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Cyber hackers are sneaking in through SA’s back door. We must be on guard

SA banks and businesses have fallen victim to a global Microsoft e-mail server cyber attack originated from China

Senior reporter

SA companies, including banks, have fallen prey to a global cyber attack on Microsoft’s e-mail exchange server system, which has allegedly been orchestrated by Chinese hackers.

The attacks have sent governments across the world into a crisis mode, with the US government announcing last week that it had established an emergency task force, involving the FBI, to investigate the attack.

Three weeks ago the US’s Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a global alert for all companies using the Microsoft exchange e-mail server to investigate whether they had been hacked...

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