Security Stop Press : Go-Ahead Public Transport Company Reports ‘Cyber Incident’ 

Category: Security, Tech News

Major UK public transport company Go-Ahead (GOG.L) has informed the regulator about recent “unauthorised activity” on its network.

The suspected cyber-attack, which took place earlier this month, was reported to have affected the software used to schedule the bus drivers and services of Go-Ahead. The company, which is London’s biggest operator and a major public transport operator in other parts of the UK is reported to have been working with IBM to activate its backup systems and keep bus services running.

In a statement, Go-Ahead said its buses were “operating a normal service” despite “the cyber security incident” but admitted that “certain technology functions” were “unavailable” prior to the back backup procedures taking effect.

This incident highlights how cyber-attacks on governments, companies, and many other organisations have been increasing in recent years and emphasises the need for all businesses to make cyber security a top priority.

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