FedEx did not immediately release details of the attack, but it appeared to be part of a larger, ongoing global "ransomware" attack.
TNT Express said that its operations and communications systems have been disrupted, but that “no data breach is known to have occurred.” All other FedEx companies said they are unaffected and services are operating normally.
Hardest hit were TNT Express inter-continental services, where delays were reportedly widespread.
On the maritime side, seafreight giant Maersk was hit last week by a form of a ransomware virus, which encrypts and immobilizes all files within an infected server and demands payment in the form of bitcoin to have the encryptions removed.
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