By Cameron Abbott, Max Evans and Florence Fermanis
We have our first large scale data
breach of the decade. Toll, a transport and logistics network which delivers up
to 95 million items globally every year, has temporarily shut down a number of
its IT systems as a precautionary measure after suffering a cyber-security
breach on Friday, according to an article by the SMH.
A spokesperson has indicated that
Toll has cybersecurity experts working closely with their IT team on the
breach, and is taking careful internal measures so that systems can be brought
back up online in a “controlled and secured manner”. Additionally, Toll
has initiated business continuity plans to minimise the disturbance brought on
by the breach. While any official numbers of affected customers and the exact
nature and extent of the breach have not yet been released by Toll, The
Register has reported that the breach has reportedly affected customers in
Australia, India and the Philippines.