20 Oct SA Fraud Authority Says Consumers Should Not Check Their Details on Leaked Files
Last Thursday, Manie van Schalkwyk of the The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) warned South Africans that they should not attempt to check if their details were included in the recent data breach that involved the leakage of millions of citizens’ private information.
Van Schalkwyk says that consumers might inadvertently verify legitimate information on an illegitimate site, which could give the hackers access to information they can use to further jeopardize the individual’s identity.
SAFPS also urged South Africans who suspect that their data is being used maliciously, to apply for protective registration on their website, which is free of charge.
Source: Times Live ZA