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Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Purge of Chinese Technologies Confusing, Rushed, Costly, Trucking Groups Say

Huawei store in China A woman walks outside a Huawei store in Beijing on Aug. 5, 2020. The rule targets five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Trucking industry groups said the rule requiring carriers to locate and purge technology made by five Chinese companies is confusing and doesn't give them time to complete their searches.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Carriers Get Extension to Rid Systems of Chinese Technologies

Huawei logo Huawei's logo on a router. (Chris Ratliffe/Bloomberg)

The Director of National Intelligence has extended the deadline to Sept. 30 for a requirement that motor carriers that do business with the federal government locate and purge telecommunications equipment manufactured by five Chinese companies that may be in use in their operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Carriers Face August Deadline to Identify Specific Chinese Tech

Huawei The Huawei logo on the back of one of the company's phones. Huawei is one of a few Chinese companies that the provision points to. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

American Trucking Associations and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led coalition are sounding the alarm over a provision tucked into the more than 700-page 2019 Defense Authorization Act that requires federal government contractors to by mid-August rid their companies of prohibited components manufactured by five Chinese companies.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Industry Has Become a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity panel at 2019 MCE Panelists (from left) Harold Sumerford Jr. of J&M Tank Lines, Sharon Reynolds of Omnitracs and Joseph Saunders of RunSafe Security discuss measures to counter the threat of ransomware attacks against motor carriers. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Transportation is now one of the most cyberattacked industries in the United States, which puts trucking in the crosshairs of hackers, a panel of cybersecurity experts said during American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Hackers’ Latest Trick

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In a marked shift from previous years, hackers are much more likely these days to be bent on stealing your computer processing power rather than embedding ransomware or other malware in your network, according to a new report from IBM.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Ex-Alabama Trooper Admits Hacking Into FMCSA Database

FMCSA database was hacked by former Alabama trooper Getty Images with inset logo via FMCSA

A former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to hacking into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s computer databases, gaining access to sensitive data using credentials he obtained while working for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 19, 2019
Government, Technology, TCA

SamSam Virus Demands Bitcoin from Colorado DOT, State Shuts Down 2,000 Computers

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Colorado Department of Transportation employees resorted to pen and paper on Feb. 21 after nasty ransomware hijacked computer files and demanded payment in bitcoin for their safe return.

Tamara Chuang and David Migoya | The Denver Post
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

The Newest Frontier for Hackers: Your Car

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As computer technology increasingly controls critical vehicle safety features and more cars are connected to the internet, the danger of a hacker taking control of vehicles is becoming less like a Hollywood movie plot and more like something that can actually happen.

October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Hacking Risk Is What Worries Americans Most About Driverless Vehicles

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U.S. residents are “polarized” on whether to embrace driverless cars, according to a survey by insurer American International Group Inc.

Sonali Basak | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Rep. Fred Upton Wants NHTSA to Look at Vehicle Hacking

Office of Rep. Fred Upton

WASHINGTON — Leaders of a key congressional committee want auto safety regulators to tell them what they are doing to address concerns that vehicle safety may be compromised by hackers who may be able to affect automobiles by tapping into their systems through diagnostic ports and devices.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
September 13, 2016