Hawks investigate City of Joburg billing website security issue

chrisc

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This is just a red herring to mask their ineptitude

PS: In the report, it should read "changed tack", not "changed tact"
 

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Incompetent fools now wasting even more state resources.
 

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Very soon will I be called "a man of mystery and good looks" - lol. Meeting with legal eagles this afternoon and MyBB will be the first to know what's cooking.
 

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I hope their investigation leads to the arrest of whoever gave this system the green light in the first place.
 

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MagicDude4Eva said:
Very soon will I be called "a man of mystery and good looks" - lol. Meeting with legal eagles this afternoon and MyBB will be the first to know what's cooking.
Cool, please do.
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Very soon will I be called "a man of mystery and good looks" - lol. Meeting with legal eagles this afternoon and MyBB will be the first to know what's cooking.
Maybe they will offer you a finders fee for finding the vulnerability.
 

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The City of Joburg could not immediately be reached for comment. The city also did not respond to previous requests for information about the case.
This type of thing should be used against them in the court case. every single there is a non response message when it involves the government. The fckers should be shown that no matter how you try you cannot get hold of the idiots or that they just don't care.
 

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and the hawks can do the investigation???:wtf: since when
 

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and the hawks can do the investigation???:wtf: since when
The Hawks is probably the only investigative unit in the police that can conduct this investigation. Their Computer Fraud investigation team is small, but they all have more than 10 years of Internet / computer crime related investigation experience. They all received training both here and abroad and they have the best equipment in their arsenal than any other State department. Since 2003 they have set the most precedent cases on computer crime related offences and is also the unit with the most successful computer crime convictions. You are underestimating them quite a lot!
 

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The Hawks is probably the only investigative unit in the police that can conduct this investigation. Their Computer Fraud investigation team is small, but they all have more than 10 years of Internet / computer crime related investigation experience. They all received training both here and abroad and they have the best equipment in their arsenal than any other State department. Since 2003 they have set the most precedent cases on computer crime related offences and is also the unit with the most successful computer crime convictions. You are underestimating them quite a lot!

That's awesome because the more competent the person investigating this "hack" the more likely they are to see where the real problem lies
 

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CoJ negligent

Hawks investigating City of Joburg billing security issue

The Hawks are investigating the City of Joburg billing security problem which exposed its ratepayers’ personal information
Let's hope the Hawks finds CoJ negligent of implementing basic security.
See: "Shocking security flaw info emerges (wrt CoJ website)"
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/security/85603-shocking-statement-security-flaw-info-emerges.html
CoJ leaked customer information onto the Internet due to security flaws.
CoJ needs to be fined for this lack of security - see POPI act :wtf:
 

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That's awesome because the more competent the person investigating this "hack" the more likely they are to see where the real problem lies
Yip... the correct plan of action should have been to admit that they were at fault and punish those responsible.

This course of action... is just drawing more attention to the royal **** up of note.
 

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Let's hope the Hawks finds CoJ negligent of implementing basic security.
See: "Shocking security flaw info emerges (wrt CoJ website)"
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/security/85603-shocking-statement-security-flaw-info-emerges.html
CoJ leaked customer information onto the Internet due to security flaws.
CoJ needs to be fined for this lack of security - see POPI act :wtf:
Unfortunately, the Hawks will not investigate the COJ nor their negligence, however, this will play a very important role in the case against Magicdude.
 

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Yip... the correct plan of action should have been to admit that they were at fault and punish those responsible.

This course of action... is just drawing more attention to the royal **** up of note.
I totally agree with you on this!

Firstly, the COJ should have implemented a system whereby they could attend to complaints like these within minutes. They did not have this in place.

Secondly, they 'forced' a person to go public with this information in order to protect people. When this happened, they should have accepted responsibility and fixed the problem. Reported back to the media on what they have done and left the matter alone.

I think it is disgraceful of them to go and open a criminal case against the person who made the flaw public with honest intentions.

Edit: What is making things worse is the fact that they have gone public and lied by saying their systems were 'hacked' and that they would investigate and prosecute a 'hacker'. Unfortunately, however, this still does not justify everything and they still do have grounds to prosecute in terms of the ECT act.
 
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