This is the second attack to have hit the company in three months. Last month Street Talk revealed that Japan Post had called in bankers to pitch potential salvage plans for Toll including a sale, after already taking steep writedowns on its investment. Toll Group resists ransom demands from hackers after cyber attack, A look back at 2020 - the year that container supply chains collapsed. We took immediate steps to disable our systems and implement heightened security. Toll Group hit by second cyber attack in three months Australian logistics company Toll Group has reported another ransomware attack adversely affecting its operations earlier in May. Print article. Australian courier and logistics company, Toll Group, is gradually returning to its usual operations after a ransomware attack devastated its IT systems late last week. Most online customer applications have been taken offline, and Toll's staff were relying on personal computers and devices, as they were unable to work from company PCs. The company reported it had shut down a number of systems across multiple sites and business units in response to a cyber attack on 31 January. But the company said, that as far as it knew, this would mean the information would not be accessible through conventional online platforms, and added: “Toll is not aware at this time of any information from the server in question having been published.”. The threat – unrelated to the attack on Toll in January – involves ransomware called Nefilim. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the actions of the perpetrators,” Knudsen said. "We are in regular contact with the Australian Cyber Security Centre on the progress of the incident. Logistics giant Toll Group says it suffered a second major cyber attack this year, revealing it has closed numerous internal and customer-facing systems after being infected by a new form of ransomware. "This is a new level of hell for Toll and all my clients are extremely sympathetic because no one wants to go through one major attack, let alone two in a row," said James Turner the managing director of security advisory group CISO Lens. Toll Group’s shipping and land operations have once again been the target of a cyber attack – the second this year. The threat – unrelated to the attack on Toll in January – involves ransomware called Nefilim. Toll Group is having a tough year, and has confirmed that the “unusual activity” on its servers last week was a cyber attack, which has now led to ransom demands. Toll’s Australian customers have been left in the dark, after a cyber attack shutdown some of the delivery services systems. Toll said the hackers had downloaded data and, given previous form, would publish it on the ‘dark web’ if the ransom was not paid. Freight forwarder Toll Group has shut down certain IT systems after suffering a cyber attack. Global logistics operator Toll Group announced on 3 February 2020 that it had been subject to a cyber attack across its land and sea operations. And the 3PL sought to reassure customers. Prior to joining Toll, Mr Lee was based in Shanghai as general manager of Global Operations in the Asia Pacific region at GE, where he was in charge of shared services, such as finance, supply chain, HR and legal. Logistics giant Toll is still working to reinstate its IT systems after falling victim to a cyber attack more than a week ago. "This is unrelated to the ransomware incident we experienced earlier this year. 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A cyber security incident that led to a shut down of Toll Group's IT systems was a "targeted ransomware attack". We are investigating the root cause to resolve the issue. The company shut down a number of IT systems at multiple sites across the country in a bid to resolve the issue. A Toll spokeswoman said she hadn't left as a result of the earlier problems and had advised Toll of her intention to leave the organisation a few months prior. Toll discovered irregularities on 4 May and shut down its systems to prevent further infection. As a precautionary measure, Toll has made the decision to shut down a number of systems in response to a suspected cyber security incident. Officially, they seem to maintain they had some systems outage and/or shutdown. “While there are delays in some parts of the network, freight shipments and parcel deliveries are moving by and large as normal, with Toll call centres taking bookings over the phone. "During Toll's first attack, other company boards were asking their security executives for an assessment of how their company would deal with a similar scenario and it sharpened the focus on supply chain exposure. Toll has regularly updated its customers with information about the cyber incident that disrupted business. Toll has no intention of engaging with any ransom demands, and there is no evidence at this stage to suggest that any data has been extracted from our network," Toll's statement said. In the attack earlier this year, which ran from late January until early March, it faced a protracted period where it could not tell customers including Telstra, Optus and OfficeWorks where their parcels were. systems as a precaution. Follow updates here. Mr Knudsen said cyber crime posed “an existential threat for organisations of all sizes, making it more important than ever for business, regulators and government to adopt a united effort in combatting the very real risk it presents the wider community”. The Japan Post-owned company warned customers that as a precautionary measure, in response to a cyber security incident on Friday, it had deliberately shut down a number of systems across multiple sites and business units. 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Toll Group is having a tough year, and has confirmed that the “unusual activity” on its servers last week was a cyber attack, which has now led to ransom demands. This is the second ransomware attack to strike the company within three months. Australian transport and logistics giant Toll Group said Saturday that it may have been the target of a cyberattack and that it has shut down a number of its I.T. However, they said that the experience of dealing with the earlier attack would probably mean this one was less damaging for the company and its clients. He said it was structurally similar to previous strains of ransomware, like the Mailto strain that hit Toll before – but has a different ransom payment system. Mr Jensen added that, following a webinar on cyber security, he came away with “the clear impression that the industry is still largely debating the same issues as they have been for the past five years, but actual progress towards heightening security standards are moving slowly”. After detecting this attack, we shut down our … A major Australian freight company is experiencing operational difficulties after a