Suspected cyber attack cripples box terminal run by JNPCT

A suspected cyber-attack of the management information system (MIS) has crippled the container terminal run by the state-owned port authority at Jawaharlal Nehru Port from Monday, forcing the Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal (JNPCT) to divert one container ship to other terminals at the port located near Mumbai. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Port is India's busiest state-owned container gateway. 

"The information system at JNPCT is not working from Monday due to which we have diverted one vessel," said an official. "The MIS personnel is on the job, based on their advice we will take a call on diverting more ships," he said, noting that there is no visibility on how long it will take to restore the system.

Shipping industry sources briefed on the incident said that "JNPCT system has been hit by a major cyber-attack."

"The system is completely down and JNPCT is not sure when it will be restored. It may take minimum 3-4 days, if not more," a shipping industry source said.

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Source: India Sea Trade News

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