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Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port shut down after it is hit by 'Petya' ransomware

Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 28, 2017, 04.14 AM (IST)

‘Petya’ ransomware virus has reportedly hit India’s largest container port.

Operations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai were suspended on Wednesday after reports of the attack. 

‘Petya’ has already triggered panic after infecting firms across US and Europe. 

Advertising firm WPP, food giant Mondelez and Heritage Valley Health System, which runs hospitals and care facilities in Pittsburgh are some of the big companies reported attacks by the malware.  

The ransomware is similar to WannaCry. It demands bitcoins to unlock the encrypted files. A ransom worth 300 US Dollars is asked on infected computers.

 

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