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Port of San Diego hit by cyber attack

The Port of San Diego has been hit by a cyber attack, affecting more than 500 workers. The attack took place on Tuesday and has spread to many departments of the US west coast port.

In a statement published Wednesday, the port’s CEO Randa Coniglio said the hack impacted issuing of park permits, public records requests and the Harbor Police.

“The Port of San Diego has experienced a serious cybersecurity incident that has disrupted the agency’s information technology systems,” Coniglio stated.

The port mobilised a team of industry experts and local, regional, state and federal partners to fix the issue.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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