The Australian and New Zealand systems of Japanese automaker Nissan were the target of a cyberattack that may have allowed hackers access to personal data. Nissan is currently looking into matters.
Customers of the company’s Nissan Oceania division were notified of a possible data breach and cautioned that scams could occur in the coming days, although specifics of the attack have not been made public.
Distributing, marketing, selling, and providing services throughout Australia and New Zealand is the purview of Nissan Oceania, the automaker’s regional arm in Japan.
Both the “nissan.com.au” and “Nissan.co.nz” websites’ home pages feature a statement from the company stating that the Financial Services and Australian and New Zealand Nissan Corporation systems “have been subject to a cyber incident.”
The notice states that in order to assess the extent of the cyberattack, the company has sent out its worldwide incident response team.
“Nissan is working with its global incident response team and relevant stakeholders to investigate the extent of the incident and whether any personal information has been accessed,” says the carmaker.
Nissan is alerting account holders to potential scams that may target them and the possibility of account hijacking due to the high risk of customer data being compromised.
“While the extent of the incident is still under investigation, Nissan encourages its customers to be vigilant across their accounts, including looking out for any unusual or scam activities.” — Nissan
Nissan says that it is attempting to restore affected systems, even though the website’s functionality seems to be unaffected. Customers are asked to be patient with the company during this process.
Nissan explains that there has been no impact on its dealer network and that all vehicle and service inquiries can be submitted without worrying about processing delays.
Although they have been informed about the incident, the government organizations in Australia and New Zealand responsible for enhancing cyber resilience—the Cyber Security Centre—have not yet released any statements as of the time of publication.
Nissan Oceania has been contacted by BleepingComputer for comment and further details regarding the cyber incident. We will update this post as soon as we receive a response.
Nissan is looking into cyberattacks that target Australian and New Zealand systems
Nissan, a manufacturer of cars in Australia and New Zealand, has announced that it is looking into a possible data breach or cyberattack that may have compromised its systems and given hackers access to personal data.
Although the incident’s specifics are still unknown, the business alerted customers of its Nissan Oceania division to the possibility of a data breach and the possibility of scams in the days that followed.
“Nissan Corporation and Financial Services, operating in Australia and New Zealand, hereby announces that a cyber incident has affected its systems. Nissan said in a statement released that it is “investigating the extent of the incident and whether any personal information has been accessed in coordination with its global incident response team and pertinent stakeholders.”
“While the extent of the incident is still under investigation, Nissan encourages its customers to be vigilant across their accounts, including looking out for any unusual or scam activities,” it said.
About the cyberattack, the automaker has also notified the National Cyber Security Centre of New Zealand and the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Nissan also emphasized that there has been no disruption to its dealer network and that there are no processing delays for any inquiries about cars or services.