SAPS e-mails hacked

2013-05-23 14:04

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Cape Town - Hackers did not access any confidential information when the SAPS website was compromised, police said. 

IOL reported personal details of complainants on the police’s website’s e-mail server were hacked last week. Almost 16 000 e-mails were exposed.

These e-mails contained details of incidents of crimes such as rape, murder and robbery and the names and contact details of the complainants.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Phuti Setati said it was only the general feedback portion of the website and the list of police contacts that had been compromised.

Setati said anonymous tips and case information were stored on a different server in another building, and there was no electronic link between the two.

The police have launched an investigation into those behind the attack.
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