INCIDENT: Ransomware Attack Cripples Indian Port Container Terminal JNCPT

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal was hit by a suspected ransomware attack. JNPCT operations are down and they are unable to process containers. Vessels were diverted and JNPCT stopped accepting ships for loading/unloading at the port.

JNPCT is owned and operated by the port authority, while the other terminals are private. This mirrors a NotPetya attack that occurred at the Gateway Terminal India (GTI) terminal at the same port, owned by Danish AP Moller-Maersk (APM), in 2017. At the time, 17 APM terminals around the world were hit simultaneously.

Incident Date

February 21, 2022

Location

India

Estimated Cost

unknown

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Ransomware attack hits Nhava Sheva container terminal
  • India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal hit by cyberattack

Impacts

IT

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