In December 2023, Court Services Victoria (CSV) was alerted to a cybersecurity incident impacting Victoria's courts and tribunals. The cyber incident led to unauthorized access leading to the disruption of the audio visual in-court technology network, impacting video recordings, audio recordings and transcription services.
CSV took immediate action to isolate and disable the affected network and to put in place arrangements to ensure continued operations across the courts. Recordings of some hearings in courts between November 1 and December 21 2023 may have been accessed. It is possible some hearings before November 1 are also affected. The potential access is confined to recordings stored on the network.
No other court systems or records, including employee or financial data, were accessed.