Inspection Program Hit with Malware Attack

By Staff Writer April 06, 2021

Applus Technologies Inc. detected and stopped a malware attack which had temporarily interrupted the process of conducting vehicle inspections in Massachusetts and other locations. The state reported its first step was to contain the problem by locking down the entire system as soon as the issue was detected.

The company quickly notified its program customers at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In addition, it notified the station owners, managers and inspectors who perform the vehicle inspections. Its technical team then began immediately working around the clock to resolve this issue in order to restore the program to full operations.

“We truly understand the inconvenience this has caused our agency customers, inspection stations, inspectors and motorists,” said Darrin Greene, CEO, Applus Technologies Inc., USA.  “We take very seriously our responsibility to provide the highest quality, most reliable vehicle inspection and emissions testing services to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and pledge to have service restored as quickly as possible.”

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Last modified on Tuesday, 06 April 2021 14:09