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United States – Forward Air

Exploit: Ransomware
Forward Air: Trucking & Logistics Company 

Risk to Small Business: 2.113 = Severe

Another trucking company gotbhit with ransomware this week, as attacks on shipping and logistcs targets continue to surge. Forward Air toook the hit this time from a ransomware gang that’s just coming on the scene, Hades. Operations and we services were disrupted, and recovery is ongoing.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident at this time but the incident is still under investigation.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is increasingly being used to disrupt business operations instead of just snatch business data, and that’s equally bad news for every company.