Shoprite Group issues warning on ‘suspected data compromise’ (UPDATED)

TimesLive reports:

The Shoprite Group said on Friday evening it had become aware of a suspected data compromise, including names and ID numbers, which may affect some customers who engaged in money transfers to and within Eswatini and within Namibia and Zambia.

“Affected customers will receive an SMS to the cell number supplied at the time of the transaction. An investigation was immediately launched with forensic experts and other data security professionals to establish the origin, nature, and scope of this incident,” the group said in a statement.

Read more at SowetanLive

Update of June 14: Ransom House threat actors claim to have attacked Shoprite o June 6 and to have acquired 600 GB of data. They provide a “proof pack” to demonstrate the acquisition of data.  The proof pack includes images of passports and identity information as well as images of people.

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