Roughly 1 million SA personal records - including ID numbers - have been leaked online. Here's how to check if it's yours.
Nine-hundred-thirty-four-thousand personal records of South Africans on servers of electronic traffic fine payments company ViewFines have been leaked online, iAfrikan reported.
The leaked data includes ID numbers, email addresses, and full names saved on the company servers. The data can be used in identity fraud, including taking out loans and setting up credit cards.
ViewFines counts Standard Bank, ABSA, South African Post Office, Ekhuruleni and Nelson Mandela Bay municipality among its clients.
Here’s how to check if your personal data have been leaked.
1) Visit HaveIBeenPwned, run by acclaimed Australian security consultant Troy Hunt.
2) Type your email address in the allocated slot, and click ‘pwned?’
3) Within seconds the website will tell you if your data has been leaked or not.
According to Hunt's analysis of the data the new leak contains some 778,000 unique email addresses.
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