Petya: Govt working with Maersk to resolve situation at JNPT


"India is not [heavily] affected at this stage", Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's Information and Technology Minister, said. "They are trying to work manually", a senior official was quoted as saying by PTI news agency.

"The central IT infrastructure of AP Moller-Maersk (APM) installed at the Hague has been affected by a cyber attack on 27th/28th June 2017.the IT infrastructure of Terminal, installed, managed and operated at AP Moller-Maersk at JNPT also got affected due to cyber attack on their central IT infrastructure", the statement said.

Ukraine and Russian Federation appeared hardest hit by Tuesday's violent outbreak of data-scrambling software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release.

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

Kremlin-controlled Rosneft, Russia's largest crude producer, said it had avoided "serious consequences" from the "hacker attack" by switching to a backup system for managing production processes. "While the terminal operator is taking steps to address the issues disrupting the operations, it is anticipated that there could be [a problem with] in-bound and out-bound container cargo", the Indian Shipping Ministry said in a statement. When asked about the impact of the malware attack, Brijesh Singh, Maharashtra state cyber cell chief, said, "The state government's departments such as Customs, Excise etc are not affected in this attack".

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"We have shut down a number of systems to help contain the issue".

He said any response would take time to implement given the large volume of traffic handled by the port. According to Microsoft, the flaw was patched in an update in March.

The computer virus used in the attack includes code known as Eternal Blue, a tool developed by the NSA that exploited Microsoft's Windows operating system and which was published on the internet in April by a group called Shadowbrokers.

Hospitals, government offices and major multinationals were among the casualties of the ransomware payload, which locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release.

In the United States, pharmaceutical company Merck said it had launched an investigation after its network was compromised, The Washington Post reported.