Transportation (Includes Logistics, Shipping, Maritime, Rail, Trucking)


Petya Ransomware Attack Affects Operations at Terminal of India’s Largest Container Port JNPT

June 27, 2017

Operations at one of the three terminals of India’s largest container port JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) were impacted on Tuesday night as a fallout of the global ransomware attack, which crippled some central banks and many large corporations in Europe. AP Moller-Maersk, one of the affected entities globally, operates the Gateway Terminals India (GTI) at JNPT, which has a capacity to handle 1.8 million standard container units.

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KHS Bicycle Shipments Delayed for 2 Days after Cyberattack

February 22, 2020

KHS Bicycles suffered an IT system hack over the weekend. KHS’ vice president, Wayne D. Gray, told BRAIN Tuesday afternoon; “Our B2B site is back up and we are shipping from California today,” and that the company would resume shipping from its Kentucky distribution center on Wednesday.

The company was unable to accept or ship dealer orders Monday and early Tuesday. The company was able to restore its email systems Tuesday and is working with security specialists to restore other systems as soon as possible.

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Montreal’s Transit Service Hit by RansomExx Ransomware

October 19, 2020

Montreal’s transit service was hit by RansomExx ransomware, and they refused to pay the $2.8 mil demanded. The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) says the attack targeted 1,000 of its 1,600 servers.

624 operationally sensitive servers were affected by the attack — but more than three-quarters of them are back within a week, except the website was still down.

The agency said the attack did not affect bus or Metro service, and that employees were able to receive their pay “almost normally.” The attack did, however, stop the STM from providing adapted transit for nearly a week. That was reestablished on Sunday, a week after the attack. .

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Ransomware Attack at Forward Air

December 15, 2020

Ransomware Attack at Forward Air claimed by Hades ransomware gang impacted data exchange with customers, leading to delivery delays which impacted financial results. The company shutdown operations and delayed shipments for a week.

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JBI Bicycle Retailer Halts Shipments due to Cyberattack

April 1, 2021

Global wholesale distributor JBI back online 1 week after a ransomware attack shut down its website.

A spokesperson said on Wednesday afternoon that JBI was taking orders again in limited but shipping delays might occur because of backlogged orders. JBI has 11 warehouses and not all of them have resumed full operations. The Miami warehouse is among those operating again.JBI said then that none of its customers’ business information was affected.

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Estonian National Rail Company Experiences Largest Operational Disruption To-date

September 20, 2023

September 20 cyber incident on Elron, Estonia’s national train company, orchestrated by a pro-Russia hacker group, inflicted substantial disruptions. Targeting Ridango-managed systems, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack paralyzed ticketing services, impacting online platforms and physical stations.

The cyberattack that began on Wednesday had a major impact on Elron ticket sales. The company has never experienced a system outage of this scale before.
By Thursday noon, the situation had returned to normal.

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NoName DDoS Attacks on Port Authorities Throughout Canada

June 6, 2023

NoName is targeting key port authorities throughout Canada: the Port of Nanaimo, Port de Saguenay, Trois-Rivières Port Authority, and the Port of Belledune.Port of Nanaimo, Port de Saguenay, Trois-Rivières Port Authority, and the Port of Belledune. The incident has raised serious concerns about the potential impact on operations and security of sensitive information as all are essential gateways to Canadian transportation and shipping routes.

In April 2023, the Port of Halifax in Nova Scotia and the Ports of Montreal and Québec were targeted by a ‘denial-of-service attack’ that flooded their websites with traffic, causing them to crash.

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Ransomware Attack at Pierce Transit System

February 14, 2023

A ransomware “incident” hit Pierce Transit. A Pierce Transit spokesperson stated the agency “experienced a ransomware incident that temporarily disrupted some agency systems. Upon discovering the incident, our team immediately took action to contain and isolate the threat. Third party forensic experts were engaged to conduct a thorough investigation into the nature and scope of the incident, and law enforcement has been notified.” They claim that transit operations and rider safety were not impacted because of the incident.
The Pierce Transit spokesperson went on to say that an “unauthorized actor” has claimed responsibility and that the investigation into the disruption is ongoing.

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Ransomware Attack at Black and White Taxi Service in Australia

February 1, 2023

A cyber attack on Black and White Cabs has shut down the company’s phone and online booking system. Suspicious activity was detected by staff and a “serious threat” to the company was determined in the afternoon. Black and White Cabs has confirmed that a CryptoLocker virus has infiltrated its network security, and it has reported the attack to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The company was unable to computer dispatch bookings and took all booking portals down in the interest of protecting our passengers, drivers and staff. Drivers were still completing street work (hail & rank) and private bookings.

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Czech Railways Website and App Hacked

January 3, 2023

The website and application of the state railway carrier České dráhy were attacked by hackers. The website and the booking application may therefore be unavailable according to the carrier. Passengers will be checked in without surcharge. The spokeswoman did not want to give details about the beginning of the attack and the type of attack for security reasons. [machine translated].

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