Phishing Attack Hits South African Railways

April 3, 2024

INCIDENT

South Africa’s railway agency, PRASA, recently disclosed a significant loss of $1.6 million due to a phishing scam in its annual report. Despite efforts to recover the stolen funds, just over half has been successfully retrieved, leaving the investigation ongoing. While details of the attack remain undisclosed, security experts suspect insider involvement, underscoring the importance of addressing insider threats within organizations.

Incident Date

February 2, 2024

Location

South Africa

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified