Cyberattack knocks out emissions testing across the state

Customers visiting local mechanics for emissions testing have been out of luck for more than a week after a cyberattack took down the state testing system.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2021, 7:17 PM

Updated 1,145 days ago

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Customers visiting local mechanics for emissions testing have been out of luck for more than a week after a cyberattack took down the state testing system.
The testing system is run by Applus Technologies. The vendor says its testing systems across eight states was brought down by a malware attack on March 30.
Adam Docimo manages Fairfield Tire and Auto Center on Kings Highway Cutoff. He says emissions don't make up a huge part of his profits, but it's an essential service that he's had to turn countless customers away for in the past week.
"We're a pretty high volume shop and we do a lot of testing for the state. And to not have answers for people, and to have them coming through and saying, 'hey, we don't even know what to tell you. Go on this website, check it out.' That's a crummy answer. I wouldn't want to be told that answer," said Docimo.
There is no word from the DMV or Applus Technologies as to when the system will be back online.
The DMV has asked police not to cite drivers for expired emissions tests.


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