Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Hacker Seeks About $5 Million Ransom From Pemex by Nov. 30

Tanker trucks at storage and dispatch terminal of Petroleos Mexicanos Tanker trucks wait at the storage and dispatch terminal of Petroleos Mexicanos. (Felix Marquez/Associated Press)

The hacker behind a cyberattack that has crippled Petroleos Mexicanos’ computer systems since the weekend is hoping to squeeze about $5 million out of the company and appears to have set a deadline of Nov. 30.

November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Pemex Faces Payment Problems After Cyberattack Shut Down System

A Petroleos Mexicanos gas station stands in Mexico City A Petroleos Mexicanos gas station in Mexico City. Pemex is relying on manual billing until its security situation is resolved. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

A ransomware attack that hit Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos is disrupting the company’s billing systems, according to people familiar with the situation.

Amy Stillman | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

ATA Technology & Maintenance Council Conference Outlines Innovations in Cybersecurity Strategies

Ross Froat Ross Froat by Rachel Akpotu/Technology & Maintenance Council

Experts advised trucking companies on how to deal with malware attacks at a cybersecurity conference at American Trucking Associations’ D.C.-area headquarters June 26.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Carmakers Struggle to Hire White Hat Hackers

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McConnell Trapp has a special set of skills. He can hack into cars and control aspects of them from his computer.

August 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Trucking Industry Confronts Growing Threat of Ransomware

Employees looking at computer screens Cybersecurity training for employees is critical because the biggest IT security risk largely remains the inside threat. (Getty Images)

Security experts had long warned the transportation industry was a major target for cyberattacks — then, a bombshell malware incident levied against international ocean shipper A.P. Moller Maersk publicly laid bare what was at stake.

August 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Cyberattacks Called a Growing Threat to Trucking Industry

Ross Froat, Chris Cooper, Randy Goggans Ross Froat (left), Chris Cooper and Randy Goggans address the conference. (Robert Braswell/TMC)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The threat of cyberattacks to the trucking and logistics industries is real, the number of attacks are growing and each attack has the potential to cripple a company, according to a panel of experts June 6 at the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference here.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2018
Business, Technology

Data Takes Center Stage at Maintenance and Cybersecurity Conference

Jack Poster and Dave McLaughlin Jack Poster (left) and Dave McLaughlin at the opening session. (Robert Braswell)

RALEIGH, N.C. — In today’s trucking industry, data is king. That’s a theme running though the Technology & Maintenance Council Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Could Truck Electronics Be the Next Cybersecurity Threat?

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Welcome to a potentially new world of cybercrime: trucks targeted for theft or sabotage by hacking into engine control modules and planting malicious code.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker Getty Images

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Equipment Cybersecurity Awareness

Trucking's at increasing risk of cybersecurity threats, and the risk is only going to grow as automated and other advanced technologies become commonplace in the industry.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 19, 2018