Colonial-level cyberattack on trucking likely – but preventable

A tractor-trailer of Greatwide Truckload. A ransomware gang recently claimed it attacked the company.

In case they needed one, the transportation and logistics industry got a reminder — in the form of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline — of the kind of havoc hackers can wreak on businesses and their customers. The shutdown of a vital supplier of the diesel that keeps trucks moving could just as easily have happened to a major truckload carrier or any other company in the supply chain.

And chances are a catastrophic attack will hit the industry — again. In 2020, the big ones struck Forward...

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