Port of Nagoya resumes operations following cyber-attack

The Port of Nagoya in Japan has begun the reintroduction of services following a cyber-attack on Tuesday, which caused disruption to cargo operations at the facility.

According to reports, the port suffered a ransomware attack run by a hacker group based in Russia using the name LockBit 3.0, which impacted its ability to load and unload containers.

The Port of Nagoya is the largest trading port in Japan, accounting for about 10% of the country’s total trade value, and is the nation’s main automobile exporting port, shipping approximately 1.17 million completed vehicles annually. Auto maker Toyota in particular relies on the port as a major export logistics hub.

The facility also handles other cargo types, including containers and bulk shipments, with a total annual cargo throughput of approximately 180 million tons.

IT teams at Nagoya have now begun restoration of services following the incident, with operations at the port’s cargo terminals resuming on a phased basis from Thursday afternoon.

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