Massive Data Breach Reported At GEPF

Posted on 03/19/2024

South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) was hit by a ransomware attack through the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA). GEPF manages the retirement savings of 1.27 million public servants and 473,000 pensioners and other beneficiaries. GPAA mistakenly believed that the data was safe, but later learned that a group called LockBit was successful in its breach attempt. “GEPF has been informed by GPAA that preliminary investigations have found that certain GPAA systems were compromised,” it said, adding that “GEPF is extremely concerned.”

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