Several online services reactivated following a ransomware attack: Ministry of Justice – SABC News



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The Justice Department has confirmed that several online services have been safely and securely reactivated after the ransomware attack last month.

Ministry spokesman Steve Mahlangu said the spread of the malware had been successfully brought under control and there was little disruption in the payment of child support to beneficiaries.

Most of the court’s electronic records are intact.

Mahlangu says progress has also been made to restore the integrated case management system and some parts are already accessible to the High Court’s master’s office.

“More work will be done in the coming days to complete the process of restoring online functionality regarding trusts, estates and insolvencies, among others,” said Mahlangu.

Mahlangu says he has tightened security measures to protect sensitive personal information.

“Following the finalization of a high-level assessment regarding a possible personal information leak, and in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act, the Department has published a notice on its website for its people. The Ministry has tightened security measures to protect sensitive personal information in its custody, ”Mahlangu adds.

In the Twitter thread below, the department describes the progress made since the attack:


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