Incident: TfNSW hit by second cyber attack in less than 18 months | iTnews
Australian Privacy Breach,
4 May 2022
Transport for NSW hit by second cyber attack in less than 18 months
An online application used by vehicle examiners to conduct roadworthiness inspections in NSW has been struck by a cyber attack.
Company Statement: AIS privacy incident Published 4 May 2022
Source: TfNSW hit by second cyber attack in less than 18 months | iTnews
Source: NSW transport authority suffers second network attack | iTWire
The NSW transport authority, Transport for NSW, says it has been hit by a second network attack which took aim at the online application used by vehicle examiners to conduct roadworthy inspections.
AIS is a system “under which vehicles are inspected in NSW”, according to TfNSW. Inspections are carried out for annual renewal or the transfer of registration.
Transport for NSW said the authorised inspection scheme (AIS) online application was impacted by a cyber incident in early April.
“During the incident, an unauthorised third party successfully accessed a small number of the application’s user accounts.
We recognise that data privacy is paramount and deeply regret that customers may be affected by this attack.
Transport for NSW is notifying affected examiners individually and providing options to help them avoid further impacts from the incident.”
The incident comes less than 18 months after the agency confirmed it was one of a number of large organisations worldwide to fall victim Accellion data breach.