Australian Steel Manufacturer hit by Recent Cyberattack
BlueScope Steel, an Australian steel manufacturer, has been the victim of a recent cyberattack that has affected some of its operations, including operations based in its home-country of Australia.
BlueScope has stated that the online incursion was spotted at one of its United States businesses and subsequently spread to segments of its global operations.
The manufacturing and sales operations have impacted in Australia as a result of the US-based cyber-attack, BlueScope announced on Friday.
Tania Archibald, the Chief Financial Officer of BlueScope Steel has stated in response that “We are taking this event extremely seriously.” Staff are reportedly working hard to restore BlueScope’s online systems.
Manual workarounds have been encouraged as an alternative to online automated processes, but unfortunately full functionality will not be restored to the company until the damage from the cyber-attack has been mitigated fully.
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