Ransomware Attack at Electricity Provider for Johannesburg, SA

September 30, 2022


A major electricity supplier in South Africa's largest city has suffered a ransomware attack. The ransomware shut down IT systems, affecting more than 250,000 people through regional blackouts, and prevented customers from purchasing prepaid electricity.

Incident Date

July 25, 2019


South Africa

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Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified