Late last week, with the long weekend bearing down on us, news broke that TransUnion Africa — one of the country’s biggest possessors and processors of personal and financial data — had fallen victim to a cyberattack that may leave the personal details of 54-million South Africans exposed.

The group claiming responsibility for the breach goes by N4ughtySec, but you may see this reported as N4ughtySecTU in some stories. I assume the addition of the last two letters relates specifically to TransUnion, which uses TU in its branding. N4ughtySec does keep busy so this kind of differentiation seems pretty practical...

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