Media hackers behind E-toll billing problems: Minister


Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters has said that “some media houses” were responsible for “cyber attacks” on the E-toll website, BDlive reported on Wednesday, 23 July 2014.

According to the report, the Minister was answering a parliamentary question put to her by Democratic Alliance MP Chris Hunsinger in a written reply.

Teething problems on the E-toll website, including billing problems, were partly due to the slowness of the website, Peters was quoted as saying.

She blamed the website’s slowness on communications links and cyber attacks, adding that “some media houses” were responsible for the cyber attacks.

“It is unfortunate that some of the cyber attacks were deliberately perpetrated by unknown persons and some media houses,” Peters was quoted as saying.

“These incidents have been reported to the law enforcement authorities,” she said. Read more

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