Eagers automotive hit by cyber attack, disrupting car sales and deliveries
Australia’s largest automotive retailer, Eagers Automotive, is facing significant operational hurdles after a cyber security incident impacted some of its IT systems. The attack, which occurred earlier this week, has disrupted car sales and deliveries, leaving customers frustrated and uncertain.
Details of the Attack Remain Scarce:
Eagers has been tight-lipped about the specifics of the cyber attack, citing the ongoing investigation. However, they have confirmed that the incident affected certain internal IT systems, including those responsible for processing car sales and finalizing deliveries.
Impact on Customers:
The disruption caused by the cyber attack has manifested in several ways:
Delayed Car Sales: The processing of new car sales has been slowed down, meaning customers who have purchased vehicles may face delays in finalizing the paperwork and taking their cars home.
Delivery Delays: Existing car deliveries have also been impacted, with some customers experiencing delays in receiving their vehicles.
Limited Customer Service: The attack has also affected Eagers’ customer service operations, with some customers reporting difficulties reaching representatives or obtaining information about their purchases.
Eagers is working to restore its affected systems and resume normal operations as soon as possible. They have brought in external cybersecurity experts to investigate the attack and implement measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Frustration and Uncertainty:
While Eagers is working to address the situation, the cyber attack has caused significant frustration and uncertainty among customers. Many customers have taken to social media to express their anger and disappointment at the delays and lack of communication.
Potential Wider Implications:
The cyber attack on Eagers raises concerns about the vulnerability of Australia’s critical infrastructure to cyber threats. It also highlights the importance of companies having robust cybersecurity measures in place to protect themselves from such attacks.
It is still too early to say how long it will take Eagers to fully recover from the cyber attack. However, the company has assured customers that they are working diligently to resolve the issue and get things back to normal.