The United States is blaming Russia for a ransomware attack that infected countless computers around the world last year. In the Netherlands container terminal APM in the port of Rotterdam, pharmaceutical MSD, and package carrier TNT were infected by the ransomware called NotPetya or Petya.
Container company APM finally reopened one of its two terminals at the port of Rotterdam after being hit in a global ransomware attack on Tuesday. So far Dutch insurers received only a few damage claims from businesses affected by the Petya attack, BNR reports after talking to a number of large insurers.
The companies in the Netherlands that were hit in the global ransomware attack on Tuesday, are still struggling with the consequences. By Wednesday night containers were still stuck at APM in the port of Rotterdam and thousands of packages were in limbo at TNT sorting centers, according to RTL Nieuws. The damages are estimated in the millions of euros.
Police systems across the country are offline due to a major failure, a spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl after reports in AD. This outage affects a number of police system, including the MEOS system used to issue digital fines and search license plate numbers.
The cause of the problem is unclear, but according to the police, this has nothing to do with a global ransomware attack on Tuesday. "We were not hacked. Our systems were not hacked", the spokesperson said to the newspaper.
Countless computers across the world were infected with ransomware in a new global cyber attack. In the Netherlands the malware hit the APM container terminal in the port of Rotterdam, pharmaceutical MSD and package carrier TNT. There is no sense in paying the ransom, cyber security experts warn, broadcaster NOS reports.