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Johannesburg hacking?

Unread post by AnAV8R » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:11 pm

Just been hearing reports of hackers trying to get into the Johannesburg servers??
Does this affect internet banking??
I can't see how but I ask this as I tried to do some internet banking earlier. My password was rejected and was requested to reset it.
The "bank" then asked for my card number......AND MY PIN NUMBER......????!!!! :evil:
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Re: Johannesburg hacking?

Unread post by cage » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Banks (globally not just SA) have been targetted with a DDOS attack, this is to make the service slow enough to be unusable.
They then blackmail the banks to pay.
This is a common method often used for commercial sites on busy days.
It has nothing to do with compromising data or stealing information, totally unrelated.
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Re: Johannesburg hacking?

Unread post by AnAV8R » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:20 pm

Just on e-news......Banks confirm attempted hack on their servers.... :evil:
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Re: Johannesburg hacking?

Unread post by cage » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:23 pm

AnAV8R wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Just on e-news......Banks confirm attempted hack on their servers.... :evil:
bad journalism, this has been reported and confirmed all day.
South African banks have been hit with a global ransom-driven cyber attack.

However, banking risk group, South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) says the attacks don't involve hacking or a data breach, so no customer data is at risk.
It is also an ATTACK, not a HACK.
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Re: Johannesburg hacking?

Unread post by cage » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:24 pm

As an aside City of Joburg, has a bigger problem with their security (if you could call it that).

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