CIPC system hacked

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has revealed it suffered a security breach leading to the compromise of its clients’ and employees’ personal information.

The CIPC, which is part of the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition, put a notice on its website about the incident on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

The CIPC is South Africa’s official regulatory body for registering companies, co-operatives, and intellectual property rights — including trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights.

While the CIPC’s notice said the breach was “attempted”, the fact that the actors had successfully exfiltrated data means the breach was at least partially successful.

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