South Africa intelligence blames M16 and CIA for embarrassing cyberattack

The Sunday World Newspaper reports that the South African State Security Agency was hacked and its servers taken over a week before the BRICS summit that was held in South Africa between 22 and 23 August this year.

The newspaper said hackers stole highly classified information and took over a strategic telegram group that contained details of SSA agents and operational secrets.

The attack, which is being blamed on M16 and the CIA, was suspected to have been facilitated by an insider.

A newly appointed agent, Joe Mbhambu, was fired by SSA Director,  Thembi Majola, after he was blamed for the hacking.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday World newspaper – 1 October 2023.