Transport for NSW struck by cyber attack

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Transport for NSW has confirmed its Authorised Inspection Scheme (AIS) online application was impacted by a cyber incident in early April.

The AIS authorises examiners to inspect vehicles to ensure a minimum safety standard. To become an authorised examiner, online applications need to be submitted and requires applicants to share personal details including their full name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and driver’s licence number.

According to Transport for NSW, the incident saw an unauthorised third-party successfully access 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 said.

“Scammers may try to capitalise on these events. Customers should not respond to unsolicited phone calls, emails or text messages from anyone claiming to be

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