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Latest ransomware attack: close to home

My broadband has released breaking news that Johannesburg City Power’s website has been hit by ransomware.
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City Power released the update via their Twitter account today.
The attack has left its entire infrastructure immobilised and users of the site, residents of JHB who purchase pre-paid electricity, are unable to add electricity credits.

Herewith the tweet:

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Is your business cyber secure?
Are your clients business’s cyber secure?
Don’t let business grind to a halt because you’ve not taken the necessary steps to secure the environments that you depend on (and those of your clients who depend on you!).

What can you do to keep your business safe from similar attacks?

Read our blogs offering specific advice on how to keep your business protected:

https://irontree.co.za/five-cyber-security-basics/ 
https://irontree.co.za/10-lessons-to-ensure-your-employees-are-cyber-security-savvy-2/
https://irontree.co.za/ransomware-to-pay-or-not-to-pay/

If you’ve not yet considered a comprehensive strategy for your cyber security, then review our advice here:
https://irontree.co.za/cyber-security-plan/

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Latest update on the ransomware attack at 13:43pm:

We are taking all necessary precautions around the COVID-19 situation. Our offices are closed and our team members have each been set up to work remotely in self-isolation at home. As far as possible IronTree will maintain business as usual. All our resources such as server platforms, transactional capacity, telephony and electronic communications, including video meeting facilities, have been configured in the cloud and are 100% operational. Please feel free to contact us if you require our assistance. Stay safe!
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