Ransomware Attack at Black and White Taxi Service in Australia

February 15, 2024

INCIDENT

A cyber attack on Black and White Cabs has shut down the company's phone and online booking system. Suspicious activity was detected by staff and a "serious threat" to the company was determined in the afternoon. Black and White Cabs has confirmed that a CryptoLocker virus has infiltrated its network security, and it has reported the attack to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The company was unable to computer dispatch bookings and took all booking portals down in the interest of protecting our passengers, drivers and staff. Drivers were still completing street work (hail & rank) and private bookings.

Incident Date

February 1, 2023

Location

Australia

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified