South African Justice Department Is Hit by Ransomware Attack
(Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s Justice Department said it’s systems have been interrupted by a ransomware attack, the second such assault on a state institution in the past two months.
A breach occurred on Sept. 6 and left all of the department’s information systems encrypted and unavailable, according to a statement sent by WhatsApp on Thursday.
“All electronic services provided by the department are affected,” it said. These include the issuing of letters of authority, bail services, email and the departmental website.
In July, state-owned port and rail company Transnet SOC Ltd.’s systems were taken down by a similar attack.
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