The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has addressed a security flaw on the E-toll website that could potentially give hackers access to the personal details of registered users.
This is according to Sanral’s general manager of communications, Vusi Mona.
“Sanral strongly condemns the cyber-attack on the online e-toll account management website,” Mona said. “Our technicians worked flat out yesterday to resolve this security issue and an intervention has been successfully deployed to ensure that login details for online account management is secure.”
Sanral’s statement comes after an unofficial security advisory was posted by a hacker identifying themselves as “Moe1”.
It warned E-toll users that the PINs used to log into their E-toll website accounts could be easily obtained if their username is known.
“Some people may not like e-tolls but launching an attack on law abiding citizens, just because they registered an e-toll account, is appalling,” Mona said.
Mona said that Sanral will be looking at the legal options available to it.
“Sanral would like to assure road users that it will continue to look at innovative measures to ensure the protection of road user data,” Mona said.