Logistics company Expeditors International suffered a cyberattack over the weekend that brought most of its international operations to a halt.
Expeditors has an annual gross income of about $10 billion, it also has 350 offices and more than 18,000 employees worldwide. The company provides its customers with services such as a complete supply chain, warehousing and distribution of goods, transportation, customs clearance and compliance control.
The Bleeping Computer notes that the official statement of the company does not say what type of cyberattack is in question, but it can be assumed that what is happening is connected with a large-scale ransomware attack.
Last Sunday, the publication received an anonymous report that Expeditors had undergone a major ransomware attack. Although journalists were unable to independently verify this information, Expeditors soon issued a short notice announcing a global suspension of operations due to a targeted attack.
In a subsequent press release issued on Sunday evening, the company confirmed that the cyberattack forced it to shut down most systems around the world to ensure “the security of the overall global system environment.”
It is noted that the systems will remain offline until they can be safely restored from backups (which leads experts to think about a ransomware attack). The exact date of the resumption of work in the company is not yet known.
Let me remind you that we also wrote that Ikea fights cyberattack on company mail system, and also that the Number of unique cyberattacks decreased for the first time in several years.
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