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Ransomware Attack Cripples Japan’s Biggest Port

The Port of Nagoya in Japan has become the latest big name in maritime to be hit by a ransomware attack.

A crippling system glitch was detected on Tuesday morning, after which the port has been unable to load and unload containers from trailers.

An investigation has been launched into the attack, which according to local media came from the Russia-based ransomware group LockBit 3.0.

Japan’s largest port by cargo throughput is responsible for handling some of Toyota Motor’s car exports.

The carmaker said the attack won’t affect the shipment of new cars, but imported and exported parts can not be loaded or unloaded at the port until the problem is resolved.

The port authority said operations are expected to resume Thursday at 8.30 hrs local time.

The attack on Nagoya is the latest in a series of cyber attacks on ports globally.

Last Christmas, Portugal’s Port of Lisbon was hit by LockBit, crippling its operations for days. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s busiest container port, also suffered a ransomware attack last year.

In April, three Canadian ports were targeted but, the ports reported that operations were not affected and there had been no data breach.

Source: Splash247

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