Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped globally, said the Petya cyber attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world on Tuesday.
The attack came as computer servers across Europe and in India were hit by a major ransomware attack.
"Global cyber-attack Petya is affecting multiple businesses," Maersk said on Twitter.
The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers, the company said.
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