Japan's largest port suffers ransomware attack

Pro-Russian cyberattackers have attacked the port of Nagoya, Japan's largest commercial port and responsible for some of the exports and imports of major Japanese companies such as Toyota.

At around 6.30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 4 July, the workers discovered they had been infected with a computer virus when they were unable to start their systems at the port. After several attempts, they received a message informing them that their systems had been infected with ransomware, forcing them to suspend operations. The facilities were paralysed for more than a day, causing economic losses and disrupting the movement of goods.

The attack is linked to the LockBit 3.0 group, which in addition to encrypting the data, demanded a ransom in exchange for recovering the system, according to the Nagoya Port Transportation Association. This is the second attack on the port's systems in less than a year.