Incident: Black and White Cabs booking service offline after cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Cyber Attack, 2 February 2023
Black and White Cabs booking service offline after cyber attack
Passengers and drivers have been left waiting as the booking system remains locked days after the breach.
A cyber attack on Black and White Cabs has shut down the company’s phone and online booking system.
Suspicious activity was detected by staff on Wednesday morning and a “serious threat” to the company was determined in the afternoon.
Black and White Cabs has confirmed that a CryptoLocker virus has infiltrated its network security, and it has reported the attack to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Managing director Greg Webb said cyber experts and the company’s IT team were conducting a forensic investigation.
“Our ongoing investigation continues to show no evidence that any customer data has been accessed from our IT environment,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the restoration of our systems is still a while off as we do not wish to resume operations when there is any doubt that the virus is not yet contained,” Mr Webb said.