in the following days you might stumble across news that several South African websites have been compromised and data was leaked - you can read more about it here: #ProjectSunRise - Africa's heart - Pastebin.com (companies such as Woolworth, Postnet and many mining companies have been affected) and possible other media.
It is quite alarming to note that consumer companies such as Woolworths and Postnet where affected and it will be up to those companies to communicate with their customers, but snapshots of data we have seen is alarming as it contains personal information such as ID-numbers, passwords and email addresses.
We also noticed that bidorbuy's pressoffice hosted with Mail&Guardian was compromised. This will only affect press releases which have been published on Mail&Guardian and no other data has been compromised. Our Mail&Guardian pressoffice is hosted with Mail&Guardian and data leaks are isolated to Mail&Guardian.
No bidorbuy data was compromised.
We are not quite sure what information has been leaked from the other companies, but we suggest that if you transact with any of the following companies and use the same passwords on bidorbuy and other websites (such as banks) we urge you to change your passwords as soon as possible.
- African Mining
- Express Petroleum