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.