Ransomware hits Jawaharlal Nehru port operations in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government has termed the latest malware attack-Ransomware as extremely serious after it disrupted the operation of country’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s (JNPT).

A senior official in the state Cyber cell said, malware attacks impact the country’s external trade when systems dealing with the cargo and ships at the largest port get affected.

The official said, departments in the Maharashtra government such as Customs and Excise are not affected by the attack.

He assured that the computers used in these departments are safe and functioning. The official said, the state government has asked for cyber support from Indian Computer Emergency Response Team which is the national team for cyber security.

Operations at the JNPT were affected last night as a fallout of the global ransomware attack, which crippled some central banks and many large corporations in Europe.

AP Moller-Maersk, one of the affected entities globally, operates the Gateway Terminals India (GTI) at JNPT, which has a capacity to handle 1.8 million standard container units.

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