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Attackers can use phishing or API vulnerabilities to insert ransomware into fleets' critical systems, potentially disabling the systems entirely.

Trucking’s two biggest cybersecurity threats today

May 3, 2024
Phishing and API security are hackers’ main forms of attack against fleets. Here is how they work and how fleets can defend against them.

Interconnected technologies are an increasingly necessary part of the trucking industry’s operations. With this rise in technologies comes an increased risk of cyberattacks.

The two most prominent forms of access for cyberattacks in trucking today are phishing and API vulnerabilities, according to the report “2024 Trucking Cybersecurity Trends” by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.

Successful cyberattacks present an existential threat to fleets of any size—however, there are best practices to reduce the risk of a successful attack.

The main forms of cyberattacks in trucking

About the Author

Jeremy Wolfe | Editor

Editor Jeremy Wolfe joined the FleetOwner team in February 2024. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with majors in English and Philosophy. He previously served as Editor for Endeavor Business Media's Water Group publications.

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