THE transport company which owns the operators of Swindon's buses has been attacked by hackers.
The Go-Ahead Group, which manages Swindon's Bus Company, has fallen victim to a cyber attack.
Tech-savvy criminals have accessed the network of one of the UK's biggest bus companies which, as well as in Swindon, runs services in London, East Anglia and the North East.
Go-Ahead Group announced that it is “managing a cyber security incident” after “unauthorised activity” was detected on its network on Monday.
A spokesman 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 “as a precaution”.
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.