The Tennessee-based company Forward Air has revealed a data breach following a ransomware incident that occurred last year. During the attack, cybercriminals managed to access and steal confidential information belonging to the organization’s employees.
A Quick Look into the Forward Air ransomware Attack
The ransomware attack was made public on December 15th, 2020 and, even though the organization never said anything about the incident, it is believed to have been orchestrated by the Hades ransomware gang.
According to BleepingComputer, cybersecurity specialists came to the conclusion that the group behind the Forward Air attack was indeed the Evil Corp (aka the Dridex gang or INDRIK SPIDER).
The cybercrime gang conducts attacks under the Hades ransomware name to dodge sanctions applied by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).