Life Healthcare Group, a private healthcare company that operates private hospitals in South Africa and Botswana, recently said that their IT systems suffered "a targeted criminal attack." According to the company, the attack affected its hospital admissions systems, business processing systems, and e-mail servers.
South Africa has experienced a marked increase in cybersecurity attacks and data breaches in recent years. These attacks have spanned both public and private sector organizations in the country.
Joining us on this episode of Tech Legal Matters is Lucien Pierce, an attorney at PPM Attorneys in South Africa. Lucien discusses whether we should be worried as citizens and what recourse we have.