By Thabo Monyela
TZANEEN- Greater Tzaneen Municipality, has become the latest government institution to fall, a victim of a cyber-attack after its website was defaced by a hacker.
On Monday, February 21, the municipal website got breached by a hacker referred to as kareen, who defaced the website into a cartoon pointing a gun on the head, with English words characters of ” Ice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both, tell me what in your heart. Gore my life”.
The defaced website was spotted by a concerned resident who quickly alerted the municipality.
The GTM spokesperson Neville Ndlala confirmed the website breach and went on to say the breach only affected a small section of the website and there is no municipal data or of its stakeholders was compromised.
“We want to assure our customers, employees, and service providers that our IT systems are secure. We are continuously updating our software to ensure that we comply with all ICT legislative requirements” said Ndlala.