Cyber attack prompts system outage at JNPT container terminal

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

A ransomware attack has caused a full system outage at one of the container terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

On 21 February, information systems at the facility became the latest victims of a cyberattack, sparking fears that it would lead to a disruption in cargo flow.

“There has been a technical issue at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), one of the five container terminals at JNPT. Govt agencies are working to resolve it,” a spokesperson from JNPT told PTI.

“While there is a system disruption, there has been no effect on the cargo operations at JNPCT.  To ensure business continuity, a standard operating procedure has been chalked out for an interim period for handling EXIM containers at JNPCT through alternate arrangements from February 23, 2022. 

“Howsoever there has been no impact on the operations at the other four terminals at JNPT.”

JNPT also recently made PTI’s list of ‘Top 5 Ports in India 2021’ after handling 4,177,211 TEU in Financial Year 2021-2022.

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