Nissan investigating suspected disruptive cyberattack


Japanese auto giant Nissan said the company is investigating the extent of a cyber incident which impacted the company’s Australian and New Zealand businesses.

Nissan Oceania’s systems may have suffered a cyberattack, the company has reported.

“Nissan is working with its global incident response team and relevant stakeholders to investigate the extent of the incident and whether any personal information has been accessed,” they said.

While the scope and nature of the attack at the moment are not known, Nissan is encouraging customers to be vigilant against any unusual activity.

“Nissan is working to restore its systems as soon as possible and will continue to provide updates by its website available via nissan.com.au and nissan.co.nz.,” the company said.

Nissan Oceania, a regional division of the Japanese automaker, covers various company activities, including marketing, sales, distribution, and services in Australia and New Zealand. The company said that it’s working with “relevant stakeholders” and its global incident response team to investigate the incident.

In January 2023, Nissan North America notified customers of a data breach at a third-party service provider that leaked customer information, impacting nearly 18k of the company’s clients.