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Cyber attacks are fast becoming the norm in our society.  The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this with a 485% increase of ransomware reported in 2020. 
The month of October, known as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, comes at a time when South Africa is reeling from the effects of a plethora of security breaches and cyber attacks that have plagued the country since the beginning of 2021. 
Transnet, on 22 July, suffered what it has called “a cyber attack”. As a result of this disruption, Transnet could not provide the services it usually provides, which include loading and offloading containers from ships.
ecently, the parliamentary committee on security and justice, adopted the Cybercrimes Bill (“the Bill”) along with several other pieces of legislation.
OUTsurance, MiWay and more recently 702 Radio have all had social media mishaps. OUTsurance and 702 Radio because of decisions taken by their own teams and MiWay, somewhat unfairly as a result of a "fake" email that it attributes to a disgruntled customer.
The enacting of legislation undergoes a consultative process; the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (“PAJA”) provides that where an administrative action materially affects the rights of the public, the public must be consulted.
It seems a panic has swept the globe due to the “new” online social media game: the Blue Whale.
Commercial Law
Tshepiso Hadebe

Cyber attacks and reporting obligations under POPIA

The month of October, known as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, comes at a time when South Africa is reeling from the effects of a plethora of security breaches and cyber attacks that have plagued the country since the beginning of 2021. 

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