Wednesday, January 07, 2009

South African Commission Seeking Legal Action Against 'Hacker' Who Leaked Documents to Wikileaks

Linda Ensor writes on Business Day:

The Competition Commission has laid criminal charges against the unknown hackers who lifted the lid on highly confidential information about the South African banking system that the four big banks wanted to keep under wraps.

The charges had been laid in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, the commission’s manager for strategy and stakeholder relations, Nandisile Mokoena, said yesterday.

The confidential information is contained in the technical report of the inquiry into the banking system undertaken by the commission.

An uncensored version of the report was posted on the website after hackers — believed to be based in SA — broke through the security measures put in place by the commission.

More here.


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