Nissan data breach

19 March 2024

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is aware of a cyber incident impacting Nissan Oceania.

Nissan’s investigation into the cyber incident has found the data of 100,000 individuals was compromised, including approximately 170 copies and/or details of Australian and foreign passports.   

Nissan is contacting impacted individuals directly and continues to investigate the matter to determine the full extent of the cyber-attack.  

Affected passports are still safe to use for international travel. Your passport number cannot be used to obtain a new passport. Robust controls are used to protect passports from identity takeover, including sophisticated facial recognition technology. 

See our page on protecting against scams and identity theft for more advice on how to safeguard your personal information. 

You can also seek help from IDCARE, a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing advice and support to Australians on how to respond to identity theft.   

More advice on what you can do to protect yourself and your family from cyber security incidents is available on the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) webpage at: