Yesterday afternoon, South Australia’s Department for Infrastructure and Transport confirmed that mySA Gov accounts were compromised through a cyber attack.
mySA Gov is the South Australian government’s online platform and app that provides residents with single account access for the state’s services, such as checking into a venue or completing transactions for vehicle registration.
The department said hackers accessed these accounts as account holders used the same or a similar password for their mySA Gov account as they had used for their account with an unrelated website. The hackers then used the passwords they had obtained from the unrelated website to access a number of mySA GOV accounts.
The department did not provide details about the unrelated website.