Activists have called for a speedy resolution, after it was confirmed that over 20 000 families around the country are set to be affected by a delay in child maintenance payments, following another Information Technology (IT) system security breach, caused by a ransomware attack.


This time, the target of the attack was the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD).


This is the second breach, in the space of three months, on a major government entity, following the crippling cyber hack of state-owned ports and freight-rail company Transnet, which also caused massive logistical delays, with devastating economic impacts.


The DOJCD’s Mojapay system, which was implemented in 2019, is currently not accessible and the department said they were not able to determine the exact date when the required systems will be restored.


“Our IT teams are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and Mojapay is our top priority because we understand the impact this has on families.


This is the second breach, in the space of three months, on a major government entity, following the crippling cyber hack of state-owned ports and freight-rail company Transnet, which also caused massive logistical delays, with devastating economic impacts.


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