Russian oil company says gas stations affected by Cyberattck

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"With there being no global kill switch for this one, we will continue to see the numbers rise in different parts of the world as more vulnerable systems become more exposed", Beau Woods, deputy director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington told Bloomberg. "They are trying to work manually", a senior official was quoted as saying by PTI news agency.

By a statement, Danish shipping AP Moller-Maersk, which operates a JNPT section, said the malware caused flaws in its computer system last night.

It said, "We are responding to the situation to contain and limit the impact and uphold operations".

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The group is "assessing and managing" the situation to minimise the impact on its customers and partners.

JNPT officials acknowledged that though they are doing their best to help the company, there is very little they can do. The European company also operates Pipavav terminal in the western state of Gujarat. APM Terminals, a subsidiary of shipping giant Maersk, confirmed the cyber attack, however an APM spokesperson refused to comment.

A major global cyber-attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware thatlast month infected more than 300,000 computers, according to Reuters.

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We continue to assess the situation. Companies that affected today include Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft, global advertising giant WPP Group and multiple institutions in Ukraine including its central bank and an worldwide airport.

According to reports, operations of one private terminal operator at JNPT disrupted as a effect of worldwide disruption caused by a cyber attack.

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