Now there is nowhere for companies to hide if they suffer a data breach
Protection of Personal Information Act forces businesses to tell the public and regulator of breaches as soon as possible
Cyberattacks spiked in SA as the country adopted remote working during the level 5 lockdown. It was reported that up to 310,000 devices were attacked in one week in March.
In February Eskom acknowledged a malware infection and possible data leak, and Nedbank suffered a data breach. Mimecast reports that during the last quarter of 2019 SA was hit by 14 major cyberattacks across several industries, including IT, retail, insurance, banking and transport. The City of Johannesburg and information and communications technology company Conor were among those targeted by these cyberattacks...