A couple of days after the transportation and logistics TFI International company raised millions of dollars in a share offering, the news of a ransomware attack against its four Canadian courier divisions (Canpar Express, ICS Courier, Loomis Express and TForce Integrated Solutions) made the headlines.
The news of the ransomware attack was published by the company on its website.
“On 19th Aug 2020 Canpar Express was the target of a ransomware attack that impacted some of our systems. We continue to meet most customer shipping needs and we are not aware of any misuse of client information.” states Canpar Express. “Canpar Express takes our obligation to protect customer information seriously. Upon learning of the incident, we immediately began an investigation and engaged cybersecurity experts to assist in the process. We have taken steps to contain and remediate the issue and are taking all necessary steps to help prevent a similar occurrences in the future.”
The experts are working to determine the extent of the attack, at the time the company did not disclose technical details on the attack, such as the family of ransomware that infected its systems.
“We continue to meet most customer shipping needs and we are not aware of any misuse of client information,” reads the notices from the company. “Out of an abundance of caution we want to make our clients aware of the incident, should you be experiencing any issues.”
TFI told its customers that it has launched an ongoing investigation.
TFI, Canada’s largest trucking and logistics company, raised $219 million (CA$290 million) in a share offering, which closed on Monday. It has a market cap of over $4.25 billion (CA$5.6 billion.)
The website of Canuck went offline for days due to the ransomware infection, according to the Reuters, the incident has a significant impact for America’s Hat residents, package tracking and scheduling pickups were blocked.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Canpar Express,)
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