On the occasion of the intentional attack which affected port facilities, the US Coast Guard stresses that the outcomes are a reminder of the importance of cyber risk management in the Marine Transportation System globally. USCG is monitoring the consequences of recent ransom attacks that have impacted cargo movement through several US ports.
Following the recent cyber attack, the Mediterranean Shipping Company confirmed that it is not affected by the ransomware, known as ‘PETYA’, reassuring all operators that its systems and business operations are working normally and bookings can be placed as usual.
The Indian Ministry of Shipping and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust are taking steps to ensure minimum disturbance to trade, transporters, public, in response of the recent "Petya" cyber attack across the globe. An unforeseen situation has been developed at JNPT, owing to disruption in the operations of one of the private terminal operators, APM Maersk, due to the cyber attack.
A.P. Møller-Maersk officially announced that its IT systems are currently out of work due to a cyber attack. The company issued a statement, posted on its twitter account, confirming the incident and that while the situation is under review, the safety of its employees, operations and customers' business comes first.