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
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”.