Update: San Diego Survives Cyber Attack


The Port of San Diego remains open and fully operational following the cyberattack it suffered on September 25, according to a statement.

The port claims the effects of the attack, which is being investigated by the FBI and US Homeland Security, were largely limited to internal administrative functions, and that client services were uninterrupted.

It also said that cargo volume has not been affected and that it is making no plans to cancel or reschedule its timetable.

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Port of San Diego CEO, Randa Coniglio, commented: “The Port of San Diego remains open for business and operations are continuing in the wake of a cybersecurity incident first reported on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

“Since the incident was first reported, our Port has handled calls from seven cruise ships and 10 cargo ships, processed biweekly payroll, and continued public safety operations as usual. 

“As this incident mainly impacted internal administrative functions, our services to our tenants and stakeholders have been generally uninterrupted.

“Public records continue to be provided in accordance with legal requirements. I appreciate the public's patience as we continue our recovery from this incident.”  

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