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 Consultants, confirmed 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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