Nissan is currently investigating a cyberattack on its systems in Australia and New Zealand, which could potentially lead to a data breach. The company has informed customers of its Nissan Oceania division about the incident, cautioning them about the risk of scams in the coming days. Nissan Oceania oversees distribution, marketing, sales, and services in Australia and New Zealand. The carmaker has deployed its global incident response team to assess the impact of the cyberattack and investigate whether any personal information has been compromised. While specific details of the attack haven’t been disclosed, Nissan has posted a statement on its “nissan.com.au” and “nissan.co.nz” websites, acknowledging the cyber incident.
The company is urging customers to remain vigilant, particularly regarding potential scams and the risk of account hijacking. Although the functionality of the websites appears unaffected, Nissan is actively working to restore affected systems, and it reassures customers that its dealers’ network remains unaffected, with no delays in processing vehicle and service queries. Nissan has taken the precaution of notifying government agencies in Australia and New Zealand, including the Cyber Security Centre, about the cyber incident. The extent of the breach is still under investigation, and the company is working to determine the full impact. Despite the ongoing investigation, Nissan encourages customers to be cautious across their accounts, watching for any unusual or scam activities. The incident highlights the persistent threat of cyberattacks on major corporations, emphasizing the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to protect customer data and maintain trust.