$1M Ransom Demanded of Auckland Transport

September 28, 2023


The Auckland Transport (AT) transportation authority in New Zealand is dealing with a widespread outage caused by a cyber incident, impacting a wide range of customer services. The company announced that it is experiencing issues with its HOP services (integrated ticketing and fares system).

Auckland Transport dismissed a claim by Medusa hacker group, that it will release data at 8pm Tuesday from the agency’s ticketing system. AT said it would not be engaging, and believed no financial data had been lost.

Incident Date

September 13, 2023


New Zealand

Estimated Cost

$1 M ransomware demanded

Type of Malware

Threat Source