India’s largest container port JNPT hit by ransomware

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Mumbai: Operations at one of the three terminals of the country’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) were impacted last night as a fallout of the global ransomware attack, which crippled some central banks and many large corporations in Europe.

A JNPT official told the news agency that they have been informed that the operations at Gateway Terminals India, GTI, have come to a standstill due to the malware attack.

They are trying to work manually. AP Moller-Maersk (APM), one of the affected entities globally, operates the GTI at JNPT. APM Terminals, a subsidiary of shipping giant Maersk, confirmed the cyber attack, however an APM spokesperson refused to comment.

The current attacks come weeks after the Wannacry ransomware attack, which impacted systems of many companies. Companies that affected today include Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft, global advertising giant WPP Group and multiple institutions in Ukraine including its central bank and an international airport.