TNT Express operations “significantly” disrupted due to cyber attack

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TNT Express says its worldwide operations have been “significantly” affected due to the IT system virus that is sweeping the globe.

The ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Kiev International Airport, global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maerskand the world’s biggest advertising agency WPP.

The FedEx subsidiary’s operations and communications systems have been disrupted, but it says no data breach is known to have occurred. The operations of all other FedEx companies are unaffected and services are being provided under normal terms and conditions.

FedEx says it cannot measure the financial impact of this service disruption at this time, but it could be material.

A statement reads: “Remediation steps and contingency plans are being implemented as quickly as possible. TNT Express domestic country and regional network services are largely operational, but slowed.

“We are also experiencing delays in TNT Express inter-continental services at this time. We are offering a full range of FedEx Express services as alternatives.”

The express freight firm says updates on service availability will be provided periodically as systems are remediated.