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Australian software provider Energy One hit by cyberattack

The Australian software provider Energy One was hit by a cyberattack last week, the company confirmed on Monday.

Energy One develops software for energy companies in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the U.K., and is listed on the Australian stock exchange. Its customers include Dutch energy company Essent, U.K.-based power generation firm InterGen and Yorkshire gas and power provider YGP.

Energy One identified the cyberattack on Friday and immediately launched an investigation. The incident affected its systems in Australia and the U.K., according to a statement. The company also notified the Australian Cyber Security Centre and relevant U.K. authorities.

The identity of the hacker group responsible for the attack, the initial access vector and whether any customer data was exposed remains unclear at this time. Energy One is now trying to identify which additional systems, if any, may have been affected by the hack.

The company declined to give any further details about the attack while the investigation is ongoing.

“Energy One will continue to provide updated information as it gains greater clarity about the incident and the likely timeframe for its resolution,” a spokesperson told Recorded Future News.

To keep its customers safe, Energy One has disabled some connections between its corporate and customer-facing systems, the company said in a statement.

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Daryna Antoniuk

Daryna Antoniuk

is a reporter for Recorded Future News based in Ukraine. She writes about cybersecurity startups, cyberattacks in Eastern Europe and the state of the cyberwar between Ukraine and Russia. She previously was a tech reporter for Forbes Ukraine. Her work has also been published at Sifted, The Kyiv Independent and The Kyiv Post.