FedEx Hit By Cyber-Attack, Systems ‘Significantly Affected’

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) – Logistics firm FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been slowed by the global cyberattack, another sign of how major companies are struggling to deal with the fallout from an especially virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software.

In an announcement Wednesday, the company based in Memphis, Tennessee, said it had been “significantly affected” by the malicious program, which emerged in Ukraine on Tuesday before spreading around the world.

FedEx said that the domestic, regional and intercontinental operations of TNT Express, a courier delivery unit, were “largely operational, but slowed.” The company added that the impact of the cyberattack “could be material.”

Meanwhile, the largest terminal in the Port of Los Angeles remained closed Wednesday due to the cyber-attack.

Operations were halted at the normally bustling APM Terminal, owned by Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, beginning at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, and remained shut down Wednesday. There was no word on when it might reopen.

Maersk told its trucking companies not to come to the terminal. The other terminals at the port were operating normally.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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