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Incident: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

Incident: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

Australian Government Payroll Outage,
17 December 2021

Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack

Linked to ransomware attack on major payroll software provider Frontier Software last month

Source: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

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Tens of thousands of people have been temporarily locked out of their ATO Online accounts after a ransomware attack on major payroll software provider Frontier Software last month.

The Australian Taxation Office has taken the precautionary action while it investigates the full extent of the incident, which has seen data from some Frontier Software customers stolen.

“The safeguards we have in place do not affect taxpayers’ ability to access their overarching myGov account – they can still use myGov to access other agencies’ services as normal,” the spokesperson said.

 

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