Inside a ransomware attack on a small trucking company

Nate Tabak reports:

George got the email a week after the ransomware attack on the small trucking and logistics company he manages. It contained screenshots from within the firm’s transportation management system, or TMS, the digital nerve center that orchestrates the movement of trucks and freight.

The hackers sent the screenshots among other stolen data. They aimed to pressure the 25-truck operation into paying a $300,000 ransom in exchange for a promise not to leak them.

The prospect of the leak worried George, but the revelation that hackers had accessed the TMS was especially troubling. Even though they appeared to do nothing beyond taking the screenshots, they were in a position to subvert trucking operations.

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