US Largest Freight Transportation Companies Impacted by ORBCOMM Software Outage

September 26, 2023


New Jersey-based ORBCOMM, one of the biggest providers of software for the trucking industry, acknowledged a ransomware attack after reports emerged of issues that customers had with its products.
An ORBCOMM executive confirmed the attack to Recorded Future News but would not say which ransomware group was behind the incident or whether a ransom would be paid.Trucking and fleet management solutions provider ORBCOMM has confirmed that a ransomware attack is behind recent service outages preventing trucking companies from managing their fleets.

ORBCOMM is a solutions provider for freight companies to manage fleets and track transported assets. The company also provides Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) that truckers use to log their hours to adhere to federal safety regulations. The department granted an extension to all carriers using ELD models from ORBCOMM, allowing drivers to use paper logs while the system is down. Outage has impacted some of the country's largest freight transportation companies as they cannot track their fleets and inventory.

Incident Date

September 6, 2023

Estimated Cost

unable to track inventory/assets, electronic logs replaced by paper logs


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified