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Johannesburg Ransomware Attack Leaves City Without Power


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Parts of the city remain without power.

Portions of Johannesburg, South Africa, remain without electricity in the wake of a ransomware attack on the city.

Credit: ZDNet

South Africa's financial capital, Johannesburg, has been hit by a ransomware attack that left some of its residents without electricity.

The database, internal network, Web apps, and official website of electrical provider City Power were all encrypted by the malware.

The attack is preventing customers from buying electrical power units and selling them back into the grid, and blackouts have been reported across the city.

The company reports it has had difficulties responding to reported blackouts in a timely fashion, since it has not been able to access its internal applications.

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