South Africa: Unprecedented cyber attacks target government entities

The incidence of spyware attacks has shown a significant surge of over 20% within South Africa with regard to 2023. The majority of these reported attacks have been concentrated on governmental websites and systems, thereby potentially engendering substantial instability to the national security framework of South Africa.

The foundational principle of national security mandates that a nation has the capacity to safeguard the well-being of its citizens. In the event that governmental systems are infiltrated by malicious actors, including hackers, malware or cyber assailants, the underpinning tenets of national security would be severely compromised.

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Source: Politics Web