2020-12-21 FORWARD AIR CORP Cybersecurity Incident

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FORWARD AIR CORP initially disclosed a cybersecurity incident in an SEC 8-K filing on 2020-12-21 17:15:14 EST.

Incident Details

Material: Unknown
Is Breach: Unknown
Records Compromised: Unknown
Data Types Impacted: No Data Types Tracked (yet)

Compromised Date:
Detected Date: 2020-12-15
Disclosure Date: 2020-12-21
Contained Date:
Recovered Date:

Attack Goal: Unknown

Costs: No Costs Tracked (yet)


8-K filed on 2020-12-21

FORWARD AIR CORP filed an 8-K at 2020-12-21 17:15:14 EST
Accession Number: 0000912728-20-000183

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 15, 2020, Forward Air Corporation (the “Company”) detected a ransomware incident impacting its operational and information technology systems, which has caused service delays for many of its customers. Promptly upon its detection of the incident, the Company initiated response protocols, launched an investigation and engaged the services of cybersecurity and forensics professionals. The Company has also engaged with the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

The Company’s internal security teams, supplemented by leading cyber defense firms, took active steps to assess, contain and remediate this incident. Systems recovery efforts are in process and the Company currently estimates those efforts to be largely complete in the coming week.

The Company is in ongoing communication with its customers to address any interim service delays. Although the Company is actively managing this incident, it has caused and may continue to cause a delay in parts of the Company’s business and may result in a deferral or loss of revenue as well as incremental costs that may adversely impact the Company’s financial results. As of the date of this filing, all the Company’s terminals and facilities are operational.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Company Information

SIC DescriptionArrangement of Transportation of Freight & Cargo
TickerFWRD - Nasdaq
CategoryLarge accelerated filer
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30