Ticket machines operated by the government-run Northern Trains have been put out of motion by a suspected cyber assault meant to extort cash.
The servers that function the ticket machines have been the one system affected, the corporate stated in a press release.
“That is the topic of an ongoing investigation with our provider, however indications are that the ticket machine service has been topic to a ransomware cyber assault,” it stated.
Northern Trains stated no buyer or fee information had been compromised, and that clients may nonetheless purchase tickets on-line.
The franchise, which runs trains between cities and cities throughout northern England together with Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, was nationalised in 2020 after years of delays, cancellations and strikes.