cybersecurity incident caused an IT system shutdown. Toll Group containers and logistics. Toll Group managing director Thomas Knudsen said the attack was unscrupulous, and that the business is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Australian Federal Police. We expect these arrangements to continue for the remainder of the week.". Since Toll has been through such a response very recently, their processes and staff should be well-prepared and one-would-hope, more resilient," Mr Sedgwick said. “We continue to prioritise the movement of essential items, including medical and healthcare supplies. Cyber Incident Notification for Former Toll Employees In early May 2020, we noticed unexpected activity on our IT systems which we confirmed to be a cyber attack. Note- Toll Group is a company that offers logistics through air, road, and sea through a fleet of 19,000 vehicles including trucks, trailers, and containers. The hackers accessed a corporate server containing information on Toll staff and some commercial agreements with enterprise customers, although Toll said the server was not “designed as a repository for customer operational data”. Toll Group, part of Japan Post, operates a global logistics network across 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries. This is a serious and regrettable situation and we apologise unreservedly to those affected. * Toll's Australian customers have been left in the dark, after a cyber attack shutdown some of the delivery services systems. "Toll’s recovery should be more rapid and their adoption of manual processes, more streamlined. Container shortages the biggest disrupter: where are all the empty boxes? With tens of thousands of new infections every day, there are fears the NHS will be swamped - and exhausted doctors say it is 'infuriating' to see people continuing to flout health rules. This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyse your use of our products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts, and provide content from third parties. 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Delivery giant Toll Group hit by ransomware attack, leaving small business owners frustrated over “untraceable” parcels ... Cyber attacks in … The Australian logistics giant Toll Group has experienced another ransomware attack causing unexpected delays to its customers. A message posted to the Australian-owned company's website reads, "As a precautionary measure, Toll has made the decision to shut down a number of … Our new CIO, King Lee, joined the company at the start of March, and Francoise supported a transition during the hand over period," the spokeswoman said. Logistics giant Toll Group has fallen victim to cyber attackers for a second time this year, with experts saying it should be better prepared to recover this time. Toll Group says it has been forced to shut down its IT systems, leading to days of missed deliveries and lost parcels, after it was struck by a new variant of ransomware. You can read more on Toll’s cyber – and other – problems on Premium, here. * The company confirmed to Business Insider Australia its systems had been down since Friday, and it was unable to track or locate customer's items. Cyber security experts said the fresh attack was a terrible blow, particularly coming during the COVID-19 pandemic when most back-office staff were working from home and others have been put on reduced hours to save money. Logistics company Toll Group has fallen prey to a second ransomware attack this year.. It didn't elaborate on the identity of the hackers, or the amount demanded in ransom but said the attackers used a fresh form of ransomware known as Nefilim, and that it would not pay any ransom. Soon after I dropped my son at school this morning, the following album cover from ... How is this not in the mainstream media? However internal sources do point to a cyber attack.”. It said it had been advised by government authorities and cyber security experts not to engage with the hackers or pay a ransom. Email access has been restored for Toll employees who operate on our cloud-based platforms.”. Toll Group says that data was stolen during its second ransomware attack of the year - reversing its story from a week ago. Credit: Toll Group. "It is unlikely that this attack will be as damaging as the last. "We have business continuity plans and manual processes in place to keep services moving while we work to resolve the issue. Mr Sedgwick said he suspected the substantial increase in people working from home during the pandemic meant the likely method of entry for the hackers was through exposed remote desktop protocols (RDP) or virtual desktop endpoints, which could have been accessed due to a lack of multi-factor authentication. Source: Twitter. Toll Group announced that it had experienced a "cybersecurity incident" on Friday. Early last week, following detection of suspicious activity on our IT systems, Toll confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack involving ransomware known as ‘Nefilim’. The cyber threat was discovered on Friday and Toll said it … It also indulges in warehousing and offers services in over 15,000 countries. However, it is yet to be seen how this second attack will affect the consumer trust and reputation of Toll.". Toll Group is fighting to get systems back online after a second cyber attack this year. Head of the cyber security practice at consulting firm Ankura Shannon Sedgwick said security researchers had known about Nefilim since February. Two Victorians who visited NSW's far south coast over the New Year's period are among the five new cases in NSW, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian criticised Victoria's snap border closure. It’s causing the whole logistics chain to grind to a halt… although most third-parties are calling it covid-19 related delays until pressed. Thomas Knudsen, Toll Group MD, said: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the actions of the perpetrators. The attack is the last thing that Japan Post, which was already counting the cost of its decision to buy Toll for $8 billion in 2015. would have wanted. Toll Group is a Japan Post Holdings subsidiary and operates in 50 countries with more than 1,200 locations and 40,000 employees. Australian logistics company Toll Group faced a cyber attack on 31 January 2020, which led to a severe disruption of its services. “We have commenced the process of restoring and testing our customer-facing applications, with a focus on bringing them progressively online as soon as possible. At the same time, we’re continuing to support our large enterprise customers whose services are affected by the disruption to online operations. In a statement posted on its website, Toll did not confirm that a cyberattack had occurred. 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