ne of the UK’s biggest bus companies has fallen victim to a cyber attack.
Go-Ahead Group announced that it is “managing a cyber security incident” after “unauthorized activity” was detected on its network on Monday.
There is no impact on UK or international rail services
The company also runs train operator Govia Thameslink Railway in a joint venture with Keolis, but said that was unaffected as it runs on a different system.
A spokesman for Go-Ahead said there was “no indication that any customer data has been compromised”.
In a statement, the Newcastle-based company said: “Upon becoming aware of the incident, Go-Ahead immediately engaged external forensic specialists and has taken precautionary measures with its IT infrastructure whilst it continues to investigate the nature and extent of the incident and implement its incident response plans.
“Go-Ahead will continue to assess the potential impact of the incident but confirms that there is no impact on UK or international rail services which are operating normally.”
It added that it has notified the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “as a precaution”.
p style=”font-size: 20px;line-height: 30px;margin: 20px auto;color: #1e1e1c;font-family: ‘Standard Text’, ‘Text Regular Fallback'”>Go-Ahead is the largest bus operator in London, and also runs services elsewhere in England, particularly in the North East, East Anglia and the South.