Cyberattack hits Mumbai container port

Cyberattack hits Mumbai container port

A state-run container terminal at Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), busiest container port in India, has reportedly fallen victim to a cyberattack.

A suspected security breach of the management information system has rendered the Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal (JNPCT), the country’s first dedicated container terminal, prompting it to reroute one ship to other terminals.

The four privately operated terminals in the port are reported to be operating normally and expected to handle traffic scheduled to arrive at the state-run terminal.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port handles around 50 percent of the total cargo, across the major ports of India.

In addition to JNPCT, the port has four privately-run terminals, which have not been affected; two are operated by DP World and the remaining two are operated by APM Terminals (Gateway Terminals India) and PSA International, respectively.

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