"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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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, in a speech in London, said she didn't foresee another financial crisis "in our lifetimes". EDT (1822 GMT), having dropped as far as $1,236.46, its lowest since May 17 and just above the 200-day moving average.
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.
Cyber attacks reported globally, Ukraine Govt. infrastructure in chaos
SingCert advised all users and companies with affected systems to ensure that their Windows operating systems are fully patched. Microsoft said the virus could spread through a flaw that was patched in a security update in March, according to the report.
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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May's government said it was "confident it can achieve a bold and ambitious deal that will work in the interest of the whole U.K". Citizens rights is one of three "baskets" to be dealt with in the first phase of the negotiations which began on Monday.