information regulator

  1. Jan

    SA justice department still doesn't know if data was exfiltrated in September ransomware attack

    South African justice department clueless about hacked data The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has no idea whether any data was stolen during a ransomware attack on its systems in September 2021. "The Department cannot tell with certainty as to what happened to...
  2. Jan

    Experian data leak got re-leaked on Telegram

    Experian data on 25 million South Africans re-leaked on Telegram The personal data of millions of South Africans illegally obtained from credit bureau Experian in August 2020 was re-leaked via a Telegram channel this weekend, the Information Regulator has announced. “According to the...
  3. Jan

    Department of Justice says it will recover ransomware-infected systems from backup - but no ETA

    Department of Justice hack — New details emerge The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) is struggling to recover its IT systems after suffering a ransomware attack a month ago. MyBroadband has received information from within South Africa’s legal fraternity that the...
  4. Jan

    Information Regulator publishes new details on Department of Justice ransomware attack

    Disturbing details revealed in Department of Justice hack At least 1,200 files were exfiltrated from Department of Justice computer systems before attackers infected them with ransomware and brought South Africa's legal system to its knees. This is according to a notice published by the...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Concerning number of security breaches in SA

    Concerning number of security breaches in SA In August alone, 38 organisations suffered security breaches that they self-reported to the Information Regulator. “As the Regulator, we are concerned about the high number of security breaches in South Africa,” said chairperson Pansy Tlakula.
  6. Jan

    Registration portal for information officers still not fixed

    POPIA deadline looms — but government registration site down The registration portal for Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers is still giving problems, and companies are reporting that they are struggling to register their officers before POPIA goes into full effect on 1 July...
  7. Jan

    Information Officer registration portal broken - deadline extended

    Information Officer registration website for POPIA compliance broken — deadline extended There will be no deadline for registration of Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers; meaning that no responsible party will be held liable for not registering by 30 June 2021. In a statement...