American technology and mapping company Rand McNally was struck with a cyberattack, announced via their Facebook page Tuesday morning. Investigations ensued shortly after the announcement and the company affirmed that no customer data was affected. As a result of the attack certain systems were taken offline including their main website as well as their fleet site, both of which were brought back Wednesday, along with a notice that states, “Pardon our disruption. We’re upgrading our systems now and will be back up soon. For immediate assistance, click on a link below to chat with support.” Currently, there is no timeframe for when the sites will be back up and running at full capacity. In addition to the websites being down, a spokesperson for Randy McNally also announced that their Electronic Logging Device (ELD) platform DriverConnect is also offline. They’ve advised their consumers to use paper logging until the DriverConnect platform can be restored.
Since the type of attack has not yet been confirmed, it is tough to tell where to company will go from here. To defend against these types of attacks, Binary Defense recommends a defense-in-depth strategy that involves pairing anti-virus solutions with endpoint detection and response. The Security Operations Center (SOC) at Binary Defense operates on a 24/7 basis and works diligently to stop threats early in their tracks and alert clients when intrusions to their systems occur so they can take the necessary steps to reduce damage and downtime.