The Justice and Constitutional Pattern Division has clarified a media listing that hackers demanded a R33 million ransom, following a ransomware assault on the department’s Knowledge Expertise programs, earlier this month.
Per the listing, hackers allegedly encrypted all data on the department’s digital machine, in conjunction with backups and demanded the ransom be paid – an allegation the department strongly denied.
“The [department] wish to position it on the listing that it has now not bought any ransom ask following the ransomware assault as suggested by an article… printed on 20 September 2021. The article to this develop is completely mistaken,” the department said.
Meanwhile, the department said it has recovered some performance on its MojaPay machine which controls its child upkeep price machine and these had been administered.
The restoration of different products and providers is soundless underway.
“To this level, colossal progress had been made to just like the spread, while restoring severe products and providers to the final public. Whereas the department is now not yet in a position to decide the proper date when all programs shall be restored, it is miles impressed by the progress made by the IT consultants to this level,” the department said.
Within the courts, the department has introduced manual programs to be obvious that that complaints are now not negatively affected.
“The Division’s IT team, working closely with IT Coordinators and Administrators for Court docket Operations at the Regional Offices, has introduced fashioned running procedures for manually running the Court docket Recording Expertise (CRT) programs to be obvious that that the safety of the court data is assured. All courts are expected to feature in overall with none challenges associated to the CRT programs,” the department said.