many systems has had an impact on several customer-facing systems. Currently, Toll Group is utilizing manual processes in an attempt to continue operations, but the attack has created a backlog of goods that have gone undelivered. Toll Group has increased staff temporarily to help clear the backlog of goods and return operations to normal levels.
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