Expeditors forced to shut own global operations after possible ransomware attack

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On Sunday 20th of February 2022, Expeditors, a Seattle-based logistics and freight forwarding company announced they had experienced a cyber-attack which resulted in Expeditors having to shut down most of their operation worldwide. This has led to limitations to their freight, customs and distribution activities which could led to their client’s shipments being delayed. Due to the significant impact of the incident, it is believed that the cyber-attack is a ransomware attack.

“Systems may be unavailable during this time, as we assess and stabilize, the safety of our global environment, backup procedures are being implemented” – Expeditors International

Expeditors have confirmed that they started an investigation involving cybersecurity experts while also offering solutions with their carriers and service providers to minimize the impact on their clients. No ransomware group has yet claimed responsible for the attack.

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