FBI Warns Truckers That Hackers Could Target ELD Data

The FBI issued a cautionary notice warning truckers that cyber criminals could target electronic logging device vulnerabilities as a means of seizing business information, but industry experts note that hackers have as yet not found a way to crack into ELD data.

“Although the ELD mandate seeks to provide safety and efficiency benefits, it does not contain cybersecurity requirements for manufacturers or suppliers of ELDs, and there is no requirement for third-party validation or testing prior to the ELD self-certification process,” the FBI said in a Private Industry Notification dated July 21.

The agency’s warning did not, however, reference any specific attempts to hack into ELDs.