AT fighting off suspected ransomware attack on travel cards

Auckland Transport is fighting off a suspected ransonware attack, that’s hit its electronic travel cards.

At the moment, travellers can’t top up their HOP cards with eftpos or credit cards at the stations or online.

Some machines have gone offline completely, showing a blank purple screen.

AT suspects it’ll take til next week to get the problem sorted.

Its chief executive Dean Kimpton speaks to Lisa Owen.