Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Maersk starts IT recovery after cyber attack - supply ship business unaffected

Maersk starts IT recovery after cyber attack - supply ship business unaffected

He said that many a time, the trade does the filing work for a consignment on the system up to 48 hours in advance, hinting that the impact will be felt more as time progresses.

The impacted terminal handles 4,500 containers per day on both the export and import front, the official said, adding that the other two terminals operated by DP World and one by state-owned JNPT itself have the capacity to handle the extra volumes.

In India, private port operator APM Terminals Pipavav's operations to have partially been hit by Petya.

Maersk Group said that the attack had not affected the safety of its vessels, which remain maneuverable and able to communicate.

APM Terminals, which is a part of the Danish global shipping firm Maersk, runs two terminals at the sprawling port which stretches across 42 kilometres (26 miles) and leads from the southwestern Dutch coast out into the North Sea.

Global operator APM Terminals has been hit by a cross-border cyber attack which has sent IT systems down across multiple terminals and business units.

He said Maersk had no precise timeline for when it expected its business to return to normal and said it was too early to assess the economic impact the cyber attack would have. "Therefore, all booking, information submission (.) are affected".

"We have it proactively shutting down systems and computers to prevent it from further contaminating our systems".

"Some terminals that were down this morning are now up and running", Clerc said. It encrypts each computer's hard drive, then demands a ransom of $300 in bitcoin in exchange for decryption instructions.

Worldwide steel and mining company EVRAZ also said it had been a target of a hacker attack.

Other firms said they also were still recovering from the virus Wednesday.

"The large-scale hacker attack has not affected the company production processes. due to the fact that the Company has switched to a reserve control system, neither oil production nor preparation processes were stopped". "We are assessing the situation and are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible".

Valentina Pop in Brussels, Nick Kostov in Paris, Deborah Ball in Rome and Jennifer Smith in NY contributed to this article.

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