Fire Rescue Victoria has confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack that has caused the service to shut down some of its systems last week.
The incident seems to have begun early on Thursday morning, 15 December, and was then confirmed the next day on 16 December.
“In the early hours of this morning, FRV became alerted to an IT outage impacting across our network, including emergency dispatch, internet, intranet and the phone system,” FRV said in a statement released on Thursday.
“Upon being alerted to this issue, we immediately enacted our emergency protocols to ensure our response arrangements were not impacted.”
The next day, FRV continued to monitor the “widespread IT outage”, and that it was, indeed, hacked.