A year after DoppelPaymer attack, South Africa's Department of Justice hit by another ransomware attack

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Department of Justice hit with ransomware attack

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in South Africa says it has suffered a ransomware attack which has also affected its website.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the department said the attack happened on the evening of 6 September and has led to all its information systems being encrypted and unavailable to both internal employees as well as members of the public.
 

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Any word on whether they have backups or are funding the crooks?
 

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Thank god I managed to procure 4 un-abridged birth certificates...1 un-abridged marriage certificate and 4 brand new passports just in time before DOHA also gets fukked.

Luckily I know that the Dutch Consulate will be ok...so dodged a bullet there.

Saiyanora....
 

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Justice has been down since Monday morning, and for more than 10 manual recorders are not used, nor are there any left in the courts. No bail payouts are done, and no suppliers are being payed. If these hackers know what they are doing, all the third-party funds can be moved from the central bank to where ever.
 

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These guys have control over everything. We can't even access our PC's.

Funding the crooks, ja well, maby this happens when you don't pay your IT people there worth?
Sadly the IT budget is almost always at the bottom of the barrel... whatever's left.
Cybersecurity is everyone's problem. If everyone isn't getting cybersecurity training then it won't be long before it hits you.
 

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Department of Justice hit with ransomware attack

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in South Africa says it has suffered a ransomware attack which has also affected its website.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the department said the attack happened on the evening of 6 September and has led to all its information systems being encrypted and unavailable to both internal employees as well as members of the public.

Too convenient.

This is self sabotage.
 

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What firewalls do they use?

Edit: Existing tender
Terms of Reference to Request for Bids from Service Providers for BID NO OCJ2021/01: Establishment of the Threat and Vulnerability Management Programme (Firewall), IPS, IDS, Content Filtering (Proxy) for Information Security Management Including Support and Maintenance for a Period of 24 Months
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These guys have control over everything. We can't even access our PC's.

Funding the crooks, ja well, maby this happens when you don't pay your IT people there worth?
Yeah thats how they can get in these networks. Pay someone to plug in a usb disk. If you not paying your IT staff well, they are very easy to intercept and turn.
 

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Just another highlight of the "open" binary code etopia ramifications going on for as long as it started to excist, yes everybody is welcome to code, and yes you can be a "friendly hacker".

So why is Digital Security still an issue after 30 years with the most intelligent souls at its helm, and why do we have blind trust in this concept still, using it in an open fashion-???
How big is the Security arena fighting it today compared to the services itself-?

So with digital embedded in most systems over the globe in an open fashion today and consuming vast amounts of power & money, what are we exactly sitting on today & dealing with-??
 

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Just another highlight of the "open" binary code etopia ramifications going on for as long as it started to excist, yes everybody is welcome to code, and yes you can be a "friendly hacker".

So why is Digital Security still an issue after 30 years with the most intelligent souls at its helm, and why do we have blind trust in this concept still, using it in an open fashion-???
How big is the Security arena fighting it today compared to the services itself-?

So with digital embedded in most systems over the globe in an open fashion today and consuming vast amounts of power & money, what are we exactly sitting on today & dealing with-??
Digital security is an issue because of the uptake of digital. The uptake of services has not coincided with the uptake in security spend. Companies are coming to grips with spending on digital and often dont realise at least equal spend needs to go to cyber security and real-time auditing / alerts.
 

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What firewalls do they use?

Edit: Existing tender
Terms of Reference to Request for Bids from Service Providers for BID NO OCJ2021/01: Establishment of the Threat and Vulnerability Management Programme (Firewall), IPS, IDS, Content Filtering (Proxy) for Information Security Management Including Support and Maintenance for a Period of 24 Months
Tender Notice OCJ2021/01
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Nothing wrong with FortiGate. It depends on how it's set up and monitored.
 

Little Mac

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What firewalls do they use?

Edit: Existing tender
Terms of Reference to Request for Bids from Service Providers for BID NO OCJ2021/01: Establishment of the Threat and Vulnerability Management Programme (Firewall), IPS, IDS, Content Filtering (Proxy) for Information Security Management Including Support and Maintenance for a Period of 24 Months
Tender Notice OCJ2021/01
View attachment 1144588
Why exactly do you think a firewall would have saved them?
 
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