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Hackers prove they’ve got South Africans’ details


Hackers prove they’ve got South Africans’ details

They say they’ve accessed personal records of 54-million South Africans because TransUnion ‘left the door open’

Consumer journalist

Who has your personal information and what can they do with it?

While a game of cat and mouse plays out with international hackers claiming to possess the personal information of millions of South Africans after breaching TransUnion’s database, and the latter refusing to pay the R222m being demanded, databases are being leaked as proof “samples”.

They reportedly include Cell C’s October 2010 database of 1.8-million subscribers, along with the names, ID numbers and cellphone numbers of ANC members from an August 2017 database...

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