Another data breach for South Africa – 934,000 passwords and IDs exposed

IOL reports:

Another major leak has surfaced for South Africans.

A database containing sensitive personal data that came from a traffic fine platform has been leaked online, according to security researcher Troy Hunt and iAfrikan Digital founder Tefo Mohapi.

The information contained in this leak includes names, ID numbers, e-mail addresses, and passwords stored in plain text from South African citizens reports iAfrikan.


Mohapi explained in his findings that the database had close to 1 million personal records and was “discovered on a public web server that belongs to a company that handles electronic traffic fine payments in South Africa”.

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