Justice dept channels funds to hack-proof IT systems
The Department of Justice will invest a portion of its 2022/2023 budget to strengthen its cyber security.
Technology overhaul for SA’s criminal justice system
A significant portion of the justice department’s R22.4 billion budget will be channelled towards consolidating the IT systems of public entities, to combat crime.
Some sections of Cyber Crimes Act now in force
The remaining sections will be put into operation in due course, once the concomitant regulations have been finalised, says the justice ministry.
Justice dept shakes off ransomware attack
The department says it has made considerable progress in restoring services and minimising the risk of further disruptions.
1 200 files compromised in justice dept ransomware attack
The files include the names, banking details and contact details of those who have submitted personal information to the department.
Justice dept rubbishes ransom demand claims after cyber attack
The department strongly denies reports that hackers demanded a R33 million ransom, following a ransomware attack on its IT systems.
Justice dept cyber attack spills over to Info Regulator
The ransomware attack on the Department of Justice’s IT systems spreads to infect all electronic services provided by the Information Regulator.
Justice department battles to contain ransomware attack
The attack results in all of the department’s information systems being encrypted and unavailable to internal employees, as well as members of the public.
SA’s govt entities under attack as space agency hit by data breach
The South African National Space Agency becomes the latest government entity to suffer a cyber attack, after its data was dumped in the public domain.
Service desk agents in battle with EOH over non-payment
The employees allege the IT services company has not paid them their salaries since May.
Fake news too hot to handle for Cyber Crimes Bill
The section that makes fake news a crime has been removed from the final version of the Cyber Crimes Bill.