June 28, 2017 / 4:53 PM / in 3 months

FedEx says operations at TNT Express disrupted after virus attack

FILE PHOTO: The TNT Express logo is pictured at the headquarters in Hoofddorp April 7, 2015. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/File Photo

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp (FDX.N) said on Wednesday operations in its TNT Express unit were disrupted after its information systems were hit by a virus attack.

FedEx, however, said no data breach was known to have occurred.

The company said it was unable to measure the financial impact of the service disruption at TNT, but it could be “material”.

The Netherlands-based TNT Express said on Tuesday it was experiencing interference with some of its systems, following a global ransomware attack.

The ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukraine’s international airport, global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and the world’s biggest advertising agency WPP (WPP.L).

FedEx said it was implementing remediation steps and contingency plans as quickly as possible.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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