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Nissan restores systems after cyber attack


Nissan Oceania said it is working to restore its systems after falling victim to a cyber attack. The Japanese automaker’s subsidiary disclosed a cyber attack that affected the company’s internal systems. The regional division of the multinational automaker, Nissan Oceania is responsible for the company’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Nissan Oceania disclosed the cyberattack in an incident notification on its regional websites, but did not share specific information about the type or extent of the breach, saying the investigation is still ongoing.

“Australian and New Zealand Nissan Corporation and Financial Services advises that its systems have been subject to a cyber incident. Nissan is working with its global incident response team and relevant stakeholders to investigate the extent of the incident and whether any personal information was accessed,” the automaker said.

The company noted that relevant authorities in Australia and New Zealand have been informed of the attack, and warns customers to be aware of any unusual or fraudulent activity on their accounts.

What is known is that Nissan shut down the systems that were affected by the incident, which suggests that a ransomware attack may have forced the systems down. Shutting down systems or disconnecting them from the network is the typical response to ransomware infections, as it helps contain the attack and can prevent broad file encryption.

Nissan also noted that although its dealership systems are affected by the incident, local dealerships continue to operate, advising customers to contact local Nissan dealers directly for assistance. The company also promised to provide additional information about the attack as details become available.

Nissan is the second Japanese automaker to disclose a cyberattack in the past month, after Yamaha Motors’ Philippines subsidiary fell victim to a ransomware attack in October.


Source: CisoAdvisor

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