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Anonymous leak from Wesizwe database

06 June 2016

06 June 2016

Anonymous leak from Wesizwe database

It has come to the company management’s attention that there’s been a data leak allegedly by members of the Anonymous hacker collective. The hackers dumped online data that they claim is from a database obtained from Wesizwe Platinum Limited Servers.

Wesizwe acknowledges the breach and has taken the necessary steps to redress the situation, amongst which being to trace the entry point and lock it down.  The entry point was a server hosted in the cloud by a service provider on behalf of Wesizwe.

The data that was dumped cannot be used to access Wesizwe’s corporate network.  The data accessed is a newsletter distribution list to interested parties hosted by a service provider.  Wesizwe understands the seriousness of this breach, and will implement measures necessary to prevent such recurrence, which may include cutting ties with the service provider.  It is highly regretted that names and e-mail addresses of our newsletter subscribers were exposed.

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www.wesizwe.com

Tel: 011 994 4600

Fax: 011 994 4601

Contact Person: Manager: Corporate Communications – Thandiwe Mapi

E-mail: thandiwe.mapi@wesizwe.com


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