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Dis-Chem data breach affects 3.68 million customers

One of Dis-Chem’s third-party service providers suffered a data breach on April 28, affecting more than 3.68 million of its customers, according to a notice posted on Dis-Chem’s website on Wednesday. It said “there is currently no indication that any personal information has been published or misused as a result of the incident. However, we […]

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Regulator unhappy with TransUnion’s handling of data breach

TransUnion is directly contacting the individuals whose personal information it knows has been impacted by the hack reported over a week ago. This comes after the Information Regulator (IR) expressed its dissatisfaction with how the credit bureau was handling the incident. The IR told TransUnion to use “all radio stations, broadcasting in each official language, […]

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Policyholders, investors ‘should be extra vigilant’ following TransUnion data breach

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (Asisa) has cautioned policyholders and investors to expect an increase in phishing attempts and approaches from criminals impersonating representatives from life insurers and investment companies following the data breach at TransUnion South Africa last week. On Thursday, TransUnion said one of its servers had been hacked “through […]

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