A couple of days before facing the attack, the organization had tweeted about how unsafe everyone is from a cyber-attack and how the activities and security of the stakeholders is at risk due to it.
The tweet included an article about the major challenges faced by the ports in relation with cyber-security. Vulnerabilities must be gotten rid of before the criminals sniff them out. Protocols must also be crafted to prepare for the unforeseen cyber-attacks.
The attack was pretty well handled by the Port Authority and later it was informed that the maritime operations were working as per usual and within regular parameters. Reception and delivery operations which were thought to be delayed also proceeded without interruption.
The organization has decided to keep mum about the subject and hence any assumption made about the scenario wouldn’t be judicial.