Some South Australians are being urged to change their driver’s licence number after hackers using stolen passwords gained access to some users’ accounts on SA’s digital licence platform, mySA GOV.
The South Australian government says it has taken immediate steps to secure affected accounts on the mySA GOV platform, which includes a website and an app.
The app is also used to manage COVID-19 check-ins, but that data — which can be uploaded by users without a mySA GOV login — was not breached.
In a statement, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport said the mySA GOV accounts had been breached by hackers who used passwords obtained in a cyber attack on a separate, unrelated website.
The department said 2,601 mySA GOV accounts were accessed in the attack, 2,008 of which contained registration and licensing information.