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Incident: Fire Rescue Victoria investigating security incident | iTnews

Incident: Fire Rescue Victoria investigating security incident | iTnews

Australian Cyber Incident, 16 December 2022

Fire Rescue Victoria confirms cyber attack from ‘external third party’ as outage continues

Outage could last “three or four days”

Company Statement: Update on FRV outage
Source: Fire Rescue Victoria investigating security incident | iTnews

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Fire Rescue Victoria has confirmed its IT outage is the result of a cyber-attack.

Yesterday, the agency announced an outage affecting its dispatch system, its phones, Internet access and e-mail.

Fire Rescue Victoria has confirmed its IT outage is the result of a cyber-attack. Acting commissioner Gavin Freeman told a press conference the systems could be offline for “three or four days”. “Our systems have been compromised … we’ve called in assistance from the wider government and the federal government.”

The agency is using radios, mobile phones, and pagers to “get the fire trucks out the door”.

 


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