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Transport for NSW impacted by Accellion data breach

Some Transport for NSW information was taken during an apparent cyberattack.

TRANSPORT for NSW says it has been impacted by a cyberattack on a file transfer system owned by international company Accellion.

The Accellion system was widely used to share and store files by organisations around the world, including Transport for NSW.

Before the attack on Accellion servers was interrupted, some Transport for NSW information was taken.

Cyber Security NSW is managing the NSW government investigation with the help of forensic specialists.

“We are working closely with Cyber Security NSW to understand the impact of the breach, including to customer data,” TFNSW stated.

TFNSW said an active investigation was underway and identifying risks to customer information was their priority.

“Transport for NSW will ensure that any notification process for those affected will be clearly communicated and secure,” it stated.

“This breach was limited to Accellion servers. No other Transport for NSW systems have been affected, including systems related to driver licence information or Opal data.”

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