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South Africa's notable data breaches and data leaks in the past half-decade

For the past 5 years, South Africa has experienced some notable and rather concerning data breaches and leaks. More concerning is also that none of the businesses or organizations have been officially investigated or suffered any punishment.

SureBet247 is in violation of the European Union's GDPR

SureBet247 is in possible violation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) . A German customer has come forward to confirm that their data is part of the breach.

Nigeria's SureBet247 has suffered a potential security breach

Nigeria's SureBet247 has suffered a potential security and data breach which has put thousands of their customers and their systems at risk. The company has refused to alert customers of the breach discovered on 25 December 2019.

This website names and shames websites that don't use HTTPS

A new service built by Troy Hunt, information security consultant and founder of haveibeenpwned, with data from Scott Helme, also an information security consultant, lists popular websites from across the world (by country) that load over an insecure connection without redirecting to a secure, encrypted connection. Aptly named "Why

4 things about the ViewFines website that shocked us

On 24 May 2018 we revealed and reported on how ViewFines, an online traffic fines payments website for South Africans, was the source of the leak of 934,000 personal records of South Africans. This came after its owner, Stephen Birkholtz, admitted to iAfrikan that they did indeed briefly "

Just under 1 million personal records of South Africans leaked online

Barely a year after South Africa's largest data leak was revealed in 2017, the country has suffered yet another data leak as 934,000 personal records of South Africans have been leaked publicly online. The data includes, among others, national identity numbers (ID numbers), e-mail addresses, full names, as well

South Africa's Information Regulator under pressure to act on the country's largest ever data leak

South Africa's Information Regulator, the office tasked with handling all matters relating to data collection and privacy as per the country's Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), is under pressure to take action with regards to South Africa's largest ever personal data leak. This comes after the Right2Know Campaign (R2K)