South Africans' data leaked from traffic fines website

The Hawks are expected to meet the State Security Agency (SSA) on Friday to confirm the severity of a data leak, compromising the personal information of users of the traffic fine website, Viewfines.co.za.

Thousands of South Africans' information, including identity document numbers, may have been leaked.

READ: Facebook data leak: 'Facebook doesn't seem to have read terms and conditions'

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi spoke to Joanne Joseph and said the data leak has been confirmed.

We are working with the SSA to ascertain exactly what transpired. There are some errors that we have also picked up which we still have to check what those errors are.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson

He added that they are investigating the data leak and the exact number of people whose information might have been compromised.

He said the meeting will reveal exactly the severity of the data leak.

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