Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 16 2020

Australian Ransomware Attack April 2020: BlueScope Steel has been the subject of a cyber attack, forcing production systems to be halted company-wide.

The ransomware infection was discovered yesterday morning in one of the company’s United States-based businesses.

Company Response: BlueScope response to cyber incident, Friday, May 15, 2020
Source: BlueScope Steel hit by cyber attack causing worldwide system shutdown of operations | ABC News (Australia)
More reports from: ABC News (Australia).

BlueScope’s chief financial officer Tania Archibald said the company had reverted to manual operations where possible, but some processes such as steel despatches were continuing as normal.

“We are taking this attack extremely seriously,” Ms Archibald said.

“Our people are working diligently to protect and restore our systems.”

BlueScope’s corporate affairs manager Michael Raey said steelmaking at Port Kembla was continuing, however the hot strip mill was temporarily disrupted.

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