Millions of South Africans caught up in security incident after debt recovery firm suffers ‘significant data breach’

Jessica Haworth has more details on a breach previously reported on this site.

More than a million South African citizens have potentially had their personal data exposed after a ransomware attack at a debt recovery services firm.

The company in question, Debt-IN Consultantsconfirmed this week (September 22) that it had been the victim of a cyber-attack which resulted in a “significant data breach” of consumer and employee personal information.

More than 1.4 million South Africans are suspected to have been impacted by the incident, after Debt-IN says their data was illegally accessed from servers in April this year.

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