The Port of San Diego informed that it has experienced a serious cyber security incident. The cyber attack disrupted the port’s information technology systems. Port employees are working with limited functionality.
As the Port informed, it received the first reports of the attack on Tuesday, September 25. It then deployed a team of industry experts and local, regional, state and federal partners in an attempt to try and limit the impacts and restore system functionality, while focusing on public safety-related systems. The Harbor Police Department has alternative systems and procedures in place to reduce impacts to public safety.
However, the Port reported this disruption to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services.
Its employees are able to work but with limited functionality, something that could affect temporarily the Port’s service to the public, especially in the areas of park permits, public records requests, and business services.
The Port of San Diego added that no other information is available right now, while it will also provide updates when they are available.